Rangeley Lakes Itinerary for a 1 day RV Holiday

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Day 1

Start: Height Of Land

Start your tour by watching the sunrise at Height of Land, where you can see for hundreds of miles: lakes, mountains and forests. You can also see the White Mountain chain in neighboring New Hampshire. Height of Land is often considered to be the most spectacular overlook in northern New England. Have a picnic breakfast here.

Stop 1: Mooselookmeguntic Lake

Directions from previous place:     Leaving Height Of Land, take Route 17 north for approximately 12 miles until you come to the city of Oquossoc, where you can access Mooselookmeguntic Lake.
Distance from Previous Site:          12 miles / 19.2 km
Travel Time from Previous Site:     30 minutes
Suggested Time at This Site:            3 hours

Oquossoc is charmingly surrounded by Mooselookmeguntic Lake. You can access the lake from the city and rent boating and fishing supplies there. Take a couple of hours to enjoy the lake by either boating, fishing, or hiking around it.

Stop 2: Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum

Directions from previous place:     Leaving Oquossoc, take Route 16 east for approximately 10 miles to the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum.
Distance from Previous Site:     10 miles / 16.0 km
Travel Time from Previous Site:     20 minutes
Suggested Time at This Site:     1 hour

The Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum displays equipment, artifacts, photos, and historic tape recordings of people in the logging profession.

Stop 3: Smalls Falls

Directions from previous place:     Leaving the museum, take Route 16 southwest for 3 miles, then turn south onto Route 4 and follow for about 15 miles to Smalls Falls at the end of the Byway.
Distance from Previous Site:           18 miles / 28.8 km
Travel Time from Previous Site:      30 minutes
Suggested Time at This Site:             2 hours

When you come to Smalls Falls, have a picnic. Afterward, play in the pools created by the 54-foot waterfall. You can also hike the short path to the top of the falls in 5 minutes. The colorful gorge walls, colored green, gold, and orange, are perfect places to perch and admire the scenery.

End: Madrid

Directions from previous place:      From Smalls Falls, take Route 4 east for about 2 miles to Madrid.
Distance from Previous Site:           2 miles / 3.2 km
Travel Time from Previous Site:      5 minutes

End your tour in Madrid. Stop to eat dinner in one of the local eateries, and unwind in this quaint Maine township.

Totals for Day 1

Total Distance Traveled:     42 miles / 67.2 km
Total Travel Time:               1 hour 25 minutes
Total Stopping Time:             6 hours

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