Centrally located between the headwaters of both the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers, Rangeley has long been one of Maine's logging centers. This rich heritage, combined with active logging operations, makes Rangeley an ideal location for a museum dedicated to western Maine's timber heritage. In 1979, a group of loggers, homemakers and area residents founded the Maine Forestry Museum (formerly the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum). Today, a three-story Main Building stands on an eighteen-acre site, just one mile east of Rangeley on Route 16. An extensive collection of logging artifacts collected over 40 years that include: captivating art collection, including carvings, dioramas, oil paintings, photographs, original logging documents, manual and heavy equipment (outside display) from primitive logging operations, chainsaw collection originating from 1930's. Children's play area. Scheduled bus tours welcome. Hiking trails lead over Gull Pond Stream to Haley Pond. Covered pavilion picnic. The Museum is open mid-June to Labor Day, Tuesday through Sunday, 10-4, after Labor Day thru Columbus Day, Wednesday thru Sunday 11-4, Saturday & Sunday only Columbus Day Weekend and by appointment.