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Baxter State Park

Millinocket, ME
207-723-5140
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Ranked #3 of 14 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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Rockland, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
50 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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388 reviews 388 reviews
219 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Nottingham
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Brilliant day, starting with a lovely welcoming ranger on the gatehouse. Lovely slow ride through gorgeous scenery at the peak of the fall foliage colours. Stopped off many times for strolls to lakes. Fantastic day.

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

After reading the reviews, settled on hiking Owl Mtn. Excellent work-out, 5 hours round trip. Saw no one else on trail. Basically a very nice walk through the woods until you scramble up rocks to the summit. We also hiked around Elbow & Grassy Pond. Only wildlife seen was 3 birds, a few chipmunks & squirrels. For a remote park,... More

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We found a place where we didn't see another person for several days. Fantastic! The trail to up the mountain is well used and full of rocks as well as people.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The park is serious about keeping it pristine. There is no running water in the park, you bring in your own. Otherwise, it's a great place to hike, lost of different trails. There are campgrounds and cabins for rent, also several lakes have canoes/kayaks to rent very reasonable. They also have some cabins designated as libraries, some right on the... More

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Hiking to the top of Mt. Katahdin in Baxter St. Park is no joke. I did a minimal amount of research and listened to opinions of friends so I was surprised by the difficulty of the climb. I knew to expect much more than a walk in the park but I'm not sure this experience is one that can really... More

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