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Baxter State Park

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Address: Millinocket, ME
Phone Number: 207-723-5140
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This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and where...

This park features Mount Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, and where you might also catch sight of a moose.

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After visiting Acadia I wasn't sure what to expect. This place BLEW Acadia out of the water. It's breathtaking. Simply enough. We had been dying to see a moose and asked the... read more

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Marathon, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After visiting Acadia I wasn't sure what to expect. This place BLEW Acadia out of the water. It's breathtaking. Simply enough. We had been dying to see a moose and asked the ranger what she would suggest. She suggested a easy hike around one of the lakes. The hike was wonderful on relatively flat land, and had wood planks at... More 

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Springfield
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Baxter state park was one of the main reasons we came to Maine. We were not disappointed. We hiked the Appalachian trail, saw numerous beautiful waterfalls, hiked through birch forests, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Would recommend driving an suv as some roads are pretty rough. The Rangers were helpful giving us maps and highlighting best hikes for us. Highly... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a very rustic park, quiet and secluded. Spent some time here looking for moose but, unfortunately, today was not our day for moose spotting (though we did see a snake and a deer). Is a great destination for hiking.

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Portland, Maine
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful park with good access to sights and hikes. Accessible privys (although I need a flush toilet). Helpful park rangers who point you in the right direction. Park opens at 6am and closes at 10pm. Worth the trip.

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Thank Geri Lynn S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked, canoed and kayaked in the park over a period of 4 days. The rangers were all friendly, the grounds left in a natural state, and the peacefulness was deafening! We loved walking on the trails and talking with Appalachian Trail hikers, who are such an inspiration. The loons were a special treat for us, and Big and Little... More 

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Rochester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitor center was just great about recommending the best hike for your ability. They just want you to have a great safe visit. Totally work with you.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hiking and fishing in the park. Beautiful views, lakes, ponds and trails. Hiked Abol trail to top of mount Katahdin.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baxter State Park is one of the largest state parks in the eastern half of the country. Located in north-central Maine, it protects the area around Mount Katahdin, the tallest mountain in Maine. Though it is relatively remote, it is conveniently accessible on the south end, being about a 30 minute drive off I-95. From the north, it is also... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is awesome. Mountains, trails,lakes, Moose, Bears and cabins of all kind. What more could you want. The Applailachin Trail starts here so that a major wow for me.The fjorge is a must see.Breathtaking

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Maine woods experience. The trails are strenuous and not for the faint of heart. We climbed up Abolish Trail and descended Hunt Trail. Then it was a long walk back to the car at Abolish campground.

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