Maine's Rangeley Lakes glisten like gems stretched out below 4,120-foot
Saddleback Mountain. Six major lakes and hundreds of smaller lakes and
ponds lure vacationers for fishing, boating and swimming. The quiet
splendor of lakes and mountains serves as a perfect setting for
year-round activities. Play golf or tennis. Bring your own boat, canoe,
or kayak. Hike numerous trails including the famous Appalachian Trail
and enjoy cool lake waters after. Visit craftspeople at work, antique,
and browse a variety of other shops. Enjoy cultural events and festivals
in all seasons.
Rangeley Lake Waterfront Real Estate Rangeley Lakes Region Area Guide
For years, the Rangeley Lakes Region has attracted visitors who yearn
for a quiet escape from the faster tempos of regular life. Located 4½
hours from Boston, just travelling here can give one a true sense of
"getting away from it all". Nestled in the western mountains of Maine
and off the beaten path, the Rangeley Lakes Region offers an experience
that cannot be found in the more southern or coastal areas of the state.
terrain here is different - the hills, valleys, and mountains are more
numerous. Lakes and ponds of all sizes are found here and the fishing is
still the best in Maine.
Get Away from It All
But perhaps the most impressionable
feature of this area is the simple fact that there aren't that many
people here and, consequently, fewer of the trappings of a contemporary
society that accompany more populated areas. For those who crave peace
and solitude, who revel in the majesty of Nature, and who long for a
home or a getaway situated somewhere less touched by civilization, the
Rangeley Lakes Region is that place.
The Rangeley Lakes include a
half dozen large lakes and many smaller lakes and ponds. Twenty-five
miles to the northeast is Flagstaff lake.
Richardson / Adams
Lincoln / Magalloway
Davis / Stetson
The two towns at the center of this region are Rangeley and, five miles
to its west, Oquossoc. Together, their year round residents barely
number 1000. There are, however, ample places to stay in the area and no
end to the things you can do all year long - provided, of course, you
enjoy outdoor recreation.
Additional Maine Lake Resources
Learn About Local Lakes
Lakes of Maine (previously known as PEARL) is supported through a collaboration of research, management, and citizen-volunteer organizations, and is a superb example of cooperative stewardship. It is a searchable data base for Maine lakes initially created in collaboration between the University of Maine and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). You can access just about anything there is to know about any given lake or watershed. Size, depth, location, fish species, plants are all available. The Knowledge Base includes the most current articles and scientific data.
This resource will not only provide environmental information, but will be a place where you can search specific lakes by name and their exact location using interactive maps and tools.