Roxbury, Maine

In a state renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, Height of Land in Roxbury, Maine, stands out as a crowning jewel among the many picturesque viewpoints.

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In a state renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, Height of Land in Roxbury, Maine, stands out as a crowning jewel among the many picturesque viewpoints. If you're a fan of panoramic vistas and awe-inspiring natural beauty, this destination should be at the top of your must-visit list.

Located alongside Route 17 in western Maine, Height of Land offers an unparalleled panoramic view of the sprawling Rangeley Lakes region and the majestic mountains that stretch beyond. As you gaze out from this vantage point, you'll be treated to sweeping vistas that encompass the sparkling waters of Mooselookmeguntic and Richardson Lakes, as well as the silhouette of the iconic White Mountains of New Hampshire in the distance. The scene before you, framed by thousands of acres of pristine conservation land, is nothing short of magnificent.

This location, situated along the Route 17 corridor known as the Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway, has earned its reputation as one of the finest roadside viewpoints not only in the state of Maine but in all of New England. It's a place where the beauty of the natural world takes center stage, captivating the hearts of locals and visitors alike.

In 2008, the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust took a monumental step by acquiring the Height of Land roadside rest stop and an additional 512 acres of surrounding land. Since then, the trust has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing the area's natural splendor. To make visiting and appreciating these spectacular views even more accessible and enjoyable, the organization has expanded both the parking and viewing areas. Now, more than ever, visitors can revel in the convenience and breathtaking beauty of this beloved spot.

Sunsets at Height of Land are nothing short of legendary, often painting the sky with hues of orange, pink, and purple. It's a common sight to find many cars parked along the in the lot as eager spectators await the daily spectacle of nature's canvas. Photographers, in particular, find Height of Land an irresistible muse, and the results are often nothing short of stunning. You're bound to see a few cameras and tripods out at any given time!

When it comes to parking, Height of Land doesn't disappoint. A generously sized parking area, dedicated to the overlook, sits conveniently along ME-17. The best part? It's absolutely free and can accommodate approximately 100 cars, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to witness the magic of Height of Land.

In a world filled with natural wonders, Height of Land in Roxbury, Maine, stands tall as a place where the grandeur of the great outdoors takes center stage. It's a destination where the beauty of Maine's landscape unfolds before your eyes, leaving an indelible mark on your heart and soul.

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ME-17, Roxbury, Maine

GPS Coordinates:
44.838307, -70.710359
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Parking Notes:
There is a very large parking area dedicated to the overlook right along ME-17. The parking lot is free and holds about 100 cars. It is rarely completely full.


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