•Camp in the Wild – Cupsuptic Lake Park or Stephen Phillips Wilderness Campgrounds are conserved by RLHT.

Build a Campfire – Explore the lean-to and fire pit on the Maine Forestry Museum trails. (I12)

Find a Frog – Search at Rangeley’s Town Park pond.

Pick Wild Blueberries – Find blueberries in EcoVenture’s fields in August.

Listen for Loon Calls – It’s easiest to hear at night, thought they are active throughout the day, too.

Spot a Bald Eagle – Look along lake and pond treetops.


Go Crayfishing – Grab a flashlight and explore the rocks around the lake at night.

Fish for a Brook Trout – Hire a Maine Guide or fish from the Mingo Loop Bridge.

Row a Rangeley Boat – Row a Rangeley Boat at the Outdoor Heritage Museum.

Hike Bald Mountain – A fire tower with 360 views of Rangeley and Mooselookmeguntic awaits you!

Float the Kennebago – Try the one-way float on Kennebago River – fun for the whole family! Need gear?

Swim by a Waterfall – Visit Cascade Stream Gorge or Smalls Falls.


Paddle a Pond – Haley Pond is perfect for beginners!

Drive-up Quill Hill Overlook – A 360 view, picnic tables, and trails await!

Find the 45th Parallel – Find the sign in Rangeley Village across from the Pine Tree Frosty.

Go Gold Panning – Try your luck on the Swift River.

Stretch Your Legs On these Forever Trails

Throughout the RL Region, you’ll find hiking opportunities. Step off the beaten path and into the woods on one of RLHT’s trails. Check them off!

•Appalachian Trail


•Bonney Point

•Bald Mountain

•Cascade Stream Gorge

•Cupsuptic Lake Trail

•EcoVenture Campus

•Forest Legacy



•Hatchery Brook Preserve

•Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary

•Hunter Cove Uplands

•Kennebago 3000

•Rangeley River


•South Bog


Move at Your Pace on RLHT’s Self-Guided Discovery Trails

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust has partnered to connect you with the best spots to paint the landscape, find a shooting star, and see boreal birds.

The Artists Trail connects En Plein air artists and photographers with locations on conservation lands and beyond! Stop by Rangeley Friends of the Arts for workshops.

Dark Sky Trail Rangeley is beautiful by daylight, but when the sun sets, it explodes celestially. These spots will offer you the best opportunities to see the Milky Way, constellations you never knew existed, and catch a shooting star.

Rangeley Lakes Birding Trail Get deep into the heart of Maine’s lush boreal forest. Rangeley provides a convenient hub to find northern specialties. Birds are on their territory and more reliable. These spots will help you get the lifers on your list!

Maine Trail Finder is the go-to place for all Rangeley Lakes Region recreation trails – hiking, paddling, biking. Scan for detailed trail maps, directions, and more!

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