Rangeley Lakes: Listen To The Loons

Spring, Summer: The haunting sounds of loons on northern lakes has long been a source of inspiration for artists, composers, and writers for centuries. Their erie and soulful cries pierce the calm of lakes and ponds throughout this region, echoing through the short summer nights. These common loons have solid bones unlike most birds, giving them the ability to swim underwater for long periods of time furthur adding to their mystique. Their dense bodies ride low in water and their red eyes and striped white plumage make them easy to identify.Listening to loons can be a fun part of any outdoor adventure in Maine, and falling asleep to their sounds won’t soon be forgotten.There are many options for lodging in this area from lakeside camping, to vacation rental homes as well as local sporting camps.