Donnabeth Lippman Park is a 123 acre community park in the heart of the business district off of Route 302 in North Windham. Purchased from the Portland Water District in 2011, this park is managed by the Windham Parks and Recreation Department.
Chaffin Pond, a 10-acre pond, is one of the main features. Anglers come here to enjoy the abundance of large mouth bass. There isn't a boat launch, but you can carry in a kayak or a canoe.
Another favorite is the 1.5 mile trail that circles Chaffin Pond. This level hike is very family-friendly. The trail takes you through woodlands and wetlands, the latter of which has bridges to get you over the muddy water.
Children enjoy the park for a number of reasons. The story walk trail is a fun diversion. Signs instruct young ones to “flap your wings like a bird” until they arrive at the next sign or to locate 5 birds. The park also has an over-sized playground. It is a pretty interactive jungle gym with fun bells and whistles for even the youngest of little ones.
Besides hiking and fishing, park goers can mountain bike, cross country ski or snowshoe. There are also picnic tables at the trail head, including a covered area.
Located at 18 Chaffin Pond Road in Windham. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at all times.
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