Bridgton, Maine

Birthwise is located in the small town of Bridgton, Maine. The campus is an hour west of Portland, Maine – the state’s urban hub, a port city on Casco Bay – and half an hour east of the White Mountains in New Hampshire – a popular destination for hikers, climbers, skiers, and snowboarders.

The town is home to Shawnee Peak Ski Area, a ski resort ten minutes from campus. The greater Lakes Region – encompassing Bridgton, Naples, Casco, and Sebago – has numerous lakes and rivers and a vast network of public trails and beaches, including Sebago Lake State Park.

Downtown Bridgton is home to a thriving independent bookstore, a small collection of coffee shops, a movie theater, a drive-in theater, several restaurants, a Reny’s department store, the Lakes Environmental Association, and the sprawling Pondicherry Park.

Both campus and community students spend at least some time in Bridgton. Here’s a document with current information about life in Bridgton that we share with all our new students.