Sarah Vickers of Bangor finishes her first of two laps of the race course at the Rangeley Fat Bike Loppet.

Experience Rangeley

Surrounded by beautiful lakes, and with 10 of Maine’s highest peaks within reach, Rangeley is a world class 4-season town that comes alive with winter events!

The 55 km, mapped trail system at Rangeley Lakes Trail Center offers winter trails for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking. Trails are groomed for skate and classic Nordic skiing. Dedicated single-track trails offer the backwoods experience for snowshoeing and fat biking. There are a variety loops that offer you a choice of trek length, from a quick workout to a day-long outing with a picnic!

Skis, snowshoes, and fat bikes are available for rent. The RLTC staff can offer suggestions for routes to match your ability or available time. When you return, warm up with a variety of choices for soups, hot or cold beverages, and snacks. Check their website for daily trail condition reports and special discount days. The Rangeley Lakes Trail Center is open 9AM to 4PM every day.

Located on Haley Pond is Ecopelagicon, a nature store. Purchase books about the Maine outdoors, maps and camping supplies, as well as crafts, cards and jewelry. Right outside their door is the town cleared ice rink on Haley Pond. Need skates? Free skates are available at Ecopelagicon.

At the end of the day, get some rest at either the newly updated Rangeley Inn or stay lakeside at the Town and Lake Motel and Cottages. Come experience the revival of a landmark, the Rangeley Inn offers a perfect combination of location, ambiance, and comfort. The Town and Lake Motel and Cottages are open year round and located on Rangeley Lake.

Whatever type of outdoor enthusiast you are, this four season vacation destination is sure to pull you back again and again. Ready to help you call this place home is Caryn Dreyfuss of Morton & Furbish Real Estate. From building lots to condos, and lakefront homes to mountain camps, they’ve got something that will tickle your fancy. Come to Rangeley and embrace this winter wonderland. Be sure to bring your camera!


Rangeley's Winterpaloozah!
Sunday, February 18, 2018 10:00 – 4:00
This year’s festival kicks off with a new event called “Paloozathon” and continues throughout the day with more new events and our favorite activities such as ice skating, pond hockey, kick-sledding, snowshoeing, snow sculpture contest, ice golf, curling, fat tire bike demos, snow-kiting and horse & wagon rides.
The festival is a great family event. Enter your dog in the keg pull, or see how far you can toss a frying pan. Pick up your wife or partner and see how far the two of you can go in the wife carry. Big and little kids will enjoy the cardboard sled race and snowshoe event. As always, a campfire with marshmallows will be on hand to warm up by and an outdoor BBQ will be available from 11:30 to 2:00.
Rangeley is a winter wonderland and outdoor recreation mecca. Come share our passion for outdoor family fun. Winterpaloozah! is a fundraiser for the Rangeley Skating Club and the Chamber of Commerce. Most activities are free of charge. A $5.00 entry fee will be charged for the following events: Paloozathon, Dog Keg Pull, Frying Pan Toss, Wife Carry, Cardboard Sled Race, Snowshoe Race, Snow Sculpture Contest and Fat Tire Race. Or buy a button for $20 and enter all of fee events. Prizes generously sponsored by local businesses.
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