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RANGELEY LAKES HERITAGE TRUST’S

Watersheds

Byway Ambassador Report

December 5, 2022

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.

Overall Numbers

2847

Individuals

6900+

Recommendations

3

Locations

What does it mean for Byway Ambassadors to connect our visitors with their best experiences in our region?  Through a brief conversation, the Ambassador can make pointed recommendations for their time in Rangeley, explain the landscape, and answer questions about everything.

 

Following 2021’s trend, in 2022, first-time visitors to the region outnumbered returning visitors, and Mainers were more likely to visit Rangeley than out-of-staters. Over 50% of visitors were unaware they were on a National Scenic Byway. 

 

58%

of visitors did not know they were on a National Scenic Byway. 

43%

were Mainers. 

34%

were visiting the Rangeley Lakes Region for the first time. 

BE INVOLVED

Cruise the Byway

Interested in cruising the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway? There’s so much to do! Start your adventure with a click! 

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A Byway Ambassadors snaps a family photo at Whip Willow Farm Scenic Overlook

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Rangeley Region Recreational Map

Look at the new Rangeley Lakes Region Map that outlines recreational opportunities on our conservation lands. 

 

You’ll find day hikes, ponds and river paddles, self-led discovery trails, scenic drives, and much more!

 

Please stop by our office to pick up your copy!