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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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A treasure in the middle of the GREAT state of MAINE.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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74 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
54 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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177 helpful votes 177 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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Nottingham, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very helpful staff in main HQ in Millinocket and at main gates. Lovely scenery and opportunity to take side tips to campgrounds, and trails. Well signed just a shame the moose didn't want to come out to play on the day of our visit!

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Edinburg, Virginia
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34 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I went to Baxter State Park with my friend to get away from everything in my life. My husband had passed earlier in the year and getting away from people and communing with nature sounded like a great thing to do. It was absolutely perfect. We went canoeing at Daicey Pond, hiking to Little and Big Niagra,and seeing Roaring Brook... More 

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