2013 Trail Maps
THESE SHOULD BE AT MANY RANGELEY AND
OQUOSSOC AREA BUSINESSES, AND AT THE RANGELEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Maps can also be purchased for $5 locally or $6
by mail. People can order by sending a check to RLSC for $6 to :
RLSC-Map Order, PO Box 950, Rangeley, ME. 04970
connect to all points, north, south, east and west, including the 12,500 mile
international circuit throughout Maine and into Canada.
In just a few scenic hours, riders can reach New Hampshire, Stratton,
Kingfield, Farmington, Rumford, Jackman and all other destinations throughout
the State. Many of these trails access areas and sights visitors can
only see on a snowmobile because they are closed in the summer months.
operation is centrally located in the Interconnected Trail System (ITS), New
England Snowmobile Trail Network (NEST), and Black Fly Loop.
The State of Maine recognizes the RLSC
area of responsibility as one of the key networks in the State.
Ronald W. Sargent Trail System -
In honor of the
pioneer and creator of many of the trails that make up the
current Rangeley Lakes region snowmobile trails, RLSC
has voted to name its trail network after Ronald W. Sargent, the
man who spent countless hours clearing and forging many of the
trails you ride today. We can only imagine how difficult his
task must have been in the days when there were no handwarmers or GPS
guidance systems. We owe much to this man and are so grateful
for the trail system that he developed.
Your Trail Access!
that our trails are often on private land and are being used with
Trail access is a privilege, not a right.
Please respect the land you use and obey all trail markers,
especially those that request you to "Stay on the Marked
Trail". That way we can preserve our trail privileges for
everyone in the seasons to come!
In, Carry Out"
citizens, and area merchants band together to serve the visiting riders. The RLSC trails system offers multiply trailside parking
areas and has adopted a very liberal snowmobile routing policy through in town
streets allowing renters and residents easy access to the lake and trail
network. Trail services and
accommodations include driving your snowmobile right up restaurants, clubs,
convenience stores, gas stations, and all in town activities in Rangeley and
nightlife in our region from the trail network.
access routes and feeder trails allow snowmobilers to access all ITS trails and
many lakes and ponds. Most homes,
camps, and cottages in and around our area allow for driving your snowmobile
right onto a lake or trail from the driveway.
are currently no trail fees to utilize our trails, although numerous fundraisers are held
throughout the season to support maintaining and grooming the trail network.
Fundraisers bond the community into action and help support this very
important community program.
RLSC has an excellent rapport with local landowners and paper company land
managers. This harmony allows the
club much flexibility when the trail system requires relocation.
In most instances, we have an unlimited land use licenses with the
landowners who allow us to operate on their property.
The club goes to extreme lengths to protect the land the owners let us
does not have a trail speed limit. However,
please be aware that wardens are out on the trail and are watching for reckless
drivers, imprudent speed, etc. Even
though we have no speed limit, you may receive a summons for excessive speed and
driving to endanger. Please use
common sense when riding on any trails.
2013 Trail Maps are now
approval of the Selectmen of the Town of Rangeley: The following streets will be
available for residents & renters living on them to ride their snowmobiles
to the Rangeley Lakes Region trail system on Rte. 4 located between Allen St.
and the bottom of Cemetery Hill. Residents or renters who live on Oquossoc Ave.,
School St., Allen St., Center St., Cross St., Upper Pleasant St., and Lower
Kennebago Rd. from the corner of Cross St. to Route 4, can by snowmobile, access
the Route 4 local snowmobile route to the People's Choice feed trail entrance to
NEST & ITS trail networks or enter the lake at various points. In addition,
residents & renters who live on Lake St. can ride to and from their houses
to the lake.
snowmobiles will be properly registered and obey the rules of the road. Proper
hand signals will be given at turns. Snowmobiles will travel at speeds less than
10 mph on the right hand side of the road. Riding on sidewalks and undesignated
streets is prohibited. Violators will be prosecuted.
for the SNODEO
Snowmobiling on sidewalks is against the law! Violators
will be prosecuted. Also, Snowmobiles are not allowed on Main Street south of
Allen St. Please do not use the Local Access snowmobile routes as snowmobile
trails. These access trails are for renters and homeowners only.
In Rangeley there is a public lot located right next to
the Camp Do What you Wanna store on Main Street. Trail is groomed right
to it. In Oquossoc, there is a public lot across the road from Oquossoc
Grocery and Oquossoc Marine allows parking in their extensive lot area. You
can also park along Route 16 heading toward Wilson's Mills where the trail
crosses the road.