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Baxter State Park
Baxter State Park

Baxter State Park Opens Up the Vast Wilderness of Gorgeous Maine

One of the most scenic state parks in the country, this popular Maine park is a huge nature preserve located in Piscataquis County, north Maine. Hike along the shores of lakes and picnic with the backdrop of the great Mount Katahdin in the distance as you explore Baxter State Park.
Best Hiking Trails in Baxter State Park

Best Hiking Trails in Baxter State Park

There are a number of hiking trails to suit different skill levels in Baxter State Park, with cabins offering lodgings set in the glorious surrounding landscape.

  • 1. Cranberry Pond

    In summer, this easy trail will take around two hours to complete. Meandering through the forest and ending up at a pond where wild cranberries grow.

  • 2. Mount Katahdin

    If you are confident in your fitness and abilities take your group along any of around ten trails leading up the mountain and back again. It will take around eight to 12 hours to complete a round trip.

  • 3. Abol Bridge to Abol Beach

    Suitable for snowshoeing in winter, this trail is just 1.5 miles long and so will suit younger kids and others who need to take a slightly slower pace on the trip.

  • 4. Nesowadnehunk Field Campground to Russell Pond Campground

    This route will take you along the Wassataquoik Lake Trail and is over 14 miles, so more suited to advanced outdoors people, particularly in winter.

Best Family Activities in Baxter State Park

Best Family Activities in Baxter State Park

Even if you are not massively into hiking, or want more activities on your trip, there is plenty for families to enjoy. Booking Baxter State Park cabins and hotels is the first step to your adventure in the wild country of Maine.

  • 1. Cycling

    The Dwelley Pond Trail and Park Tote Road are two ideal places to ride bikes. The terrain is perfectly suited to exploring the surroundings.

  • 2. Canoeing

    Many of the lakes and smaller ponds offer canoe rental. With the backdrop of Mount Katahdin and miles of woodland, you will find this a serene and highly enjoyable activity.

  • 3. Fishing

    Kidney Pond is one of the best places to fish in the area and with a Maine fishing licence you will be set to make the most of the perfect location for this sport. This is a great way for different generations of family to get together and pass on skills that will be appreciated for a lifetime.

  • 4. Photography

    Whether you are a seasoned pro or just enjoy sharing enviable photos on social media, there's plenty of opportunity for taking great photos in Baxter State Park. Check the park's website for a list of local flora and fauna, including wild flowers and moose.

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