A short drive from one of Maine's major urban areas, Lewiston and Auburn, Range Ponds State Park welcomes visitors who enjoy the wide sandy beach as they swim, picnic and play. Most activity centers on the waterfront which is easily accessible because of the smooth, surfaced promenade that parallels the pond for 1000 feet immediately next to the beach. Watersports are popular activities; small boats, canoes, kayaks and windsurf boards dot the horizon. A public boat launch site is located at the end of the beach and is limited to 10 horsepower motors. Leisurely walks are a must on the two-miles of easy trails comprised of old logging roads and railroad beds. A new group shelter, playground, and handicap accessible enhancements have been completed. (back to top)

One of my favorites. Gorgeous in the fall

Short hike but fairly steep, good for taking your kids up and enjoy a nice view.

hiking
27 days ago

Have hiked this trail 30 times over the last 15 years. Get up early and it cool and much fewer people ( most of my hikes here have been in July or August).

That's a lot of exposure! Very steep in spots. I'm glad it was mostly dry or it seems like it could have been really dangerous.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Short, steep trail to amazing views! very icy on ledges on winter so don't forget traction!

walking
8 months ago

A bit steep not a bad hike. Just an awful lot of radio towers and cables and lines at the top, seriously A lot!!!

geocaching
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Great uphill strenuous hike for me. The dog loves it out here. Geocaching bonus!

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

This trail is very steep and rewards hikers with incredible views of the Oxford Hills. I would recommend trekking poles if your balance is questionable, especially on the descent.

hiking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Great hike with incredible views also an abundance of blueberry bushes! The itself was steep and the way we went up was mostly ledges, it rained once we got to the top so the trip down was interesting :)

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

This hike has a very quick reward of views. I think the "easy" classification might be because of the short distance as there is definitely some elevation gain on granite. Out of shape beginners may not be thrilled if you took them on it for their maiden hike.