Sheridan Oldham visited us this past winter to let us know all the cool things happening with the Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsman Association. This non profit is the oldest fish and game club in the state of Maine… [Read more…]
Our friend Bill Pierce joined us to fill us in on the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum. Be sure to stop by this season to check it out!
The Rangeley Region is full of outdoor activities and is historically known for its “sporting heritage”. A fun easy hike along the Rock Pond Trail at Saddleback Ski resort gives you a great taste of the beauty of the area.
Start your hike at the parking lots for Saddleback Ski Area. Follow the signs for the Rock pond condos and you’ll soon find the sign and the trail head.
Follow the signs for the Rock Pond Trail and you’ll soon find yourself on a well worn trail which also follows the Fly Rod Crosby trail…
After about a half mile of hiking on an easy grade you reach Rock Pond. If you’re a fisherman, bring your fly rod and wet a line (fly fishing only). You’ll also see many signs of Moose along the way..
After taking some time to enjoy Rock Pond continue to hike to the Overlooks…
An easy 10 mins of gradual climbing reward you with views looking toward Mt. Blue and another lookout towards Rangeley Lake..
Mt. Blue from one of the lookouts. Just below this you can look down onto another pond named Mid-Way Pond.
Looking towards Rangeley Lake.
Once you’re done checking out the Ponds and the Overlooks, return to your car the same way you came up.
The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center is located nestled on the side of Saddleback Mountain with 55 km of mapped trails for XC skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and mountain biking. It is the home of the Rangeley Lakes XC Ski Club, dedicated to providing an exceptional Nordic ski experience since 1995. With an annual snowfall approaching 200 inches, superb snow conditions plus fantastic terrain and grooming make Nordic skiing here a wonderful experience for novice to expert. There’s also have a growing network of scenic single-track trails for snowshoeing and a rustic Yurt serves as the lodge. Ski and snowshoe rentals, hot and cold beverages, a variety of snacks, and hot soup are available in the yurt during the winter snow season. FMI: http://rangeleylakestrailscenter.com/
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. Fun for the whole family! [Read more…]