Join John Meader of Northern Stars Planetarium & Dark Skies Maine to learn about our stars and more.

One of the simplest yet most awe-inspiring joys of being in Rangeley is the dark night sky. Far from the lights of a major population center, it explodes with celestial bodies.

Many visitors are amazed by the brilliance of the Milky Way, shooting stars, and other cosmic wonders visible with the naked eye.

RLHT is part of a group that hopes to make Rangeley New England’s first International Dark Sky Community, certified by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).

This event will take place at the old Ecoventure Campus. Please remember to wear warm clothes as it tends to get cool at night. This is a family event, children should not come unsupervised. This event is open to the public.

Registration required.

Questions? Please give us a call at 864-7311.

Directions: From town, head South on Rt 4 for about 3.5 miles. Turn right onto South Shore Drive. Go on South Shore Drive for approximately 2 miles. You will see our EcoVenture Camp for Kids Sign. Turn in the drive.

Rangeley Lakes National Scenice Byway Upgrades

Please join us Wednesday, October 6 at 4 PM to inaugurate and celebrate this group effort!

Individuals, the Franklin County Commissioners, the Franklin County TIF committeee, the
Northern Forest Center, the Town of Rangeley, Signworks, M&H Construction, E.L. Vining and
Son, the Maine Department of Transportation, the Maine Department of Environmental
Protection, the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway Committee, the Maine Office of Tourism,
the Madrid Historical Society, and Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust have worked together to
complete this project.

The Sandy River Scenic Turnout overlooks the Sandy River in Madrid at the Gateway to the
RLNSB. The turnout will greet visitors with a kiosk featuring attractions acrossthe region and
Interpretive signs sharing the history of Madrid and Atlantic Salmon restoration efforts in the
Sandy River.

The Rangeley Region Wayfinding System features beautifully designed welcome and directional
signs to guide visitors from the North, South, East, or West.

This project is a testament to the power of partnership and dedication to the common good.

Please join us to celebrate the fruits of our labor together!

Directions: Traveling ME-4 N, the turnout is located on the right just before the single lane
bridge over the Sandy River. Parking at the turnout is limited and will be reserved for those
with mobility challenges. Additional parking is available at the Madrid Historical Society
schoolhouse museum on the left just across the bridge. The museum will be open after the
celebration for those who would like to learn more about the history of Madrid. Restroom
facilities are located In the downstairs of the schoolhouse.

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