RANGELEY – As a special event this year, the High Peaks Alliance is hosting an All Trails Celebration in Rangeley the weekend of June 25 and 26. The term “All Trails” recognizes the broad variety of trails and how they are used in the High Peaks and Rangeley Lakes region.
The All Trails Celebration will kick off Saturday with a dedication of the State of Maine’s newest multi-use trail corridor, the “West Saddleback Connector.” The dedication ceremony will feature U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Maine Conservation Commissioner Bill Beardsley. Dedication participants will include the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, ATV-Maine, and the local trail groups who worked to create the trail. A public reception will follow the ceremony. In addition, all the latest information on High Peaks and Rangeley Lakes area trails will be available, with trail guides on hand to answer your questions and make suggestions for your next trail adventure. These events will be held June 25th at the classic Country Club Inn (off Rte. 4 via Mingo Springs or Proctor Roads) beginning at 1 p.m. (ceremony is at 2:00-3:15 p.m.).
On both Saturday and Sunday (June 25 and 26) we challenge you to get out and experience some of these great trail systems! You can have fun on a familiar kind of trail, or you can try out something new! To help you have the best time, area trail club guides will provide group walks, hikes, ATV rides, bike rides, and paddling on nearby land and water trails. Scheduled guided hiking and ATV tours of the new West Saddleback Connector will be offered (sign up Saturday for these tours, as space will be limited).
Rangeley is a gateway to many of the best back-country trails in Maine. Join us June 25 and 26 to celebrate –and experience – all trails, including the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the new Moose Loop ATV Trail System, the unique Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the Fly Rod Crosby Trail, local walking paths, and many more! For more information about trail activities, please visit www.highpeaksalliance.wordpress.com.