Summer

Saddleback Adventures

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Saddleback Adventures & Guided Outdoor Excursions


Saddleback is more than a mountain. This summer, we’re offering an extensive lineup of outdoor adventures and excursions because life is better outside.


Explore the wild and beautiful parts of Western Maine and the Rangeley Lakes Region with our Registered Maine Guides. The Saddleback Adventures team has an complete line up of excursions and programs available this summer, including guided hiking, mountain biking, watersports, fly casting, birding trips and more. You'll learn why Saddleback is #morethanamountain when you see all that the summer season has to offer.



10 Days of Upcoming Adventures!


Whether you're visiting the Rangeley Lakes Region for the first time or live in the area and want to try something new, the Saddleback Adventures team has an activity for you. We believe life is better outside and want to share our favorite activities and adventure opportunities with you. Explore by bike, boat or by foot; there is something for all ages and ability levels.


Check out our upcoming trip schedule running through the first 10 days of August. All trips are weather permitting and we recommend 48 hours advanced registration via adventures@saddlebackmaine.com. Questions? Call the Adventures desk at 207-864-5671 Ex. 165.

Sunday August 1

  • Morning Common Loon Paddle on Saddleback Lake with brunch included. Arrive at Saddleback Lodge at 8 AM. Time on water 2 hours with loon specialist and Registered Maine Guide, Nick Leadley. Return at 10:30 AM for brunch in The Pub. More.
  • High Peaks Hiking Series: West Peak & Avery Peak. Start time 8 AM. More.

Monday August 2

  • Build your own adventure with us! Work with our Registered Maine Guides to build a custom trip for your friends & family based on your abilities and interests.

Tuesday August 3

  • Guided Hike: Fly Rod Crosby Trail to Saddleback Summit. Start time 9 AM.
  • Freeman Ridge Mountain Bike Tour. Arrive at AJ’s Cycles in Rangeley at 8:30 AM. Depart 9 AM. Trip returns by 3 PM.

Wednesday August 4

  • Kennebago River Trip. Arrive to Ecopelagicon at 10 AM, depart by 10:30 AM. Return by 3:30 PM. Total time on water: 3 hours. Drive time of 30 minutes each way. This is an easy paddle with very small, manageable rapids.

Thursday August 5

  • Evening Common Loon Paddle on Saddleback Lake. Arrive at Ecopelagicon in Rangeley by 4:30 PM, return at 7:30 PM. Enjoy an easy paddle, guided by loon specialist and Registered Maine Guide, Nick Leadley. More.

Friday August 6

  • Aziscohos Paddle Trip. Arrive at Ecopelagicon in Rangeley at 9 AM, depart by 9:30 AM. Trip returns by 4 PM. Time on water: 3-4 hours, Driving time, 45 minutes to 1 hour each way. Moderate difficulty based on weather.

Saturday August 7

  • Guided Western Maine Hike L.L. Bean Series: Long Pond and Sabbath Day PondStart time 9 AM. Duration approximately 5.5 hours. More info.

Sunday August 8

  • High Peaks Hiking Series: South Crocker and Redington Mountain. Hike start time 8 AM. More.
  • Morning Common Loon Paddle on Saddleback Lake with brunch included. Arrive at Saddleback Lodge at 8 AM. Time on water 2 hours with loon specialist and Registered Maine Guide, Nick Leadley. Return at 10:30 AM for brunch in The Pub. More.

Monday August 9

  • Build your own adventure with us!  Work with our Registered Maine Guides to build a custom trip for your friends & family based on your abilities and interests.

Tuesday August 10

  • SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Kennebago River Trip. Arrive to Ecopelagicon at 10 AM, depart by 10:30 AM. Trip returns by 3:30 PM. Time on water: 3 hours, Drive time of 30 minutes plus each way. Easy SUP paddle with very small manageable rapids.
  • Evening Common Loon Paddle on Saddleback Lake. Arrive at Ecopelagicon in Rangeley by 4:30 PM, return at 7:30 PM. Enjoy an easy paddle, guided by loon specialist and Registered Maine Guide, Nick Leadley. More.



Multiday Custom Tours & Excursions


Explore the Rangeley Lakes Region with Saddleback Adventures 


On your visit to the Rangeley Lakes Region, consider getting the grand tour with one of Saddleback’s Registered Maine Guides on a three-day custom itinerary of outdoor excursions. Saddleback Adventures invites you to explore the waterways and trails, take in sights of abundant wildlife and fauna and learn a thing or two about our local origins.


For three consecutive days, you can book one excursion per day with a Saddleback Guide. Daily excursions include: paddling on one of our four major lakes, a scenic hike in the Western Maine mountains, and mountain bike tours, peddling through the Maine woods. All trips will be planned and lead by your own Saddleback Registered Maine Guide. Trips include a picnic lunch, prepared by our own chefs. The multiday excursions bundle is customizable and we can help you build out the level adventure and activities your group is looking for. 


Cost

  • $1,200 1-4 guests
  • $2,400 5-8 guests

Includes

Three consecutive days of outdoor excursions with your Saddleback Maine Registered Guide. Full day adventures include lunch, transport, equipment, and your guide. Ready to learn more? Email Adventures@saddlebackmaine.com to start creating your exploration of Saddleback and the Rangeley Lakes Region.  


Saddleback Adventures Locations & Desk


Stop in and learn more about activities and excursions available. The Saddleback Adventures office is located on the second floor of the base lodge, through the doors next to the ticket office.

  • Visit on mountain - 976 Saddleback Mountain Road, Rangeley (second floor of the base lodge.)
  • HOURS: Daily, 9AM - 4PM

For questions or more information contact adventures@saddlebackmaine.com or call (207) 864-5671 Ex. 165. 


Capture Your Saddleback Adventure with Catseye Photography


Leave the photos to us! We have partnered with Catseye Photography to document your private outdoor excursion. Cat will join a portion of your guided tour so you can focus on your adventure while she focuses on capturing your experience – with professional, high resolution! Cost: $110 per session. Includes 15 high resolution images with the option to purchase more.


Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy 


*Prices and promotions subject to change without notice. Some restrictions may apply. No shows are charged in full and any future day reservations are cancelled. Reservations canceled with less than a 24-hour notice will be charged the full amount. Rescheduling fee: Lessons can be rescheduled with 24-hour notice otherwise there is a rescheduling fee of $50.