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Baxter State Park

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Address: , Millinocket, ME
Phone Number: 207-723-5140
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Canoeing, Hiking
Description: This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and...
This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and where you might also catch sight of a moose.
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Serene, peaceful park

Baxter, unlike other state and national parks in Maine, is dedicated to preserving the natural habitat. This means complying with more rules that focus on the land and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
jgsmouse
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washington dc
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washington dc
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Baxter, unlike other state and national parks in Maine, is dedicated to preserving the natural habitat. This means complying with more rules that focus on the land and flora/fauna. We thought this was terrific and think more parks should take Baxter as an example.

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

So we went to Millinocket to raft and saw this park had the highest peak in Maine to climb so we went up to Baxter State Park. Warning the parking for the shortest and easiest hike (11 miles round trip) gets full before 7AM. You can reserve parking but its only good until 7:05. To reserve online if out of... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Winding roads and interesting "roads less travelled". This is a boundless park with forests and streams galore.

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Central Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

While we didn't stay overnight, we were able to drive through and see the views and stop and have a picnic. Wish we had more time to do so. Beautiful scenery.

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Melbourne, Florida
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful views and nature walks are available and the rangers really make sure you are safe. We went looking for a Moose but had little luck, I guess that gives us something to look forward to in the future!!

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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The park has many rules in place which at first seemed annoying. But they are in place to preserve the wild. And this park has done an amazing job with that.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

beautiful views. Moose sightings. Had a cow and her calf walk up on us while on Big Rock. Very exciting

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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you are looking for a tourist attraction (like Acadia), don't bother coming here. Baxter is a place for camping and hiking. Baxter is refreshing with it's dirt/gravel roads, and limited resources - no gift shops, restrooms are available, but don't expect a changing table, no snack stands. It is undeveloped for the most part, and offers many challenging trails.... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a beautiful park! The ponds were beautiful and it was exciting to look for moose! Never saw one...but nonetheless it was an awesome time in the park!

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I visited Baxter State Park with a couple friends for the specific reason of hiking Mount Katahdin, which we did successfully and it was a great hike. Fortunately, there were other activities we could do at Baxter as well. We took in Ledge Falls for an afternoon, which is a pleasant swimming hole featuring a couple natural waterslides that are... More 

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