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Baxter State Park

Millinocket, ME
207-723-5140
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Millinocket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Canoeing, Hiking
Description: This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and where you might also catch sight of a moose.
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Florida Keys, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Baxter State Park is beautiful We took an hour and a half hike , it was incredible. You have to see the sights for yourself to see the beauty. Take the trip, lots of wildlife

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New York City, New York, Usa
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134 reviews 134 reviews
65 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The nature trails and occasional viewing platforms made seeing moose, deer, a wide variety of birds, and ,for us....and otter....made this a memorable experience. And, if one wants a fishing license the rangers at the gate of either end of the park can issue them.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The rangers are always helpful and friendly. The view anywhere in this park is amazing and truly shows the best of Maine. We can't wait to go again. Side note...if you are a litter bug, please stay home. Thank you.

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Augusta, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What an enormous, stunning park. And the view from Katahdin was unreal. Was actually me and my adult sister and mother, but no selection for that. Would not take small children--especially for the hikes. So rugged. But worth a visit for older kids and all adults. Will go back....

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Sugar Land, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you want to see Moose there are plenty of them here in Baxter State Park. Go in the late afternoon 4:30-6:00 p.m. and head towards Daicey Pond. You must be STILL and QUIET! You might have to wait. The longest we waited to see a moose was 30 minutes and that's when we went at 4:30 p.m. When we... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
61 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The park is legendary and certainly lives up to all reviews. My only problem is that due to its pristine nature, it is difficult to gain access because the numbers are controlled. You do have a good shot at seeing moose once in the park, particularly around dusk. The trails are not, of course, for the faint-hearted, especially if you... More

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Springvale, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We have been backpacking, climbing, and hiking in this park for the 34 years we have lived in Maine. Now we rent cabins at kidney pond or Daicey pond with our kids and grand kids. They think it is our camp. I go three times a year usually and end the summer with a Columbus Day backpacking excursion to Russell... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I visited BSP yesterday with my girls and it was absolutely amazing. As for the other reviews about the tote road being poorly maintained, I did not find this to be the case at all. The road is very well maintained, easy to drive. Yes it can be narrow at times but we had no problem meeting cars. The park... More

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Portugal
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Baxter State Park has the most primitive and endless woods I've ever seen, the trails through the thickness of the trees, the ponds, the silence are just too hard to discribe. For the first time I understood Thoreau. It's a wonderful place to walk, forget all your troubles, enjoy nature and look for the local fauna, from moose to dragonflies.... More

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chicago
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Although it takes a little time to get there this place is gorgeous. The ranger was very helpful in guiding us on appropriate trails based on our hiking skills. The hike on the AT to big and little Niagara Falls was perfect. A little challenging at the beginning and end (for novice hikers) but easy in the middle. Nice places... More

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