Rangeley’s Best Sunset Views

Best sunset in Rangeley Lake, Maine
Rangeley Lake from Rt. 4 overlook. Photo by Kyle Haley

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.

Best sunset in Rangeley, Height of Land
Height of Land. Photo by Kyle Haley

Quill Hill

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.

Best sunset in Rangeley, Quill Hill
Quill Hill. Photo by Kyle Haley

Bald Mountain

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.

Best sunset in Rangeley, Bald Mountain
View from Bald Mountain. Photo by Kyle Haley

Sunset Time

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.

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