BRIDGTON — Loon Echo Land Trust will lead an easy-moderate 90-minute snowshoe hike through Pondicherry Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. Everyone is welcome.

The downtown Bridgton park includes old rock walls and snow-covered pines and hemlocks lining the trails. Hikers will learn about the park’s history, identify animal tracks and listen for chickadees and nuthatches along the way.

Hikers should wear appropriate winter clothing, bring snacks, water and snowshoes (a few pairs will be available upon request). Meet Loon Echo staff at the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge kiosk adjacent to the Depot Street parking lot behind the Magic Lantern Theater at 8:45 a.m.

The trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine. The Pondicherry Park and the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge project is in its final stages, with about $20,000 left to raise before Loon Echo and partner Lakes Environmental Association donate the park to the town of Bridgton.

All Loon Echo hikes are free; however, donations are welcome and will qualify for a one-year membership. Find out more about Loon Echo by visiting For more information about the hikes, other Loon Echo events, or to reserve snowshoes, contact Jon Evans at [email protected] or call 647-4352.

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