One of the places we travel to is Baxter State Park Maine's largest State Park. Baxter is over 200,000 acres of land given to the State by the late Governor Baxter. At the heart of Baxter Park is the famous Mt. Katahdin, which stands 5,268 feet above sea level, making it the highest peak in Maine. It is also the most northern mountain in the Appalachian range. Because Baxter Park is restricted from hunting, wildlife abounds with relative little fear of humans. We do not promise anyone that we go into Baxter we have learned it is better for everyone if we decide where we go depending on where we recently had the most success finding moose. If we have been seeing moose in Baxter we will go there, but if Baxter has not been producing moose as well as some of our other places we will most likely choose the other places.
You will visit areas where moose and deer frequent with serene surroundings. We stop for wildlife sightings and walk a couple of short trails for not only the chance to view wildlife in its natural environment, but also to soak in the beauty of Katahdin. In Governor Baxter's own words, "Man is born to die, his works are short lived, buildings crumble, monuments decay, wealth vanishes, but Katahdin in all it's glory forever remains the mountain of the people of Maine."
Just imagine sitting at the base of Katahdin with a pond in front of us, Katahdin in full view to our left. There should also be a moose or two in the pond and here we are enjoying a snack at sunset in the middle of Baxter. Doesn't this sound like a nice way to
spend some time with Mother Nature? It is an exciting, yet, relaxing way to experience the outdoors in Maine.
This is only one of the areas that awaits you on the Baxter Park Tour.
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