Located in an area consisting of 99% forest and water, lies Maine’s western mountains and the six Rangeley Lakes. The Town of Rangeley, Oquossoc Village, Dallas Plantation, Rangeley Plantation and Sandy River Plantation comprise the regions settlements. The year ’round population of approximately 1,500+ inhabitants swells to almost 10,000 during the popular summer tourist season.
A great place to raise a family, retire and an ideal vacation destination for every season, this resort area offers a multitude of activities for both young and old. Spring ushers in the fishing season with trophy-sized Salmon and Brook Trout, along with abundant wildlife and wildflowers. Summer offers almost every sport imaginable, from 18 hole golf to all types of water sports. Scenic highways and hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail, lead to panoramic overlooks and sight-seeing flights offer unparalled views during the summertime. September welcomes the Autumn season with some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the country, while bountiful game including moose, deer and upland birds beckon the advent of the hunting season. By November, snow blankets the region, signaling the start to alpine ski season and the opening of Rangeley’s Saddleback Ski area. Groomed village and mountain nordic paths and snowmobile trails are open by December, offering snowmobilers some of the best riding in the Northeast.
For vacationers, the towns of Rangeley and Oquossoc both offer a varied array of accommodations, including hotels, maine vacation rental cabins, cottages, homes, condos and townhouses, inns, bed & breakfasts, Maine sporting camps and campgrounds. Those who have visited Rangeley can attest: once you have explored this beautiful area, you will want to return again and again.
Rangeley restaurants feature everything from pizza to lobster, while delis serve up all the essentials for a picnic in the great outdoors. Rangeley area services and shops provide the visitor with all the necessities needed for their vacation, in addition to a wonderful selection of sporting goods and gifts. Civic, religious and other groups meet frequently and welcome guests, while the town and other organizations offer a varied selection of cultural events.
The area can be reached over highways or directly by charter air service. Or, fly into Portland or Bangor and drive the two and a half hour trip to Rangeley.
The Rangeley Health and Wellness fitness and physical therapy staff will be presenting an active lifestyle presentation at the Rangeley Guides Association facility on March 19th at 6:30pm. The focus of the presentation will be exercise recommendations for folks that like to hunt, fly fish, snowmobile, snowshoe, ski, hike, play tennis, play pickleball or enjoy running.
Even though all of the above activities help keep us fit, adding a few strength, flexibility, mobility and balance exercises will assist with injury prevention and improve overall the enjoyment of a favorite activity. Our bodies will quickly adapt to the physical stresses that we place upon them and will no longer improve fitness in any significant way after a few weeks. Adding exercise that challenges us will be very beneficial.
Heather Reed – Practice Manager and therapist for Ascent Rangeley Lakes Rehab will discuss recommended does and don’ts, as well as specific exercises for active people that have had knee or hip replacements.
Jeff Hawksley – Rangeley Fitness Center Director, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist will discuss strength, mobility and balance exercise for the outdoor activity enthusiast.
Lindsay Richards – Rangeley Fitness Center Fitness Assistant, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Sports Nutrition Specialist will present nutrition concepts to help fuel a healthy active lifestyle.
We will also present the many membership, classes and personal training options at the Rangeley Fitness Center.