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 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 pass 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! 


Looking for Things To Do along the Byway? Look no further.

Enjoy these places, many conserved by Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust. They’ll be here time and time again waiting for you. Visit Maine Trail Finder for more biking, hiking, and paddling spots.


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 special place in the Rangley Lakes Region. 

You’ll find them at Height of Land, Whip Willow Farm Scenic Overlook, the Nancy A. Perlson Scenic Turnout, and at the RLHT office during the summer months. 

RLNSB Ambassadors


For RLNSB Inquiries

Amanda Laliberte

Amanda Laliberte

Communications & Program Director

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