Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust has conserved over 13,650 acres of land including 50 miles of lake and river frontage, 15 islands and the majestic 2,443 foot Bald Mountain, all in the Rangeley Lakes Region. We offer free public access to 32 miles of recreational trails, superb recreational fishing access, hunting, hiking, and snowmobiling, as well as multiple picnic & landing sites on our 28 separate parcels. 

Some properties may have symbols listed alongside their names, a * indicates recreational opportunities on that parcel, while a ^ indicates camping opportunities with a reservation

Bemis - Height of Land*

2.2-mile round-trip (hike down along the Appalachian Trail from Height of Land and return on the same trail)

Bonney Point Trail*

RLHT purchased this 280-acre property in 2001.  It consists primarily of forested land interspersed with rolling fields and meadows.  Evidence of  its agricultural history can be found in the form of stone walls, wire fencing and crumbling livestock watering wells.  With over a 1/2 mile of frontage on Rangeley Lake, the property provides diverse habitat for song birds, wading birds, amphibians, beaver, bear, deer and moose.  In late summer, the fields produce wildflowers and berries enjoyed by hikers and other wildlife.

Cascade Stream Gorge*

1.5 miles, predominantely along the bedrock shores of the gorge.  

Cupsuptic Lake Park & Campground*^

Cupsuptic Lake Park and Campground is a 125 acre property with two miles of shore frontage on the east and west shores of Cupsuptic Lake and Big Birch Island that was acquired by RLHT in 2006. 

Forest Legacy*^

The property includes over 6 miles of interconnecting trails with a maximum elevation of 2100 feet.  The trails consist of gently sloping hills and interesting outcrops along with several steep passes that require time and energy.  A moderate 4 mile loop provides good views of Cupsuptic Lake.  The length of this hike can be cut in half by taking the Drop Down Trail.

 

Hatchery Brook Preserve*

Easy hike on a flat one mile loop trail.

Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary*

Two miles of easy, flat trails with several loop options. This is a great area for families, bird watching, snowshoeing, skiing and photography.

Kennebago 3000*- Boy Scout Road

No established trails exist on this property. Almost three miles of easy, flat walking along Boy Scout Road. On the water, you will find another 3 miles of meandering Class I and II paddling, along with excellent flyfishing. 

Loon Lake*

The Loon Lake conservation easement includes 780 acres and was acquired by the RLHT in 1997.

Middle Dam*

Recreational opportunities are plenty, including angling, snowmobiling, rafting and those just seeking the solace of nature and quality of place.

Mingo Landing*

Mingo Landing is a 1.4 acre parcel of conserved land on Mingo Loop Rd. in Rangeley. 

Rangeley River*

One mile of easy trail suitable for walking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Rapid River*^

The scenic Carry Road utilizes old logging trails built at the turn of the century.  The 3.2 mile trail is flat, and runs along side the Rapid River.

South Bog*

Trails are located on either side of the stream.  The south side offers a flat, wide trail with picnic locations and fishing access.  The north side trail (over the bridge from the parking area) features an interpretive trail which displays stream restoration efforts by the Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Students Island & Mainland*^

RLHT has 617 acres under a conservation easement on Mooselookmegantic Lake's Students Island and adjacent Mainland parcel. 

Toothaker Island*^

This 210-acre parcel on the western shore of Toothaker Island on Mooselookmeguntic Lake, was obtained as an easement by RLHT in 2014. The Stephen Phillips Memorial Preserve maintains six primitive campsites on Toothaker Island.

Upper Dam*

No established trails exist on this property. Historical access best serves flyfisherman.