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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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Back woods park

Loved the back woods park that was more natural and less commercial than Acadia. Both parks are wonderful but love the truly protected Baxter State Park for a true back to nature... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the back woods park that was more natural and less commercial than Acadia. Both parks are wonderful but love the truly protected Baxter State Park for a true back to nature outing.

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Richmond, Virginia
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16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my 5th stay, always occupying a cabin at Kidney Pond for a week. BSP is a very special place where life is as it was about 75 years ago. No electricity, no running water other than the creeks, no indoor plumbing. Bring everything you need. Rangers very friendly and helpful. Read the BSP website information so you know... More 

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Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Beauty, close to civilization, the park less traveled. This wonderful place was a gift. It was given to the State of Maine, by a former governor, and it came with strings attached. It must be maintained in very near pristine condition, and the current stewards of Baxter State Park are doing admirably. Visit. Day Hike... Camp... what is your pleasure?... More 

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Glenville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There are many nature activities to take advantage of. A canoe trip on a lake or river is very romantic.

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Portland, Maine
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78 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Four of us were lucky enough to book (5 months in advance), a cabin on Daicey Pond in Baxter State Park. It's a long way in the park, but a beautiful rugged drive gets you to a breathtaking spot right on Daicey Pond. After checking in with the ranger, we walked to our cabin located right on the water. There... More 

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Orono, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

So far the most beautiful place in Maine that I've been. Great for hiking, kayaking or just spend the day enjoying the view.

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Marathon, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wonderful unspoiled wilderness area. Many activities available. Hiking is fantastic. Access is controlled so a parking pass is required for daily use - see their website for details.

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Rockland, Maine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a fabulous park and many Mainers have never even been there. We love this park even more than Acadia. We go for photographing moose, although there have been fewer there these days than a few years ago, but the mountains are breathtaking. Bring your hiking shoes, flashlights, backpacks, cameras, food, plastic bags so you can take your garbage... More 

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Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Spent a stunning day meandering through Baxter State Park over Columbus Day weekend. Baxter State Park is near Millinocket -- pretty far north in Maine. The focus of the park is hiking with many folks tacking the really difficult climb up Mt. Katahdin. A little over 40 miles of dirt roads from one entry gate to the other -- maximum... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a very beautiful, natural park. Trails are there for every degree of difficulty. You could spend a long time here.Very beautiful in the autumn.

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