Hunter Cove Paddle

This quick, beautiful paddle into Hunter Cove on Rangeley Lake is great for all levels of paddlers. The flat water and stunning views make this a relaxing and enjoyable half-day paddle.
Trail Activity
2.10 miles, Loop
Water - Lake/Pond


From the put-in, paddle north under the bridge. Hunter Cove is long and shallow and often protected from winds. This paddle also affords views of Saddleback Mountain. The cove is home to many wetland species including common loon, beaver, and various warblers and provides excellent opportunities for birding. 

Other Information

Access to this paddle is provided by Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust via their Mingo Landing Parcel. Much of both the eastern and western shores of Hunter Cove have been conserved forever by Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust as Hunter Cove Uplands and Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary, with hiking trails on both properties. 

Private Property:
Much of the land and many roads around the Kennebago River and Lake are privately owned. Respect the gates placed along the roads and do not trespass. 

Boats and recreational gear should be checked before put-in and after take-out for plants and aquatic invaders.

Trail Manager

For additional information, please visit the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust website, or contact:

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust
2424 Main Street
Rangeley, ME 04970
Phone: (207) 864-7311
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Trail Tips

Minimize Campfire Impacts
Follow the Maine Forest Service fire regulations and check the current fire danger level before you go camping.
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Trailhead Information

Head east on ME-4 /ME-16 to Rangeley. Travel 1.9 miles then turn right onto Mingo Loop Road. Go another 1.9 miles to the bridge over the base of the cove. The put-in is on the far (east) of the bridge, on the right (south). 

Head west turning onto Mingo Loop Road, and travel 1.9 miles to the bridge over the base of the cove. The put-in is on the near (east) of the bridge, on the rleft (south). 

Cars may be parked along the shoulder of the road.

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