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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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Portugal
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Springfield, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Bring the bug spray because the black flies are huge. Gorgeous views, breathtaking scenery, pristine wilderness, trails, camping, fishing. If you aren't familier with the area or used to primative camping consider a guide. Follow the marked trails. You can get there through Millinocket or you can go the back way through Sherman. Take your time, relax and enjoy. If... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The good: BSP is remote and intentionally undeveloped. NO concessions within this giant park. No internet. For a hiker, there are well maintained trails - the end of the Appalachian Trail is there. For campers, several campgrounds. Even without climbing Mt. Katahdin there are enough trails to keep you occupied for days. I'm sure the views as you climb Katahdin... More

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Norwood, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have spent a lot of time in Baxter State Park - camping, hiking, rafting, day trips. It is a special place where you are truly "away from it all." Gorgeous lakes, mountain climbing for all levels of fitness and you likely will see plenty of wildlife. But its more than that......it reinvigorates your soul. If you think you know... More

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