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.
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.
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.
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.
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.