Museums, waterfalls, and stunning views around every bend.

Best natural attractions in Rangeley: Smalls Falls

Smalls Falls

Rt 4, south of Rangeley

These gorgeous waterfalls tumble down a 900′ stretch of the Sandy River. The highlight is a 54′ fall that twists through sculpted rocks and plunges into a deep swim hole. The falls are easily accessible from a comfortable rest area off Rt. 4, with picnic tables and bathroom facilities.

 

 

Bald Mountain tower, Rangeley Oquossoc Maine

Bald Mt. Observation Tower

Bald Mountain Road, Oquossoc

Enjoy sweeping 360° views of the Rangeley Lakes and the surrounding mountains from the tower atop Bald Mountain. Climbing the tower is an annual tradition for many who spend their summers in Rangley.

 

 

Best museums in Rangeley: Outdoor Heritage Musuem exterior

Outdoor Heritage Museum

8 Rumford Rd, Oquossoc, ME
207-864-3091

Learn about Rangeley’s outdoor sporting heritage, from 10,000-year-old Paleo Native American artifacts to the portrait President Eisenhower painted of his Rangeley guide in 1956. Named Best Sporting Museum in New England by Yankee Magazine in 2014.

 

 

Best museums in Rangeley: Wilhelm Reich Museum exterior

Wilhelm Reich Museum

19 Orgonon Cir, Rangeley
207-864-3443

Visit the home and research center of one of the 20th century’s most fascinating and controversial physician-scientists. The Reich Museum hosts nature workshops throughout the summer and has an extensive trail network on its 175 acres of pristine woodlands.

 

 

Best natural attractions in Rangeley: Quill Hill

Quill Hill Summit Drive

 Rt 16, Lang Twp, ME
207-474-6759

Drive up this 2,848′ peak for 360° views of two mountain ranges. At the summit, there’s a spacious picnic area and a 4,000′ path between two of the best viewpoints. Wheelchair accessible. Free to the public, donations welcome.

 

 

Best museums in Rangeley: Maine Forestry Museum exterior

Maine Forestry Museum

221 Stratton Rd, Rangeley
207-864-3939

This museum celebrates Maine’s rich cultural heritage of forestry and conservation. Learn about life in an 1800’s logging camp, trace the evolution of logging technology, and take in an ax throwing competition.  Photo by CentralMaine.com

 

 

Best natural attractions in Rangeley: Height of Land

Height of Land

Rt 17, Roxbury, ME

The most popular stop on Rangeley’s 35-mile National Scenic Byway features breathtaking views and educational information about the area.

 

 

Best museums in Rangeley: History Museum exterior

Rangeley History Museum

2472 Main St, Rangeley
207-864-3091

Dive into Rangeley’s past, from settlement to the era of grand hotels and sporting camps. This delightful museum is packed with artifacts and stories of the people who have built this unique mountain community.

 

 

Best attractions in Rangeley: Oquossoc Log Church exterior

Oquossoc Log Church

2472 Main St, Rangeley
207-864-3091

This charming structure is on the National Register of Historic Places. The entire building, including the walls, pulpit, and altar, are constructed with spruce logs. This unique church was built in 1916 to hold non-denominational services for summer residents of Oquossoc village.