Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway
Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride
Spend your day winding through the western mountains of Maine on the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway. Trail your way through richly wooded forests, brisk mountain streams, farm fields, and a chain of lakes and ponds. Nature is all around you on the Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway!
Starting at the Nancy A. Perlson Scenic Turnout in Madrid on Route 4, then Smalls Falls Rest Area and passing through the Sandy River valley before dropping into the village of Rangeley.
You’ll find Rangeley Lake, the centerpiece for 112 interconnected lakes and ponds, and continue to the historic village of Oquossoc.
Taking Route 17, you’ll pass by the Shelton Noyes Scenic Overlook and then the Height of Land – a veiwscape like no other. From here, you’ll wind past Beaver Mountain Pond and follow the Swift River, ultimately ending at Byron.
The Byway passes through a region with over 60,000 acres of conserved public access lands offering scenic beauty and multi-season recreational opportunities, much of it stewarded by RLHT.
Explore Rangeley & Oquossoc Villages
(Pronounced as Range-lee and O-qua-sic)
We’ve got something for everyone! There are two golf courses, Downtown Shopping, restaurants, world-class fly-fishing, seaplanes tours, Moose Sighting tours, and much more!
Connect with a Byway Ambassador
Drive the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway on the weekends, and you’ll likely meet a Byway Ambassador. They are there to help you make the most of your time in Rangeley.
Looking for trails or where to see a moose? Our Byway Ambassadors are ready to help you find your unique place in the Rangley Lakes Region.
You’ll find them at Height of Land, Whip Willow Farm Scenic Overlook, and at the RLHT office during the summer months.
FIND A CONSERVATION AREA
Rangeley Region Map
Take a look at the 2023 Rangeley Lakes Region Map that outlines recreational opportunities on our conservation lands. You’ll find day hikes, pond and river paddles, self-led discovery trails, scenic drives, and much more!
These maps were printed in partnership with the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, Maine Scenic Byways, and the Northern Forest Center.
Header Photo Credit: Cat Herrera of Cat’s Eye Studio
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