With Christmas right around the corner, planning for holiday fun is essential. This year, why not consider a trip to beautiful Rangeley, Maine when you’re hoping to savor every second of the season. The following are just a few of the many activities available in this area to make the most of your Christmas 2021 adventure!
Enjoy Holiday Snowmobiling
If you’re the type of traveler that can’t wait to make the most of outdoor fun during your holidays away in Rangeley, then snowmobiling needs to be at the top of your must-do list. This adrenaline-pumping sport is loved by locals and visitors alike in Rangeley when the fresh powder falls and the holiday spirit is in the air. In fact, the Rangeley Lakes region is known for having one of the best snowmobile trail systems in the entire state of Maine! It’s also home to the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club which maintains the Ronald W. Sargent Trail System designed to be enjoyed all winter long. Bring your own gear or feel free to rent a snowmobile while you’re here and make it a Christmas 2021 to remember!
Take in the View at Height of Land
Christmas is a great time to gather with loved ones and appreciate all of the love and joy you have in life. If taking in a spectacular view would provide a way to enhance that opportunity, then a hike to Height of Land this Christmas in Rangeley is a must. This spectacular roadside stop of ME-17 near Roxbury is a must-see for those that are excited to maximize time outdoors over the holidays and are looking for some of the area’s most inspired vistas too. Height of Land is loved for its expansive views offered that cover a stunning portion of the Rangeley Lakes region and the many mountains that surround this area. It’s open 24 hours a day, so fitting this stop into your holiday plans shouldn’t be difficult.
Go for a Winter Snowshoeing Adventure
When you’ve enjoyed a robust holiday dinner in your vacation rental in Rangeley and could stand to stroll off those extra calories, this city offers up just the terrain to do exactly that. Rangeley is home to a variety of scenic and inviting trails to explore that certainly aren’t exclusive to summer fun. Take your holiday adventures outdoors by planning some time to snowshoe your way through a Christmas stay. This fun, family-friendly activity can be customized to just about everyone’s skill level and there are plenty of snowshoe rental destinations in town. Check out Ecopelagicon on Pond Street, the Rangeley Lakes Trail Center on Saddleback Mountain Road, or Rangeley Region Sport Shop on Main Street to find your perfect fit and be on your way to adventure.
Check Out a Local Holiday Open House
When you’re looking forward to some traditional holiday fun in Rangeley this year, the Rangeley Friends of the Arts & Rangeley Lakeside Theater has you covered. Swing by 2493 Main Street on December 3rd between 5 and 8pm if your holiday plans bring you to Rangeley a bit earlier in the month. This holiday-focused event is a chance to explore the theater, enjoy light refreshments and mix and mingle with holiday revelers in a new place!
Experience the Walk to Bethlehem Pageant
On Sunday, December 12th starting at 5:30 pm, the Church of the Good Shepherd located at 2614 Main Street will host an event known and loved as the Walk to Bethlehem Annual Pageant. This free event is open to the public and designed to inspire this time of year. It’s an annual local tradition that’s been carried out for the past 41 years and is sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. The pageant recreates Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem and is made up of costumed community members depicting these historical figures. The pageant begins at the Rangeley Inn and kicks off with a reading of Caesar Augustus’ decree. Once everyone has heard that everyone must return to their birth city, the pageant starts. Alongside carolers the pageant moves through the streets, making its way towards the church. Upon arrival, the evening’s program begins and includes dance, music, and drama. Guests to this event can plan on enjoying performances by the Rangeley Ringers, students from Lakeside Dance Academy and the Rangeley Community Chorus just to name a few. After the performance is over, audience members are invited to come and enjoy homemade treats and beverages as they celebrate the season in good company.
Book Your Rangeley Getaway Today
Enjoying time away in beautiful Rangeley is something everyone deserves to experience. When your travel plans bring you this way, the team at Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals will help you get settled in a home away from home to match. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your next trip!