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WE’RE OUTTA HER E the rangeley inn & taVern 2443 main street, rangeley, me 04970 207-864-3341 • WWW.therangeleyinn.com As you head into Maine from the bordering state of New Hampshire you begin to enter a true wilderness. For sure New Hampshire is forestry – but Maine gets down right wild. In the northwest part of the nation’s furthest northeast state you will find the town of Rangeley. It is now known for its superb fishing, hiking and vacation getaways. We were traveling north in early June and found ourselves riding through Rangeley right around ‘hotel time.’ As we headed east on Route 16 we had the large lake with the larger name to the right and we passed a stately looking inn on our left. U-turns were made, steps climbed, front desk found and a room taken for the night. Welcome to the Rangeley Inn & Tavern - located just about halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. Nice. Rangeley originally came about when an English Squire, Squire James Rangeley, inherited a 31,000acre tract bought from Massachusetts by his father in 1796. He arrived in 1825 to establish an estate based
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a weekend destination keeping you on the backroads on the English system of landlord and tenants, also giving extensive land to settlers. He basically built a town with mills, a two-story mansion, and a tenmile road to connect his property with the rest of the world. Years later the region became a haven for sport fishermen – it is still this today. But there was a time when grand hotels ruled this part of the Maine Mountains.
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