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Baxter State Park

Address: Millinocket, ME
Phone Number: 207-723-5140
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Millinocket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Canoeing, Hiking
Owner description: This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and where you might also catch...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Canoeing, Hiking
Owner 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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Portland, Maine
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381 reviews 381 reviews
49 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
50 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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407 reviews 407 reviews
229 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
67 helpful votes 67 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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