Located halfway between the equator and the North Pole, Maine’s western mountains rise to 4,000 feet and surround the six large Rangeley Lakes, 111 ponds and small lakes. Pure air and a setting that is 99% forest and water create a perfect destination for every season. Activities for young and old, athletic and not-so-active are available.
The Rangeley Lakes Region can be reached over highways, directly by charter air service, or by flying into Portland or Bangor and having our drivers pick you up.
Spring features quality trout and salmon fishing, abundant wildlife, and beautiful wildflowers. Drives over scenic highways lead to magnificent overlooks, and sight-seeing flights offer panoramic views in summer. Mingo Springs’ rolling 18 holes challenge golfers. Tennis and basketball courts resound to the bounce of balls. Water sports draw visitors, and hikers take in the Appalachian Trail. The Town, Library, and Orgonon Museum plan children’s activities, and the Historical Society offers an understanding of rich local traditions. There’s supervised swimming at Lakeside Park.
Fall foliage blazes against a backdrop of evergreens that creates a photographer’s delight and also offers the area’s prime fly fishing experience. Frost soon decorates the landscape, upland game birds challenge hunter and dog, followed by trophy-sized big game.
Winter snows open Saddleback’s lifts and Alpine ski trails. By December, machines groom village and mountain Nordic paths and 150 miles of snowmobile trails. Snowmobilers gather for the Northeast’s best riding, the January Snowdeo capped by fireworks, a snowmobile parade through Town, and ice oval races.