When you’re not out on the trail, be sure to spend some time exploring the town villages of Rangeley and Oquossoc which offer all the amenities found in a long established, four season resort area. Located at the center of the 36 miles of the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway. This welcoming community on the shores of Rangeley Lake and Haley Pond is sure to offer something of interest for the whole family.
In the quaint villages of Rangeley and Oquossoc, you’ll find a host of shops offering home decor, clothing, gifts, artisans’ co-op, true sporting goods shop, outdoor suppliers, fantastic quilt shop, and even a wonderful bookstore. A wide array of restaurants - from the local sports pub, to a 45 year + family restaurant with famous fare, to scenic outdoor dining opportunities, renowned seafood, wood-fired bbq, Thai cuisine, to numerous 5 star quality dining experiences - offer all the culinary experience one could hope for. An active year round Arts group (www.rangeleyarts.org) offers a full array of entertainment as well as a local movie theatre and there’s even a brand new, state-of-the-art bowling center that also specializes in weekly live music. Lakeside, mountain view, or deep in the woods lodging accommodations are readily available in the Rangeley Region from cozy B&B’s, historic inns, sporting camps and lakes. All the outdoor recreational opportunity that anyone could want is located right here in the heart of the Rangeley Lakes Region. Rangeley’s first outdoor enthusiasts in the mid-1800’s were drawn to the region for its legendary fishing and that allure continues today with some of the most pristine and plentiful brook trout and landlock salmon waters in the world