Appalachian Trail Community: Rangeley, ME

Rangeley, Maine is situated among some of the state’s highest peaks and a chain of lakes that connects over a thousand square miles of natural beauty.  Nine miles from the trail crossing at Route 4, Rangeley is an important stop along the Appalachian Trail. 

Rangeley is noted for its outdoor recreation opportunities and hosts thousands of visitors a year.  Hiking, paddling, camping and fishing are the most popular summer activities in the area.

Local organizations such as the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, High Peaks Alliance and Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust work continuously to protect land and create trails for public use. 

More than 10,000 acres have been protected over the years to ensure that the Rangeley region maintains its unique character.  A visit to Rangeley is always a memorable experience and brings return visitors for generations to come. 

Designated an A.T. Community in 2012, Rangeley offers hikers the opportunity to re-supply.  There is a local grocery, laundry, medical & dental services, several restaurants, internet cafe and outfitters.  Shuttle services are available in the area which can access 3 trail crossings within a 20 mile drive of Rangeley.  Accommodations are available that include a hostel, in town camping, motels and bed & breakfasts.