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.
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.
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.
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.