Katahdin Lake Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"In 2006, the Baxter State Park Authority acquired a 4119-acre parcel of land surrounding most of 649-acre Katahdin Lake. This acquisition, while controversial in some circles, helped to complete the late Governor Baxter’s original vision for a park that included Maine’s highest summit and the picturesque lake that bears its name to the east. Once visited by President Theodore Roosevelt, the lake enjoys a storied past and has been visited by countless artists seeking to capture one of the most breathtaking views in New England. Now, thanks to the efforts of Maine’s public policymakers, the Trust for Public Land, and many generous donors, Katahdin Lake will remain accessible to countless future generations of outdoor enthusiasts seeking beauty and solitude in Maine’s most storied park."