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Baxter State Park

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Address: Millinocket, ME
Phone Number: 207-723-5140
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This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and where...

This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and where you might also catch sight of a moose.

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Climb the mountain!

Beautiful park and awesome climb! If you are in good shape, this is a good spot to spend a day and take a long hike. If you are over 50 and not in good condition, this mountain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful park and awesome climb! If you are in good shape, this is a good spot to spend a day and take a long hike. If you are over 50 and not in good condition, this mountain simply is not for you. We had a challenging climb, but the feeling of accomplishment lasts forever and was well worth the toil... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you want to experience some of the most awe-inspiring natural wilderness in the Eastern part of the U.S., then you must make the trek to Baxter State Park. It is truly a park like no other. Located in a remote area, the park rewards nature lovers with incredible beauty that will literally take their breath away. There are many... More 

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Holden, Maine
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Wow! What.an.experience. We hiked to chimney pond..then up cathedral then knife edge and back down (can't recall name of trail (woman's name? It was 3 miles) I am afraid of heights and balance is not the best but did it anyway! ! Took us 12 hrs to do 10 miles (bc I took it slow). Knife edge was a one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

First, Baxter is not your typical tourist park. There are no paved walking trails around a pretty little field or lake, with a gift shop at the end. This park is pristine and as God intended it. The hike to the top was one of my toughest (at 50 years old) as much of it was climbing up and over... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Amazing walks, views and animal spotting. A really wild place. Katahdin stream campground has basic toilets and plenty of shelters to picnic under. We walked up sentinel mountain loop from kidney pond which give such fantastic views of the whole park and beyond from the loop at the top. The cabins at kidney pond looked great...,we were camping in a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Off the regular tourist routes, Baxter State Park is a treat for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. You do not have to be an experienced walker/tramper. I visited with a small group, each of us with different levels of ability and fitness. We had a great day here, on trails that include the final stretch of the Appalachian Trail.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Quite a workout on the Chimney Pond trail, but worth every minute! The view at the end ( and some along the way) were breathtaking!

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Dover, Delaware
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

So many views look like a postcard. My husband and I visited Baxter State park for a week in October to hike an kayak. Our favorite easy trail was to the ice caves.

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Austin, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited the park (Kathadin Stream) from 8 to 11 October 2015 during peak foliage. I can't even describe the views. We did a lot of trails but the best time was at South Branch. It was quiet and more geared to people who want to enjoy the park. Kathadin was very busy with a lot of transients. We saw moose,... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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459 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Really enjoyed travelling through this park in the fall when the foliage was just peaking with vibrant reds/yellows/oranges. The roads are in reasonable condition but have their fair share of potholes. Speed limit is 20 mph on all roads, so you won't damage your vehicle but you should factor that into account when traveling as it will take longer to... More 

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