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Rangeley Ramblings: Rangeley Lakes Trails Center

By Tom Richardson; Photos Danielle Archibee, Rangeley Lakes Trails Center

Whether you like to hike, bike, snowshoe or cross-country ski, you’ll find a great place to do it at the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center in Rangeley, Maine. RLTC comprises 55 kilometers (34 miles) of well-maintained, scenic, dog-friendly trails for year-round use. Kids will have fun on the Gnome Home Roam, featuring 20 or more carved gnomes in tiny houses scattered among the trails.

 

Fall is an incredible time to bike the RLTC. Photo Danielle Archibee, RLTC

Trails are groomed in winter, and the center rents equipment, including fat bikes, skis, poles, boots, and snowshoes. Lessons and guided tours are also available, and the Center hosts events such as the 50K or 25K Rangeley Loppet, Fat Bike Loppet, and Moose Dash Snowshoe Race.

 

Events such as the Moose Dash Snowshoe race and Fat Bike Loppett are held at RLTC every winter. Photo Danielle Archibee, RLTC

Food and drink are available in the yurt lodge.

During snow season daily trail passes range from $15 to $22, and children 6 and under are free. Seasonal memberships are also available.

 

 

 

Many trails offer stunning views of the surrounding hills and mountains. Photo Danielle Archibee, RLTC