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The Rangeley Lakes Region artist trail

The “Artists Trail” designates 15 specific scenic sites in the Rangeley Lakes Region (Maine) perfect for plein air artists and scenic photographers. The trail includes scenic locations promoting the unique and rugged beauty of the Rangeley Lakes Region to artists of all genres.

The trail is a new joint project of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (RLHT) and the Rangeley Friends of the Arts (RFA). Collaboration between these two very different nonprofits was a key factor in making the Artists Trail a reality. The RLHT had the map skills and expertise to secure the land permissions required to develop the trail, and the RFA had the artistic connections to secure the artists for the workshops and promote it to the artistic community. The Trail is also supported by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

View from Whip Willow Overlook

The Rangeley Lakes Region is a true four-season paradise tucked away in the mountains of western Maine. What originally put Rangeley on the map were the trophy brook trout, breathtaking natural beauty, clean air, pristine waters, and storied outdoor sporting heritage. What has kept people coming back are the stunning natural beauty, the endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, peace and tranquility, and the friendly people. Home to six major lakes, multiple ponds, streams, mountains for hiking, and a quaint village area, the Rangeley Lakes Region is a hidden paradise for plein air artists and scenic photographers.

A painting from the Height of the Land on the Artists Trail

To kick off the introduction of the Artists Trail, the RFA is sponsoring two plein air workshops with established artists: George Van Hook and Michael Vermette.

For more information about the workshops or the Artists Trail, please visit rangeleyarts.org and click on “Visual Arts.”

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