Snowmobile atop East Kennebago Mt
Snowmobile on East Kennebago Mt. Photo by Kyle Haley

170 miles of flawless trails and 120 inches of average snowfall make Rangeley a snowmobiling mecca.

The Rangeley Lakes Region is a world-class snowmobile destination. You’ll enjoy miles and miles of superbly groomed trails, beautiful scenery, reliable snow, and trailside businesses that love sledders. It doesn’t any get better than this.

Where to go

Rangeley’s roughly 170-mile trail network offers some of the best variety of riding in the East, from mountaintops to glacial valleys, forests, lakes, ponds, and plenty of wide-open stretches.

A ride up Quill Hill (off ITS 89) is one of the most unique snowmobiling experiences in Maine. It’s a fun, four-mile ride to the 2,848′ summit, where you’ll find a breathtaking 360-degree view of Western Maine’s high peaks.

Two major routes of the Interconnected Trail System (ITS) run through Rangeley – ITS 84 and ITS 89. These connect Rangeley to 14,000 miles of groomed trails that stretch across Maine. There are endless possibilities for loops, all-day rides. and multi-day rides. In a few scenic hours, you can even reach New Hampshire or Canada.

Repairs, gear, and local tips

Boss Power Equipment, Oquossoc Marine, and Rev It Up Sports sell and service sleds. They also carry all the gear and accessories you’ll need for a great ride. They have knowledgeable staff people who can suggest where to go.

Trail conditions & maps

The Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club (RLSC) is one of the largest, most active, and best equipped in New England. They oversee nightly grooming operations that ensure beautiful trails every morning, when conditions allow (which is pretty much everyday from mid-December through March). Their weekly trail report videos and webcams provide real-time information on trail conditions.

RLSC sells maps of local trails. ITS trail maps are available online

When to go

The season usually starts in mid-December and lasts into March. Check the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club website for up-to-date information.

Events

Rangeley’s annual Snodeo festival is a fun-filled weekend with snowmobile races, demos, parades,  and fireworks. Check the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club’s calendar for dates and additional events. The annual World Record Ride for Cystic Fibrosis on Mooselookmeguntic Lake is another great weekend.

Rave X Show, Snodeo 2018. Photo by Kyle Haley

Where to park

Entering Rangeley on Rt. 16 (Main Street), there is a public park-and-ride lot on the left, across from the IGA. Continuing down the hill, there is another lot on the right, at the intersection of Main and Depot Street.

Where to register

Maine requires registration of all snowmobiles. Non-residents and renewing residents may register online or at the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce. First-time residents must appear in person. Registration funds go toward maintenance of the state’s trail network.

Snowmobile in deep snow
Photo by Kyle Haley

 

 

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Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club

Maine’s premier snowmobile club oversees Rangeley’s expansive network of trails that are wide, straight, fast, and flawlessly groomed. RLSC is your connection for maps and other info.

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