The StarBarn yoga
Star Barn provides lodging for hikers coming off or getting ready to enter the Fly Rod Crosby Trail via the Madrid trailhead, which is located on Star Barn property. Two rooms shared a bath. Cost: Donation. Please go to http://www.starbarnyoga.com for more information or call 207-639-2713.
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 summarization of snowmobiles and ATV’s.
OPEN YEAR ROUND, TELEPHONE: 207-864-2452
Serving the Sugarloaf region since 1979 with Professional Video Productions, Info & Entertainment for the Outdoors Lifestyle.
River’s Edge Sports, in Oquossoc, ME
3,600 square feet of sporting gear, gifts and clothing. Route 4, Oquossoc, Maine 04964.
Chandler Pond Outfitters, in Farmington, ME
Friendly and knowledgeable service for all of you fly-fishing needs. 108 Fairbanks Rd, 04938 Farmington, Maine. Find them on Facebook.
ECOPELAGICON…well that’s a mouthful. What does it mean? How do you pronounce it? Come by and find out. Take a crack at it. It’s a little puzzle, see if you can figure it out! We’d love to see you and welcome to our favorite store in town. 7 POND STREET RANGELEY, MAINE, (207) 864-2771.
Cultural and Conservation Organizations:
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.”
Sandy River Land Trust
The Sandy River Land Trust is dedicated to preserving open space for wildlife 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. The museum features an extensive exhibit on Fly Rod Crosby and will one day connect to the Fly Rod Crosby Trail.
“Dedicated to preserving the rich sporting heritage of Rangeley and the Western Mountains of Maine”
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 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 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.
Phillips Historical Society
The Phillips Historical Society is located on Pleasant Street in Phillips, near the intersection of Main and Bridge Streets. The Vose house, built in the 1830s, houses a collection of Portland Glass, house furnishings from the time, information on local families, and copies of Phillips newspapers. The Vose house has a barn and shed with displays in each.
Madrid Historical Society
The Madrid Historical Society was founded in 2000 by a group of residents with a mission to collect and preserve the memories and heritage of Madrid along with historical and genealogical records, property and artifacts that remind us where and how the Township of Madrid came to be.
Reeds Mill Church
“The Church in the Wildwood” The reference is appropriate – the one room church is surrounded by trees on all sides. A narrow unpaved driveway leads to the church situated on less than a half-acre of land in the small, once thriving, bustling community of Reeds Mill, located within the township of Madrid. With 10 pews lining the sides, the church can accommodate up to 100 people. Special events like Old Home Sunday and weddings often fill the church to capacity.
High Peaks Creative Council
The HPCC mission is to stimulate economic development by connecting our assets through creative place-making projects.
Maine Forestry Museum
The museum began to take shape in 1968 when a logger named Rodney Richard took home a snubbing machine that the Foreman of the Brown Paper Company had been intent on throwing away.
The museum was finally founded in 1979 when Rodney teamed up with loggers and other area residents to raise funds and assemble materials.
Outdoor Adventure Destinations:
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 Huts and Trails
Maine Huts & Trails is a nonprofit organization in Maine’s Western Mountain region. They maintain a system of backcountry trails and wood lodges.
Maine Huts & Trails was first envisioned by local man Larry Warren. Larry had a special talent for turning big ideas into realities. He imagined Maine’s mountains having a system of trail connection and lodges like those of the Alps in Europe.
Black Fly Loop
A vast and uncrowded snowmobile loop through Maine’s High Peaks region. It is considered one of the Nation’s top 40 snowmobile hot spots by SnoGoer and Snowmobile Magazine.
Mt. Blue State Park / Tumbledown Public Lands
Mount Blue State Park is located in the town of Weld, Maine and is the largest in Maine’s State Park system, encompassing 8,000 acres. The park features campsites, a nature center, Webb Beach, and four season outdoor recreation trails.
Tumbledown was acquired by the Trust for Public Lands in 2001 with the help of the Maine Department of Conservation and the Tumbledown Conservation Alliance. The lands include 30,000 acres of alpine forests, working forests, and popular hiking trails.
Fly Rod Crosby Trail
The Fly Rod Crosby Trail will be a 45 mile community trail, built and maintained by local volunteers to give trail users a unique look at the historic, natural and cultural landscape of Maine’s High Peaks region, as told to them by Maine’s first registered guide and local hero: Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby. The goal of the trail is to help residents and visitors take an active interest in preserving the unique character of High Peaks communities and natural resources.
Rangeley Lakes Trail Center
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.”
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
Carrabassett Valley Recreation Department
Outdoor Sporting Clubs:
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.