When trying to decide on a great vacation destination, many travelers take scenery, ambiance, and options for fun into account. If you’re the type of person that prefers to wrap it all up in a destination that offers up an abundance in the way of outdoor activities too—Rangeley, Maine is a destination for you!
This beautiful Maine locale is loved by travelers with a heart for the great outdoors who appreciate options to include fantastic dining, shopping, and exploring on their itinerary as well. Whether you’re one for fun in the snow or can’t wait for summer temperatures to rise before heading out on a great getaway, Rangeley is a year-round destination that’s designed to inspire.
Of course, for all the planning that might go into a Rangeley vacation, the one thing you really can’t count on is the weather. Mother nature proves time and again that she marches to the beat of her own drum. That makes having indoor activities in Rangely itinerary that much more important! Fortunately, no matter what the weather may be in Rangeley when you’re in town, it’s a place that’s packed with options for rainy-day fun. Whether you’re headed here solo, as a couple, or with the kids in tow, the following are a few activities in Rangely to be sure you have lined up when the rain starts to fall.
Check Out the Maine Forestry Museum
Just because you can’t get out and make the most of Rangeley’s wild and forested terrain on a rainy day doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate all that it offers up. Start by heading over to the Maine Forestry Museum for an afternoon that promises to be as engaging as it is educational. Located at 221 Stratton Road, the Maine Forestry Museum is a testament to a practice that has long defined the lush Rangeley Lakes Region. A visit here is an opportunity to look at equipment, techniques, and people who have made a giant impact on this industry through the decades. Their mission is to preserve the heritage of forestry and conservation in this region to keep the industry alive for generations to come. The museum even hosts the annual logging festival which gives guests a chance to try their hand at logging. The museum is open to the public from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday all summer long. Starting September 9th, hours adjust to 11:00 am until 4:00 pm Thursday through Sunday.
Go Bowling at Moose Alley
There’s no reason to let a rainy day get you down when you find yourself in Rangeley. Especially not when you have the option of making your way to Moose Alley and enjoying an afternoon of bowling alongside family and friends! Moose Alley is a must when the weather keeps you from heading outdoors and is easily found at 2909 Main Street. Moose Alley is open every day from 7:00 am until 9:00 pm and is a welcoming place to put your bowling skills to the test. In addition to their collection of lanes, this destination hosts billiards, live musical performances, and an arcade too. If bowling a game leaves you famished, Moose Alley has you covered with their on-site café bar and grill. Grab a bite and pair it with a beer before returning to your lane for game two!
Dine at Parkside & Main
If savoring a sensational meal is your idea of the perfect rainy day in, try Parkside & Main while you’re in town. Situated at 2520 Main Street, Parkside & Main is known for its vast menu of American favorite fare served up in a welcoming and warm setting. Whether you go with steak, seafood, chicken, or pasta, everything here is served up with a side of home-cooked flair. While you’re welcome to dine indoors, those who enjoy the sound of the rain and views of the lake can be seated on the covered patio as well. Parkside & Main hosts a full kids’ menu for those looking to enjoy a rainy afternoon with little ones in tow.
Alpine Shop of Rangeley
Sometimes, a little retail therapy is just the ticket for turning a rainy day into the highlight of your stay. That’s where the Alpine Shop of Rangeley comes into the picture. Found at 2504 Main Street, the Alpine Shop of Rangeley is a one-stop resource for finding a little bit of everything! This charming shop opens its doors daily to those interested in browsing a collection of stuffed animals, decorations, home goods, apparel, ornaments, and beyond. Can’t find what you’re searching for? The on-site staff is helpful and friendly and waiting to lend a hand.
Book Your Maine Getaway Today
When you’re ready for a Rangeley-bound adventure, the team at Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals has just the home away from home you need to make your trip complete. Reach out today to learn more about our many property options and how we can get you settled in a place that fits your every need.