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Baxter State Park

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Address: Millinocket, ME
Phone Number: 207-723-5140
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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Wild Country

looking for moose early in the morning. You have to sign in and tell the rangers what time you are going in and why. Easy hike. Some wildlife photographers were there at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

looking for moose early in the morning. You have to sign in and tell the rangers what time you are going in and why. Easy hike. Some wildlife photographers were there at the ponds and told us how they come every year. The moose had been there one hr prior to 8 am. Thrilling pictures. My first hiking adventure. Got... More 

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Bethesda MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This park could be so much better. I presume most go to climb Katahdin, but for those of us not there for that, much could be improved. For example, the descriptions of trails and trailheads were pathetic/nonexistent. Lack of parking and gravel roads might be part of the park's plan to keep it as primitive as possible but if managed... More 

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Cherryfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I've heard about Katahdin since I was young (i'm 49) and known many people who've hiked it, but I was stunned by its mass and beauty. Truly a magnificent treasure. I went with my wife (40) and 4 children (18boy, 17boy, 14girl, 12boy). We have hiked numerous times the smaller mountains around our area so I was fairly confident we... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great marked trails and incredibly helpful rangers. Dislike: you have to be there by 7:05 or your reserved parking spot will be given to someone else (didn't run into problems with this).

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

no need for a national park. this is a beautiful, well run, safety first, wonderful Maine State park!

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Six friends planned a long day of hiking, only to find a day and evening of climbing. The plan seemed relatively simple: 1. Hike to Baxter Peak, the northern terminus of the 2,162 mile Appalachian Trail (AT). 2. Cross the fabled 1.1 mile Knife Edge Trail. 3. Hike five miles on the AT starting at its northern beginning at Baxter... More 

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South Easton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Baxter State Park is an amazing jewel in the Crown of Maine. It is refreshing to see such a well preserved specimen of nature. We brought the kids on a week long trip around Maine and experienced the nature. A quick hike into Sandy Stream pond usually yields moose sightings and a beautiful view of Mt. Katahdin. Be sure to... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

this place is so beautiful,especially in the fall. i was there early in the morning just soaking up the peace and tranquility.got nice streams that run along side the road, and with the leaves changing, it was just real nice to look at.You definately have to come and see for yoursel

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Fort lauderdale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately, we were not able to squeeze this park into our trip but really wanted to. We spoke to rangers several times and all were so helpful. One of the volunteers, Laura, was extremely sweet and very helpful. Looking forward to visiting on our next trip!

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Hastings, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We came for the day, and took two short hikes, and sure enough, we saw three moose in the pond in the wilderness area!

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Address: Millinocket, ME
Phone Number: 207-723-5140
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Millinocket

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