Things to Do in Rangeley, Maine

Things to do in Rangeley, Maine, Summit of Saddleback Mountain
Saddleback Mountain. Kyle Haley photo

Welcome to Rangeley – Maine’s premier mountain town

There’s no end of things to do in Rangeley, Maine, and this website is your ultimate vacation planning tool. Click here for 1-day, 3-day, and 5-7 day trip itineraries.

Things to Do in Summer

Rangeley has been a summer refuge for East Coast urbanites for over 150 years. Its majestic mountains, crystal lakes, and crisp, clean air offer superb outdoor experiences.

  • Hike some of the largest mountains on the East Coast. There are eight 4,000′ peaks within a one-hour drive of Rangeley.
  • Fish for trophy-sized native brook trout, landlocked salmon, togue, and perch. 
  • Boat, kayak, and paddle board on our pristine mountain lakes and ponds.
  • Swim below waterfalls.
  • Bird watch for rare and endangered species in Rangeley’s unique northern boreal forest and summit alpine tundra.
  •  Bike and ATV on Rangeley’s premier trail network.

Things to Do in Winter

120 inches of average annual snowfall make this one of the East Coast’s premier winter playgrounds.

  • Ski at one of New England’s best Nordic trail centers and alpine resorts.
  • Snowmobile Rangeley’s expansive and impeccably maintained trail network.
  • Snowshoe through pristine forests with mountain views.
  • Ice skate under the stars (and lights) at our downtown rink. While there, try your hand at curling or hockey.
Alpine downhill skiing
Rangeley is a premier destination for alpine and Nordic skiers.

Year-round Hospitality

After a full day, kick back at one of Rangeley’s unique sporting lodges or historic inns, such as Loon Lodge or the Rangeley Inn & Tavern. Have a drink beside a massive fieldstone hearth; get up close with mounted bears, moose, and loons; and learn some local history. Stay for dinner or visit the mountain foodies at another of Rangeley’s fine restaurants. Click here for a full list.

Year-round Wildlife

You will forever remember the first time you spot a 1,500 lb bull moose or hear the eerie nighttime call of loons. Keep your eyes open for deer, foxes, bears, coyotes, bald eagles, great blue herons, flying squirrels, and many other animals.

Young bull moose
Bull moose in Rangeley, Maine. Kyle Haley photo

Family Things to Do in Rangeley

Rangeley is an ideal place for outdoorsy family fun. Click here for a complete list of kid-friendly activities.Children Kayaking

Things to Do at Night

Rangeley has its share of live music and evening entertainment, but it’s most unique offering is its spectacular night skies. Its lack of development makes it one of the best places on the East Coast for stargazing. You’ll see the Milky Way, planets, shooting stars, and, if you’re lucky, the Northern Lights.

Milky Way over Saddleback Mt
Milky Way over Saddleback Mountain. Photo by Kyle Haley


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