Situated on the north side of Rangeley Lake along Route 4, Rangeley has long attracted anglers and winter-sports enthusiasts. The vastly forested Rangeley Lakes region has 100-plus lakes and ponds linked by rivers and streams. Right behind Main Street, Lakeside Park ("Town Park" to locals) has a large swimming area, a playground, and a boat launch. Equally popular in summer and winter, Rangeley has a rough, wilderness feel. In late January, the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club's Snodeo offers thrilling snowmobile acrobatics, fireworks, a parade, and a cook-off for which area restaurants enter their chilies and chowders. Family-friendly Saddleback ski resort is several miles from town on its namesake mountain.
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