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Baxter State Park

Millinocket, ME
207-723-5140
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Ranked #2 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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Springfield, Virginia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
60 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Saint John, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a great place to camp, hike and canoe. The facilities were good but the lack of showers may be a negative for some. I will recommend this park to any who enjoy hiking and spending time in a canoe.

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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

july 4th weeked me and my friends went to the park for 2 nights and we got to gate and they told us it was an hour drive to our site. so that was alright. then u realize that it is a one way road and we almost got hit buy a few cars. we drove and hour into the... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great hiking. Knowledgeable rangers. Bring bug spray if you go in the summer. Make a parking reservation in advance.

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little river
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great park, as nature intended it. As a requirement, bug spray with Deet. All levels of walking, hiking trails - however you need to be able to educe the natural conditions, no pavement here. Nature at its finest.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visited the park in early June to go camping and hiking up to Katahdin. The park was nice, but we were given a $250 ticket for entering the park after hours (on top of $74 fee for parking/camping). Isn't that a bit unreasonable?

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