Rangeley Lake is located in western Maine. The Rangeley Lakes region encompasses six large lakes plus hundreds of other smaller lakes and streams that are popular for fishing. Rangeley is far from major cities and provides crisp dark skies thick with stars and other cosmic wonders. The precious darkness of the Rangeley Lake area is the target of preservation by locals. A group of Rangeley residents is working with help from Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (RLHT) to create New England’s first International Dark Sky Community, certified by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).