In 2015, the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (RLHT) acquired an 8-acre parcel that abutted the Rangeley Lake State Park (RLSP). The property, situated along the northern side of South Shore Drive and the southern shoreline of Rangeley Lake, is the eastern boundary of the RLSP.
In 2022, the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway (RLNSB) underwent construction improvements, including new pavement and improved ditching. Throughout the construction, a surplus of boulders was relocated to an area north of the Height of Land, ultimately creating a new scenic turnout.
“RLHT, in partnership with the USFWS, Trout Unlimited, and MDIFW, has begun an ambitious restoration project on the upper Kennebago river and its tributaries.
A network of roads crisscrosses the watershed as the river and its tributaries wind toward Cupsuptic Lake. Often, culverts at these crossings are undersized, in poor condition, or perched above the stream surface, creating barriers to the passage of aquatic organisms, including Eastern Brook Trout.” From Restoring the Kennebago River
Join WRGY as they talk to Saddleback’s Hosts and the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway Ambassadors, who greet visitors in the region year-round!
Drive the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway on the weekends during the summer and fall, and you’ll likely meet a Byway Ambassador. They are there to help our visitors make the most of their time in Rangeley. 2022 was the second year of the Byway Ambassador Program.
When Weekends with Yankee asked if we’d be their guide to the Rangeley Lakes Region, we heartily agreed. Meet our Byway Ambassadors, explore what makes Rangeley so special, and why your friends can’t wait to get to camp! * Please note, Yankee removed the original article and we’ve linked it to a “Fall Weekend in Rangeley.”
Look back on 2022 with Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust!
The Kennebago watershed supports one of the US’s most resilient, self-sustaining wild Eastern Brook Trout populations. The presence of cold, well-oxygenated surficial groundwater combined with high elevation creates a quality habitat that Brook Trout require to thrive. Eastern Brook Trout are essential indicators of New England’s long-term forest and aquatic ecosystem health.
Allison Stuart Mansmann, 39, of Oakland, CA died Wednesday November 2nd, 2022 in San Francisco, CA surrounded by her devoted partner and close family. She was born on September 8th, 1983 in Philadelphia, PA to Herbert C. Mansmann III and Cynthia S. Mansmann of Malvern, PA. She is survived by both of her parents, her partner Shekar Srinivas, her sister Katrina Mansmann, her grandfather Ross M. Stuart, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
In August and September, volunteer Invasive Plant Patrollers mapped the shorelines to identify invasive species on 13 waterbodies in the Rangeley Lakes Region.