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From East: Going towards Oquossoc Village, Rangeley, approximately 3.0 miles on ME Route 4 North from the intersection of ME Routes 4 and 16 in downtown Rangeley. Look for sign and parking area on left.

From West: Going towards downtown Rangeley, 3.5 miles from the junction of ME Routes 4 and 17 in Oquossoc Village and just over 3.0 miles from the junction of ME Routes 4 and 16 look for sign and parking area on right.


The Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary trail system is on 100 acres of forested lands bordering on Rangeley Lake. The trails lead out to a beautiful section of Hunter Cove on Rangeley Lake with a few benches for picnic opportunities.  The property hosts an abundance of habitats for song birds, wading birds, amphibians; there is also a deer wintering area. This is a popular place for bird watching, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing. There are several wet areas with bog bridging, but prepare to possibly get your feet wet.  

The property was acquired by the Maine Audubon Society in 1974.  Because of the challenge of maintaining the property from their headquarters in Falmouth, Audubon donated the property to Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust in 2004 as part of an effort to ensure local stewardship and proper management .

Other Information

As with all Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust properties, there is a carry-in, carry-out policy. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pet.

Trail Manager

Visit Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust online for more information or contact:

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust
PO Box 249
Oquossoc, ME 04964
Phone: (207) 864-7311


gflaherty September 03, 2014, 4:08 pm EDT

Nice little trail. It was very easy but is good if you want to take a short stroll with an elderly family member. Pack a lunch or snack and sit at one of the picnic tables along Hunters Cove

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