Height of Land

About Height of Land 

RLHT conserved the 512-acre parcel to ensure this spectacular vista remains unspoiled. Height of Land is located along the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway and bordering the Maine Bureau of Public Lands, the Appalachian Trail, Mooselookmeguntic Lake, and Bemis Stream.


You’ll find Height of Land on every map, tour guide, brochure, and website that focuses on the Rangeley Lakes region. This spot provides one of the most stunning overlooks in New England. With magnificent views of Mooselookmeguntic and Richardson Lakes, and the White Mountains. The forested lake landscape offers the perfect setting for artists, tourists, and all who appreciate mountain air and spectacular scenery. 


During the summer months, visitors may meet a Byway Ambassador who guides visitors to help find the best experiences and services in the region tailored to them. 


Water access to Bemis Stream is from Bemis Track.


Recreation Opportunities

Conservation Story

RLHT purchased the 512-acre property in 2008 with support from the Land For Maine’s Future Program. The acquisition of this parcel includes significant wetlands and riparian habitats that are important to a variety of wildlife species and one of the three critical tributaries (Bemis Stream) to Mooselookgemuntic Lake. 


Being prepared means knowing where you are going before getting there. Pack a map, talk with hikers and look at trail apps. Choose equipment for comfort, weather, and safety. Plan the trip to match your time, skills, and abilities. 

We strive for one well-designed trail rather than many poorly chosen routes. Stay within the width of the trail and hike single file on durable surfaces, like rock and sand. They can withstand repeated use. Durable surfaces are less likely to erode. Vegetation, including the lichen that grows on rocks, is fragile and easily damaged by treads. 

Carry in, carry out. Please remove your pet’s waste.

Allow those who come after you the same sense of wonder by leaving flowers, rocks, plants, archaeological artifacts, and other objects of interest where they are. 

Permitted campfires are allowed in the established fire ring. State of Maine laws must be followed. 

When wildlife watching, we recommend using the  Rule of Thumb. Don’t touch, get near, feed, or pick up wild animals. Doing so causes them stress, and they may have a harmful disease to humans. 

Always be courteous to other visitors. Everyone deserves to enjoy a positive outdoor experience. Be mindful of your noise level, be a responsible pet owner, and enjoy the natural world. 



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