Several RLHT trails to remain open for winter recreation

RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and AJ’s Fat Bikes have teamed up to keep several trails open for snowshoeing, fat biking and Nordic skiing throughout the winter.
The trailheads to Hatchery Brook Preserve, Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary and Hunter Cove Uplands, both the Route 4 and the Mingo Loop entrances, Bonney Point Conservation Area, South Bog Conservation Area and the EcoVenture Youth Campus will remain
Trail steward volunteers will use AJ’s Fat Bikes’ groomer to pack the trail and provide a consistent surface for all ages to enjoy. The Main Street Bike Course will also be groomed for non-motorized bicycle use only, with parking at AJ’s.
Hatchery Brook Preserve and Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary were usually the only trails with winter access to manpower winter enthusiasts. Other properties conserved by RLHT, like the Rangeley River Conservation Area, Kennebago 3000 Conservation Easemen, and Bald Mountain Conservation Area have historically been the most active snowmobile access routes in Maine with nearly 14 miles of snowmobile trails combined.
RLHT has conserved 14,000 acres with 35 miles of recreational trails for everyone to explore.Open from dawn to dusk, the conservation areas are free for exploration, hiking, photography, birding, family outings, inspiration, and adventure.
Free trail maps are available at the RLHT office, 2424 Main St. For more information, email or visit