When visitors come to the Rangeley Lake region, they are searching for the perfect Northeastern escape into nature in a quiet lake town. Rangeley exemplifies this feeling in every way, one of which is the great local shopping options in the area! The Rangeley region provides an escape from big-box stores and crowded shopping trips in exchange for something more personal and more idyllic. So, with this in mind, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite local Rangeley shops, so you know which spots to patron when staying with us!
Downtown Rangeley features some of the best shopping in the area, with a quaint Main Street filled with all sorts of shopping fun. For outdoor gear, gifts, toys and more, visit Ecopelagicon in the heart of Rangeley. If you need some extra winter layers, want to get a good book to read lakeside, or even grab a souvenir, we can’t recommend Ecopelagicon enough! They also offer ice skate rentals for skating on Haley Pond in the winter.
Located nearby is one of Main Street’s most popular shops: the Rangeley Region Sport Shop. With an amazing team of experienced and registered Maine Guides, the Rangeley Region Sport Shop has all the equipment and preparations for you next fly fishing excursion in the area. From bait and ties to outerwear and more, this shop has all your fishing needs. They even offer guides for fly fishing tours!
For something a little more customized, Backwoods Clothing and Custom Embroidery offers a great selection of customized clothing, both embroidered and silk screened, done in-house to your specifications. They also carry plenty of delicious candy and fudge for Rangeley visitors with a sweet tooth!
If you want to take home a photographic keepsake or even visit a workshop put together by a professional photographer, visit Nick Leadley Nature Photography on Main Street. Nick offers high quality photographic prints from the Rangeley area, as well as notecards and panoramas. He also offers Individual and group workshops if you or your party are interested in doing some photography yourself in Rangeley!
Looking for name brand outdoor gear like Patagonia, Aventura, Merrell and more? Visit The Alpine Shop of Rangeley and stock up on winter attire before you hit the slopes or nestle in for one of our favorite seasons! For the youngsters in your party, they also offer games, books, toys, and more.
These are just a few of our favorite shops in Downtown Rangeley, and there’s more to be found! Ask our front desk the next time you stay with us for even more great recommendations. Happy shopping!