Things to Do in Rangeley, Maine, kayaking

Rangeley’s lakes, pond, and rivers are a boater’s paradise.

A trip to Rangeley wouldn’t be complete without getting on the waters for which this region is so well known. ​​


Ecopelagicon, on Haley Pond, rents kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, and stand-up paddle boards. Lakeside Marina on the northeastern corner of Rangeley Lake offers a full range of boat rentals, from bowriders and pontoon boats to sailboats, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and pedal boats. On the western end of the lake, Rangeley Lakes Region Cruises & Kayaking rents kayak.

​​Guided kayak and canoe tours

Registered Maine Guides are experienced outdoor enthusiasts who can show visitors the best places to kayak and canoe, provide boating tips and instruction, and teach visitors about local history and wildlife. Ecopelagicon and Rangeley Lakes Region Cruises & Kayaking both arrange custom tours for those who enjoy a guided experience.

Lake cruises

Rangeley Lakes Region Cruises & Kayaking offers some of the most innovative water excursions in Maine. Aboard their comfortable boats, guests explore the secluded coves and islands of Rangeley Lake while observing wildlife and learning about local history. Downeast Magazine has ranked them as Maine’s best boat cruise three times.

Public boat launches

Most of this region’s lakes and ponds have public launch sites with parking areas. Rangeley Lake is typically accessed from Town Cove Park and Rangeley Lake State Park. Mooselookmeguntic Lake has boat ramps on Rt. 16 (about 6 miles north of the intersection with Rt. 4), Upper Dam Road, and Haines Landing (parking is about 1/4 mile from this launch). Those who venture just a little farther will be rewarded by the spectacular beauty and seclusion of Richardson Lake. For additional launches, contact the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce.


Pontoon boat

Rangeley Lake Region Cruises & Kayaking

274 Shore Rd, Oquossoc, ME
Explore Rangeley’s beautiful lakes and ponds, and see wildlife up close with this award-winning company. They offer boat tours of Rangeley Lake and custom guided kayak trips.

Kayaking on Rangeley Lake