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Baxter State Park

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Address: Millinocket, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-723-5140
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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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Get back to nature

This is the one place you can get to that doesn't let the electronic world in. No electricity, no cell service, no paved roads. If you want to decompress, visit this park, walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Trenton, New Jersey
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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the one place you can get to that doesn't let the electronic world in. No electricity, no cell service, no paved roads. If you want to decompress, visit this park, walk, climb, hike, fish, canoe,take photos, chill, and feel connected to the plants and animals. Ok so you have to use an outhouse, but it's worth it. If... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Katahdin, amazing lakes, and true wilderness. You could spend a long time exploring Baxter! They take their camping rules very seriously so make sure you look them up and abide by them before you go.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish we had known the north entrance was so far out of the way and the road once you enter is not paved. wanted to enter the state park but was not taking a rental car on those roads. we did find a few picnic tables off the road with a small stream that we stopped and ate at and... More 

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A day is not enough to visit Baxter State Park. We did a few short hikes: Sandy Stream Pond (be early, as a day-user you will need a Moose Pass to go there...) and the hike to the Niagara Falls (little and big) from trailhead at Daicey Pond parking place. Too early for full foliage and no moose but still... More 

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Conklin, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

For outdoorsy types this is the place! Didn't hike Katahdin due to avail daylight this time of year. Hiked South Turner and gotta say the write up didn't do this justice. Sounded like a cake hike..it wasn't, but definitely worth it!

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Plainfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We camped two nights here at Baxter. Beautiful. I had to force myself to stop taking photos because every where you turn it looks like you are in a fairy-tale. We came for the Mountain, for Katahadin. I can see why it was held as a sacred location. There it stands holding court over the land, with the mountains Double-Top,... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Only had time to drive thru. The fall leaves were in color (first week of Oct), what a beautiful sight.A primitive park that should keep that way. Thanks Lulu for your help.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

My wife and I hiked into Chimney Pond from the trailhead at Roaring Brook campground. It's 3.3 miles each way, with a 1400 foot elevation gain. The whole trail is rock and boulder strewn and requires a good level of fitness to complete. Most people find this easy as it's just the approach to the real mountain climb where you... More 

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Southend-on-Sea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We spent two days exploring this park and would loved to have spent more time there - a beautiful place.

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Photogs and hikers - doesn't matter - the views, the air clear and breathtaking. Hilkes are available for all skill levels, guide and not, plan ahead though.

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