This resort area of 99 percent forest and water provides ideal vacations in all four season of the year. With more than 110 clear lakes, ponds, and streams, thousands of acres of untamed timberland filled with wildlife and plant life you’ll always find an adventure waiting.
As new flowers and vegetation make their appearance, one of the highlights of spring is the start of open water fishing. In lakes, ponds, rivers and streams you can fish for prized land locked salmon, trout, bass and perch. For bird watching visit the Audubon Society’s 100 acre bird sanctuary on Hunter Cover.
You have no lack of outdoor sports and activities to pick from during the summer. The hills provide miles of scenic hiking trails including a rugged section of the Appalachian Trail. You have plenty of water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, water skiing and more fishing. If hitting the links is what you’re looking for you’ll find that in Rangeley as well.
Thousands of acres of woodland provide you with rolling hills filled with breathtaking colors and beauty. Expect the foliage season to peak from late September to mid-October.
With the snows and dropping temperatures come Nordic and alpine skiing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and ice fishing.
The Rangeley mountains have miles of sloping hills for downhill skiing and snow boarding. Terrains vary from gentle for beginners to steep to challenge experienced skiers.
Saddleback Mountain, with over 60 trails and a vertical drop of 2,000 feet, is the area’s premier ski area and offers outstanding skiing for every member of your family.
If you snowmobile you’ll appreciate the more than 150 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. These trails are part of the local Interstate Trail System that connects with the New Hampshire and Canadian systems.
For ice fishing, find any of the many lakes or ponds (though ice fishing is not permitted on Rangeley Lake), drill through the ice and wait for a bite.
Whatever season you visit the Rangeley region and the neighboring town of Oquossoc you’ll find excellent accommodations, including cottages, inns, motels, B&Bs, campgrounds and condos. Your visit will be complete with the great variety of restaurants, shops, galleries, and attractions such as museums, covered bridges and entertainment centers.
Rangeley State Park has 690 acres of woodland and lakes for all year outdoor fun.