Four of the best places to watch a sunset in Rangeley
Rt. 4 Overlook
You don’t have to go far to see a beautiful sunset in Rangeley. Pull into the Rt. 4 (Main St) overlook, less than a mile south of town for a front-row view of the sun setting over Rangeley Lake (above). On a Friday evening, this overlook is full of weekend visitors enjoying the sweeping views and clean mountain air as they arrive into town.
Height of Land
Visitors arriving on Rt. 17 enjoy equally stunning views from the Height of Land scenic overlook (below). Mooselookmeguntic Lake and the mountains beyond are a perfect backdrop for the colors of the setting sun.
Quill Hill is a small mountain (2,848′) with a road to the summit. From June through October, you can drive to the top for breathtaking 360° views of the surrounding mountains. There’s a comfortable picnic area at the summit so you can even enjoy refreshments as you watch the sunset.
For those who are a little more adventurous, the view from Bald Mountain‘s summit is truly stunning. From the observation tower at the top, you’ll see the suns’ colors reflecting off Mooselookmeguntic and Cupsuptic lakes. This viewpoint is only accessible by foot, so be careful and bring a headlamp for the descent.
Before you go, check the sunset time in the Farmer’s Almanac. This website also shows when twilight ends, which is when it starts to get dark. Check that too, and plan your trip accordingly. It’s easy to lose track of time when Mother Nature is strutting her colors.