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Best view around

Best view around - day - night - any season Many published photos of the view. I pass this on my... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rangeley, Maine
Spectacular View

First time I was at Height of Land was on a pristine fall day at the peak of color. Never to be... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Robert A
Rangeley, Maine
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This 512 acre- parcel has been conserved by RLHT to forever ensure that this spectacular vista remains unspoiled. Located along the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway and bordering the Maine Bureau of Public Lands, the Appalachian Trail...more
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Rangeley, ME
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All reviews mooselookmeguntic lake appalachian trail great view national scenic roadside attraction plenty of parking fall colors worth a stop watch the sunset road side take pictures western maine new hampshire nice stop parking area mountains and lakes short drive
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Best view around - day - night - any season Many published photos of the view. I pass this on my way to / from work - always a great view.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cbski13
Reviewed December 9, 2018

First time I was at Height of Land was on a pristine fall day at the peak of color. Never to be forgotten. Pictures could not do it justice - it had to be experienced and absorbed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert A
Reviewed December 2, 2018

God made the Height of the Land for all of us to enjoy!.....simply magnificent! We stop here each time we come to Rangeley, ME.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Apparently the this overlook along a logging road evolved over the years. Before the area was marketed a an all-year destination the only regular recreational visitors were sports fishermen looking to land large trout and land-locked salmon. Now there is the Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ImmerWandern
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We drove the Scenic Highway which was great and this place provided an expansive view of the valley below and the fall colors. It was raining which spoiled it for us.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sndovale
Reviewed October 22, 2018

My wife and I were traveling to the Rangeley Lake area and came up via route 17, on which this roadside attraction is found. The overlook is nice and long with plenty of parking spaces and is nicely apportioned. There are multiple plaques with useful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Granted, we saw this on a rainy day, but I'm not clear what all of the fuss is about. You can park in a paved lot beside Rt 17 and see the view which is pretty, but not unique for Maine. You don't have to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

See the lakes from above; learn about history & geology from the info kiosks. If it's on your route, pull into the overlook and enjoy the breathtaking view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 17, 2018

The vastness of the view and the complete silence except for the calls of soaring birds of prey, makes you want to hang out here eternally.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The expansive view made us wish we had time to explore the lake area below. The signs give interesting history, including that of Student Island, first explored by Yale students in the 1800's

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 2, 2018|
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Response from Jim J | Reviewed this property |
Probably over to Bridgton, N to Bethel (back route along State/ National Forest is great) then N from there through Rumford, N.