Summer Fun

Mainely Skiing Summer Fun (July 23, 2021)

Welcome to the Mainely Skiing Summer Email! This email will be sent straight to your inbox whenever we release new emails. In this email, we will highlight all the summer activities in or around the Rangeley Area!

Photo: Portland Press Herald

Fly Casting Clinic:

This Friday, learn how to master that perfect cast with a Master Maine Guide, Bill Richards. In this class, Bill will share his casting techniques while covering the basics along with his tips and tricks. No matter your experience, you are guaranteed to leave with some additional skills. Rods along with the appropriate flies will be supplied through Saddleback Adventures. For more information and to sign up, click the link below! You don’t want to miss this one!

Own A Piece Of Saddleback:

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of your favorite mountain? Now you can. With two different locations and styles, there are lots of options for customization. The two “villages” consist of Upper Green Drake, a high mountain living experience near Hudson Highway, and The Parmachenee A-Frame styles located below the base lodge. With three different sizes; The Belle, The Nubble, and The Horn, there are lots of ways you can buy the house you want and at the perfect location! These are going fast! To make sure you are all set, click the link below!

Photo: Saddleback Maine Real Estate

International Fishing Film Festival

You don’t have to be an angler to enjoy this collection of short films and breathtaking cinematography! All new for 2021, this event will feature eleven films with nearly two hours of footage taking you around the world to bucket-list trips for some of the most sought after fly-rod species. Films include Steelhead in the Northern frontier of British Columbia, Baltic Salmon in the heart of the Swedish Lapland, sight fishing Giant Trevally in the Seychelles, Tuna in Colombia, plus many more.

This exclusive event is limited to 50 people and will take place in a large, open-air outdoor tent at Bald Mountain Camps on Mooselookmeguntic Lake. Tickets are $35.00 and includes hor d’oeuvres and cash bar. This event will also feature a raffle and silent auction offering art, gear, trips and more to support the Outdoor Heritage Museum in Oquossoc. To purchase tickets for this Saturday’s screening, go to the link listed below. Additional screenings will be at BMC on Aug 6th and at Lakeside Theater, Aug 27th. Door opens at 6:00PM, film starts at 7:00PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Outdoor Heritage Museum in Oquossoc or on the web using the link below.

Photo: International Fishing Film Festival
Photo: International Fishing Film Festival

4,000 Foot Hikes:

Maine is home to 14, 4,000-foot peaks, Saddleback Mountain is lucky enough to be nestled right in the heart of the county containing 10 of these peaks. Come meet up with other like-minded hikers who wish to complete these 4,000-foot peaks. Let the Saddleback Adventure guides do all the trip planning and organizing to get you to the top of one or more of these high peaks to enjoy the sense of accomplishment and beauty found in the mountains. These hikes are very challenging and arduous; hikers will need to be competent with good physical stamina. This Sunday’s hike: The Horn.


Scenic Lift Rides:

Before summer started, we talked about various mountains offering lift rides throughout the off season. Sunday River has picked it up again with rides up/down the Chondola to North Peak. The Chondola is dog, kid, and grandparent-friendly, so you’ll want to pack up your whole family for this scenic adventure. Lift rides are available from 10AM-4PM on Saturdays and Sundays from early July to mid-October. You can buy tickets online in advance, but will need to pick up your tickets upon arrival. You can also purchase tickets on-site at South Ridge Lodge. Lift tickets will be issued until 3:30PM or until capacity is reached. If you plan to ride the lift back to the bottom, please load before 4PM. For more information, visit the link below.

Photo: Sunday River

Tough Mountain Challenge:

Sunday River’s Tough Mountain Challenge returns bigger and better. Tough Mountain Challenge has been the most popular and most fun adventure obstacle race in New England since 2010. Set in the mountains of Maine, Tough Mountain delivers mud, sweat, and beer to 3,600 competitors every year. Our 2021 event is set for this Saturday, July 24. looking at the weather below, it should be a pretty good day for this too! Are you tough enough?

Photo: Sunday River / Tough Mountain Challenge

Quill Hill:

Did you know Quill Hill has a very family friending hiking trail? It is a low incline gradual path that goes for about 3/4 of a mile from the top to the turn out below. We are working on updating signage to help people start the path from the lower point and walk to the top lookout. Incline is gradual and perfect for young families just starting to hike or anyone up for a low key walk. There is even a look out spot on the way up with chairs and a table! Thanks To Adrien for this true gift – I think it is even wheelchair accessible!!

Photo: Top Of Quill Hill

Maine Outdoor Film Festival:

The folks from Maine Mountain Media did a killer job with Saddleback’s Documentary. Now, they are ready for the big stage: Maine Film Fest on Friday, July 30. That is next Friday. You can visit the links below to make sure you are included in the fun! If you are late to the game, you can watch the documentary by clicking the top link. You can also watch it in person by purchasing tickets for the Penobscot Program. Both links are below.

Photo: Maine Mountain Media


Well, as it stands now, it looks like Saturday is the day to do stuff! We’re hoping that the rest of the weekend will follow Saturday’s lead!

High:71 74 66
Low:48 55 60
Based out of Rangeley

Bring on the sun!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s