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River Drivers

River Drivers

When hard work, danger & hardship meant worthy skills, fearlessness, & great friendships. River Drivers moved the timber from forest to the sea & sawmills along the way! Just a few years back I brought my visiting mother to the River Drivers’ reunion day at the Dead River Historical Society in Stratton where I shot these […]

Maine High Peaks activities & organizations keep us busy!!

Maine High Peaks activities & organizations keep us busy!!

We never run out of fun things to do with so many options, from the clear air & light-pollution-free night sky, to the history of the Valley Below the waters of Flagstaff Lake, adventures await for all ages and all interests! Come out & play!  

Take a Hike! West Kennebago mountain

Located just about an hour’s drive from the Sugarloaf region and 20 min. from downtown Rangeley is West Kennebago Mountain. This is a moderate hike taking about 3.5 hours with its summit elevation topping out above 3700 feet. Driving directions to the Trailhead from Rangeley: Take Route 16 west from Oquossoc (toward Wilson’s Mills) 4.8 miles […]

Who doesn’t love a boat ride?!?

Who doesn’t love a boat ride?!?

Flagstaff Lake offers flat-water boating with a view that will leave you awestruck! If you’re not a boat owner.. local or visiting, or if you have family or friends who you’d like to share a special occasion with, or you want to make it part of your Maine Huts & Trails experience to Flagstaff Hut, […]

Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum

Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum

The rich history of  logging in Maine’s High Peaks region is impossible to ignore. Every summer the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum on rt 16 in Rangeley have their Logging Festival. The museum doors are opened, there’s live music, a bean hole bean supper, artisans as well as a Lumber Jack and Lumber Jill competition. […]

Family Fun Days

Family Fun Days

Every summer, with the help of Flagstaff Area Business Association, the Town of Eustis & downtown Stratton Village is the site of “Family Fun Days”. With events for the whole family including a parade, food, music, bounce houses and more! Be sure to put it on your calender for next year: last weekend in June!

2014 Carrabassett Valley Youth Mountain Bike Camp

2014 Carrabassett Valley Youth Mountain Bike Camp

The 2014 Carrabassett Valley Youth Mountain bike camp was a great success. Offered by the town of Carrabassett, kids in grades 6-12 had the opportunity to learn new skills as well as get to know the great new trails in the area.  If you’re intrested don’t miss out on next years camp!

Mt. Aziscohos Hike

The Rangeley Lakes region is full of great things to do in the outdoors. Whether it be fishing, boating, biking, hiking or just enjoying the sounds of the wind blowing through the trees or the birds singing, there is something for everyone. From the summit of Mt. Aziscohos you get a bird’s eye view of the […]

Burnt Mountain Hike

For a magnificent view of the western Maine mountains, & especially Sugarloaf, the 360 degree look from the summit of Burnt Mountain can’t be beat! This moderate hike in Carrabassett will take half-day or more & is best for good weather & conditions.  The upper section is above treeline and exposed to the elements for a considerable part of the hike! […]

From the Archives: Mountain biking on Portland’s Channel 13

There’s something about living here in the mountains that means going downhill on your mountain bike is what we do…!!! The CV NEMBA Club has created many miles of cross-country, through the woods, up & down the steeps, & over the river, trails for all levels of riding in Carrabassett Valley. This video on the […]