Enjoy a Relaxing Family Vacation
in Maine’s Rangeley Lakes Region
THE RANGELEY LAKES REGION:
When you’re not on the trail, spend some time exploring the town of Rangeley, located between Farmington, Maine, Errol, New Hampshire and the border with Quebec. This welcoming community on the shores of Rangeley Lake and Haley Pond offers fun for the whole family.
With 1,500 year round residents, the village of Rangeley is the centerpiece of this popular vacation region. Along Main Street you’ll find shops, restaurants, a book store, sporting goods shops, and even an old-fashioned movie theater (with comfortable seats!). There are a variety of bed & breakfasts, motels, lodges, and cabins, as well the historic Rangeley Inn, to choose from for lodging.
Only 95 roads in the United States have been designated National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads and Rangeley is home to one. The Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway offers fantastic vistas of crystal clear lakes and snow covered mountains. This drive follows Routes 17 and 4, wrapping around Rangeley Lake.
Surrounded by lakes, woods and streams, there are abundant year-round outdoor recreation activities in Rangeley. Pack your fishing gear on your ATV or UTV and try your luck on one (or several) of the 110 lakes and ponds in the region. If you plan on doing some hiking you’ll be glad to know that the Rangeley area has the highest concentration of 4,000 foot peaks in the State of Maine. The Appalachian Trail runs across the summit of Saddleback Mountain on its way from Georgia to Mount Katahdin in northern Maine.
Each season in Rangeley offers its own choice of activities for which the landscape and lakes provide a perfect setting. Summer is the busiest time, but the fall is a great time to ride and enjoy the cooler temperatures and colorful fall foliage. Snowmobilers and skiers travel to Rangeley for winter recreation. And, of course, springtime is when the fish start biting…