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Baxter State Park

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Address: Millinocket, ME
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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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Excellent example of wilderness conversation

Baxter State Park is an excellent example of wilderness conservation in action and a beautiful homage to Percival Baxters vision and commitment to preserving the wildnerness while... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ray T
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Quincy, Massachusetts

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Baxter State Park is an excellent example of wilderness conservation in action and a beautiful homage to Percival Baxters vision and commitment to preserving the wildnerness while at the same time giving mankind a place to go to find peace and appreciate the gifts of nature. Be prepared, there are little if any amenities in the area. Have a full... More 

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Ogunquit, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Grew up in BSP as a kid as I lived in town and my parents worked here as rangers. I love every minute I spend in this beautiful gem from the scenery, to the hiking trails, and the wildlife. I recommend it to everyone

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Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 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 November 10, 2016

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 November 7, 2016

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 October 30, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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