Baxter State Park Scenic Drive

Millinocket, Maine

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The pristine park, covering 201,108 acres or 314 square miles, is rightly called Maine’s Yellowstone. This park, a Katahdin-guarded realm, is a forest primeval that has recovered from the ravages of logging, a wildlife sanctuary filled with moose, deer, and bear and a place, said its creator Percival Baxter, “where nature rules and where the creatures of the forest hold undisputed dominion.” The Baxter State Park Scenic Drive threads 94 miles through the western and northern edge of the park on the Park Tote Road, a dusty narrow track that leads to quiet campsites, ponds, waterfalls, tumbling brooks, and spectacular scenic views. Special attractions: Baxter State Park, Mt. Katahdin, Katahdin Stream Falls, Doubletop Mountain, The Travelers Pond, South Branch Pond, Sandy Stream Pond, Roaring Brook Nature Trail, Appalachian Trail, Little Niagara and Big Niagara falls, Daicey Pond Nature Trail Visitor Center, camping, backpacking, hiking, fishing, wildlife observation, ski touring, canoeing, mountaineering, rock climbing, and fall foliage. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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Scenic Driving New England

by Stewart M. Green (Falcon Guides)

The pristine park, covering 201,108 acres or 314 square miles, is rightly called Maine’s Yellowstone. This park, a Katahdin-guarded realm, is a forest primeval that has recovered from the ravages of logging, a wildlife sanctuary filled with moose, deer, and bear and a place, said its creator Percival Baxter, “where nature rules and where the creatures of the forest hold undisputed dominion.” The Baxter State Park Scenic Drive threads 94 miles through the western and northern edge of the park on the Park Tote Road, a dusty narrow track that leads to quiet campsites, ponds, waterfalls, tumbling brooks, and spectacular scenic views.

Special attractions: Baxter State Park, Mt. Katahdin, Katahdin Stream Falls, Doubletop Mountain, The Travelers Pond, South Branch Pond, Sandy Stream Pond, Roaring Brook Nature Trail, Appalachian Trail, Little Niagara and Big Niagara falls, Daicey Pond Nature Trail Visitor Center, camping, backpacking, hiking, fishing, wildlife observation, ski touring, canoeing, mountaineering, rock climbing, and fall foliage. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

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Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Millinocket
Distance: 94
Season: Mid-May through mid-October
Local Contacts: Baxter State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Baxter State Park Scenic Drive

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