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A Family Vacation in Rangeley, Maine's Lake District

A 2 1/2-hour drive north of Portland, the Rangeley area is 99 percent lakes, ponds, and forest. Rangeley Lake is in the town center; smaller, quieter Loon is 10 miles north. Read the article

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    Rangeley Inn

    Though it isn’t as hyped as the coast, inland Maine is spectacular, with thousands of lakes and ponds, acres of cool pine forests, and countless sm

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    The Red Onion

    This red building, situated on a stretch of land between City Cove and Haley Pond, previously housed an IGA grocery store and, in 1958, even a co-e

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    Dunham's Lobster Pot

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    Rangeley Region Sport Shop

    This green cabin in the small, western Maine town of Rangeley is just a short walk from Greenvale Cove on Rangeley Lake. Since 1945, the locally-ow

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    Ecopelagicon

    This nature store in Western Maine formed its ethos by combining three ideas: eco (ecology), pelagi (pelagic), and con (conservation), with pelagic

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    Books, Lines & Thinkers

    Wess Connally opened his bookstore on the ground floor of a white Victorian building on Ridgeley’s Main Street in 1996, keeping in mind “great line

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    First Farm

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    The Wilhelm Reich Museum

    This sprawling western Maine museum from the trust of Wilhelm Reich, a noted psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and scientist, spans 175 acres. The woods

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    Kennebunkport + The Southern Beaches, Freeport + Mid-Coast, Western Lakes + Mountains

    North Haven is separated from the larger Vinalhaven by a narrow strait, the Fox Island Thoroughfare, upon which lies North Haven's modest town: there's a fantastic community center, a marina, two r

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