Local Resources

Sandy River Land Trust

The Sandy River Land Trust is dedicated to preserving open space for widlife habitat, public access, recreational trail connectivity, and cultural heritage within the watershed and adjacent communities of Western Maine.


Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

Located in Oquossoc Village, on Rangeley Lake and offering exhibits featuring early tourism and recreation  in the Rangeley area.

“Dedicated to preserving the rich sporting heritage of Rangeley and the Western Mountains of Maine”


The StarBarn yoga

Star Barn provides lodging for hikers coming off or getting ready to enter the Fly Rod Crosby Trail via the Madrid trail head, which is located on Star Barn property. Two rooms, shared bath. Cost: Donation. Please go to http://www.starbarnyoga.com for more information or call 207-639-2713.

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving natural areas, scenic beauty, critical wildlife habitat and the cultural heritage that makes this place so special. The Heritage Trust has forged precedent setting partnerships with state and federal government, conservation organizations, corporations and individuals to permanently protect the unique character of this region.


Maine Guide and Outfitter Services

“We are a guide service specializing in trophy Maine moose hunts. We provide the ultimate moose hunting experience by working diligently to ensure quality opportunities for our clients. We set up our canvas wall tents in the remote mountains of western Maine each October with the goal of harvesting only mature Boone and Crockett class bulls. While we also offer excellent hunts for other game such as deer, turkeys and upland game, moose are our primary focus.”


Maine Trail Finder

“Finding Maine trails to hike, snowshoe, ski, or mountain bike just got a whole lot easier!”

“Maine Trail Finder is a free online resource for people-powered trails in the state. Search a growing database of non-motorized, four-season trails to find the right trail for your next adventure. Browse interactive trail maps, trail descriptions, pictures, and trip reports.”


Narrow Gauge Riders

A family oriented ATV club operating in the Phillips/Avon/Madrid area of the Western Maine Mountains. NGR meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Avon Community Building and always welcomes new members!


Sandy River Riders

Sandy River Riders ATV Club is driven to preserve, protect, and expand the benefits of this uniquely structured trail system that provide our citizens, our businesses and our out-of-state guests with a trail riding experience they will want to experience year after year.

The Sandy River Riders provide trails for ATV riding in the High Peaks region.


Rev it up Sports, in Rangeley ME

We are your Yamaha dealership for new and used ATV’s and Snowmobiles located in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Maine. We offer a full line of accessories, clothing and sled and ATV parts.  We also offer service, repairs, winterization and summerization of snowmobiles and ATV’s.



Center for Community GIS

“The Center for Community GIS (CCGIS) is dedicated to the broad use and participatory application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related digital mapping technologies. Launched in 2005 by the Quebec Labrador Foundation, CCGIS aims to increase the technical capacity of local organizations to undertake community-based planning activities by: improving access to geotechnology and promoting active public engagement in mapping projects and processes.”

155 main street, suite 2B Farmington, ME 04938

(207) 778-0900

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail

“The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine.”

“NFCT offers maps, books, and web-based tools to help you connect to our 740-mile paddling route that traces a fascinating history from early Native Americans through European settlers. NFCT also introduces you to the places and people that make waterway destinations along our route in the Adirondacks and Northern New England inviting and exciting today.”

“The route’s variety of flat water, swift water, and whitewater, on a range of rivers, streams, lakes and ponds provide extensive opportunities for canoe and kayak recreation. Vibrant communities along the way offer inns, B&Bs and camping facilities, as well as other recreational and heritage attractions.”


Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust

The Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust’s mission is “to acquire and protect land surrounding the Appalachian
Trail corridor in Maine for public benefit.” They are one of the lead organizations seeking to conserve land in the High Peaks Region.


The Narrow Gauge Riders, Strong Snowmobile Club

If snowmobiling is your thing, some of the best riding in the High Peaks region can be found in Strong ME. Contact the Narrow Gauge Riders for maps, conditions and more information. Support the people who maintain these beautiful trails, consider joining a club.


The Western Mountains Alliance

“Comprising nearly 40% of the state’s geography and just 12% of its population, western Maine is traversed by the Appalachian Mountain range and includes the counties of Oxford, Franklin, Somerset and Piscataquis.  Bound by their proximity to mountains, forests and waters and an economic history dominated by wood products and manufacturing industries, local communities continue to seek new economic development opportunities to offset a two-decade long exodus of manufacturing jobs from the region.”

“The Western Mountains Alliance was founded to help navigate that journey.”


The Greater Franklin Alliance is “an alliance of organizations and individuals representing organized communities and unorganized territories who are committed to preserving the past, promoting the present and building the future of Maine’s Western Mountains through education and awareness of the cultural, historic, natural and recreational attractions of greater Franklin County.”

Their website is a great resource for visitors and residents  in the High Peaks region of Western Maine.



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