Welcome to Baxter State Park
Baxter State Park is Maine at its most primeval: the wind whips around dozens of mountain peaks, black bears root through the underbrush and hikers go for miles without seeing another soul. Visitors can hike hundreds of miles of trails through the park, climb the sheer cliffs (this is a rock-climber's paradise), fly-fish the ponds and rivers, and spot wild animals, such as bald eagles, moose and fox-like martens. The park is most popular in the warmer months, but it's also open for winter sports like snowmobiling.
Baxter's 5267ft Mt Katahdin – the park's crowning glory – is Maine's tallest mountain and the northern end of the 2190-mile-long Appalachian Trail.