The Rangeley Lakes Region - Where "Peace and Quiet" Meet Maine Waterfront Living

By
Real Estate Agent with Anne Plummer and Associates

For years, the Rangeley Lakes Region has attracted visitors who yearn for a quiet escape from the faster tempos of regular life. Located 4 1/2 hours from Boston, just travelling here can give one a true sense of "getting away from it all".

Nestled in the western mountains of Maine and off the beaten path, the Rangeley Lakes Region offers an experience that can not be found in the more southern or coastal areas of the state. The terrain here is different - the hills, valleys, and mountains are more numerous. Lakes and ponds of all sizes are found here and the fishing is still the best in Maine.

Perhaps the most impressionable feature of this area is the simple fact that there aren't that many people here. Consequently, fewer of the trappings of contemporary society that assault us in more populated areas are found here.

For those who crave peace and solitude, who revel in the majesty of Nature, and who long for a home or a getaway situated somewhere less touched by civilization, the Rangeley Lakes Region is the place for you.

The Rangeley Lakes include a half dozen large lakes and many smaller lakes and ponds. The larger lakes are Rangeley Lake (6302 acres / 149 feet deep), Mooselookmeguntic and Cupsuptic Lakes (16,359 acres / 132' ), Upper and Lower Richardson Lakes (7751 acres / 108' ), Aziscohos Lake (6872 acres / 60' ), Umbagog Lake (7767 acres / 48' ) which straddles the New Hampshire border, and Kennebago Lake (1764 acres / 28' ). Twenty-five miles to the northeast sits Flagstaff lake (17,380 acres / 48' ).

The two towns at the center of this region are Rangeley and, five miles to its west, Oquossoc. Together, their year round residents barely number 1000. There are, however, ample places to stay in the area and no end to the things you can do all year long - provided, of course, you enjoy outdoor recreation.

Lakefront Locator will get you to available listings in the Rangeley Lakes Area. LakeSmart, is a research tool that will give you important information about area lakes. If you would like to read recent news articles about this region, use our Lake News feature.

And, of course, if you have a question or need a friend in the business let us know. We love Maine's lakes and ponds and want to share them with you.

Comments (1)

Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com... - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Jon,  I was there in 1962.  U.S. Navy.  We leased 30,000 acres and built an Escape and Evasion school.

Is it still there?

Feb 26, 2008 12:28 AM