Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway

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Driving the Byway

This drive follows Routes 17 and 4, wrapping around Rangeley Lake. It follows the ridgeline of the Appalachian Mountains before dropping into rolling hills and valleys. The Height of Land on Route 17 is the centerpiece of this scenic drive, offering breathtaking views of Mooselookmeguntic and Upper Richardson Lakes.

  • Start at the intersection of ME-17 and Main Rd, southwest of West Central Franklin, ME.
  • Continue northwest on ME-17 to ME-4 in Oquossoc.
  • Take ME-4 east past Rangeley Lake to the town of Rangeley.
  • Continue generally southeast on ME-4 to the Madrid Rest Area, where the byway ends.