The town of Rangeley, Maine is located on the shores of Rangeley Lake, surrounded by forests and offering a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities. Visitors can paddle along the secluded lake shores, swim through clear waters, breathe in the fresh pine-scented air, delight in getting a fish on their line, relax with family and friends by the water, or even spot a moose out in the wild. The charming community, outdoor experiences, remote mountain location, and many lakes, waterways, and ponds all provide an ideal getaway destination. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Rangeley Lake State Park
Rangeley Lake State Park is spread out across more than 850 acres of land in the heart of the Western Mountains of Maine. Visitors will find many different outdoor recreational activities throughout the park, such as fishing, hunting, photography, winter sports wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, and hiking. The clear, cool waters of the lake extend around nine miles and are home to trout and salmon. There is also a boat launch featuring finger docks for campers and day guests, playground, and picnic area in Rangeley Lake State Park, and the campground consists of fifty well spaced campsites.
1 State Park Rd, Rangeley, ME 04970, Phone: 207-864-3858
2.Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Rangeley, Maine
Mooselookmeguntic Lake lies in both Oxford County and Franklin County in Maine, near the town of Rangeley. The fourth largest lake in the state, Mooselookmeguntic is considered by many to be a gem of Maine’s Rangeley Lakes region. Visitors can find boating, camping, and hiking opportunities on and around Mooselookmeguntic Lake. Fishing is one of the most popular activities on the lake, with many different fish calling the waters home, such as brown trout, yellow perch, white perch, brook trout, and salmon. Mooselookmeguntic Lake can also be seen from the Height of Land overlook along Route 17.
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3.Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum
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The Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum brings the outdoor sporting personalities, traditions, and history of Rangeley to life in this unique museum in the quaint village Oquossoc, Maine. The Yankee Magazine has called the museum the “Best Sporting Museum in New England.” Situated in the heart of one of the premiere outdoor destinations in the state, the rustic Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum is a place where the history, present, and future of outdoor sporting in Maine come together. Along with many different exhibits, there is also a gift shop selling fly fishing supplies, apparel, glassware, and many gift ideas.
ME-4 & Rt 17, Oquossoc, ME 04964, Phone: 207-864-3091
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4.Maine Forestry Museum, Rangeley, Maine
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The Maine Forestry Museum, previously named the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum, is a non-profit organization established in 1979. Situated among the beautiful natural surroundings of rivers, lakes, and waterfalls in the heart of Rangeley, the area is where logging operations took place since the 1800’s. The museum is home to an extensive artifact collection with items from throughout the Northeast region, including hundreds of artifacts representing the state’s logging operations, such as chain and crosscut saws, sleds, an original forerunner of the skidder, and snubbing machines. Many hand-carved objects and other traditional art can be seen as well.
221 Stratton Rd, Rangeley, ME 04970, Phone: 207-864-3939
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5.Wilhelm Reich Museum, Rangeley, Maine
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Serving as the research center, laboratory, and home of Wilhelm Reich, M.D., who was a pioneering scientist, psychoanalyst, and psychiatrist, Orgonon is now open to the general public in Rangeley as the Wilhelm Reich Museum. The grounds consists of approximately 175 acres of forests and fields, a series of woodland trails, two rental cottages, a bookstore, the office and conference building, and the Orgone Energy Observatory. The observatory introduces guests to the life and work of Reich, featuring scientific apparatus and inventions, exhibits, a 30-minute film, personal memorabilia that includes his sculpture and paintings, and his study and library.
19 Dodge Pond Rd, Rangeley, ME 04970, Phone: 207-864-3443
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6.Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway, Rangeley, ME
The Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway follows along Route 4 and Route 17 around Rangeley Lake, traveling from Madrid, Maine to Township E. Noteworthy stops along the often picturesque byway include the Appalachian Trail, Saddleback Mountain, areas for possibly viewing wildlife, lakes, the town of Rangeley, and the Height of Land. Rangeley Lake, however, serves as the centerpiece of the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway. A popular activity for people traveling down the byway is to search for wild moose that are often seen along the roadside. The roadway is also great for viewing the colorful and beautiful fall foliage.
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7.Loon Lodge Inn, Rangeley, Maine
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The Loon Lodge Inn is situated along the eastern shores of Rangeley Lake, set perfectly for viewing amazing sunsets. Built originally back in 1899, the lodge has been very carefully restored and now offers pub fare, fine dining, guest rooms, and more. During the winter months, the boat slips along the lake invite guests to stop at Dock and Dine, while ramps are put out during the winter to provide visitors with the ability to snowmobile from Rangeley Lake to the door. The Loon Lodge Inn and Restaurant also features expansive grounds for relaxing strolls and private function rooms for events.
16 Pickford Rd, Rangeley, ME 04970, Phone: 207-864-5666
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8.Country Club Inn, Rangeley, Maine
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The grounds of the Country Club Inn are well situated for guests to be able to look out on some of the world’s most amazing lake and mountain country. The location of the four-season inn offers spectacular views of the mountains and lakes of Maine’s Rangeley Lakes region, but the property provides much more than just stunning vistas. Guests at the COuntry Club Inn will find opportunities for golf, lawn games, and swimming, as well as nearby hiking, fishing, and boating during the summer, and snowshoeing and skiing during the winter. The inn itself also offers a cozy pub and delicious meals.
56 Country Club Rd, Rangeley, ME 04970, Phone: 207-864-3831
9.Classic Provisions, Rangeley, Maine
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Classic Provisions is a unique, specialty food store in the lakeside mountain town of Rangeley, Maine. The family-owned and operated store and eatery is run by Joanna and Payson, a couple with a culinary background. The one-of-a-kind shop specializes in prepared meals, fresh produce, seafood, meat, gourmet finds, gifts, wine, and beer. The vision of Classic Provisions is one that creates a consumer experience in which customers have access to quality products and food while also having a resource for treating that food right. Offerings change with the season or when the owners come across new favorites.
2455 Main St, Rangeley, ME 04970, Phone: 207-864-2717
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9 Best Things to Do in Rangeley, Maine
- Rangeley Lake State Park, Photo: Mark/stock.adobe.com
- Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Rangeley, Maine, Photo: haveseen/stock.adobe.com
- Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, Photo: Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum
- Maine Forestry Museum, Rangeley, Maine, Photo: Maine Forestry Museum
- Wilhelm Reich Museum, Rangeley, Maine, Photo: Wilhelm Reich Museum
- Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway, Rangeley, ME, Photo: assja_sav/stock.adobe.com
- Loon Lodge Inn, Rangeley, Maine, Photo: Loon Lodge Inn
- Country Club Inn, Rangeley, Maine, Photo: Country Club Inn
- Classic Provisions, Rangeley, Maine, Photo: Classic Provisions
- Cover Photo: Mark/stock.adobe.com
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