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 Rangeley Lakes region. In fact over 20 lakes and ponds can be seen from the summit in all directions from Maine to New Hampshire and into Canada. This is a great day hike for all abilities including kids. One fairly steep, but short section of hiking along the trail rewards you with a breathtaking 360 degree view of the surrounding area.
To get there: From the junction of Routes 4 and 16 in Oquossoc: Continue on Rt. 16 towards Wilsons Mills. The easiest way to find the trailhead is to drive untill you reach Aziscohos Dam (on your right, before Wilsons Mills). From the dam, backtrack exactly one mile and park your car at a small turnout on the right. There is a sign that says “Trail” that heads into the woods from the right side (west) of the road.