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Baxter State Park
Baxter State Park is a 209,644-acre park that includes the final 14.4 miles and northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail: Maine’s highest peak, Mt Katahdin.  With an elevation gain of around 4,000 feet, the challenging and awesome round-trip climb to the top of Mt Katahdin takes most hikers 8-12 hours.  In addition, stay at one of over 330 campsites and explore over 200 miles of trails in this remote, beautiful wilderness. Technical rock climbing, hunting, fishing, paddling or just a scenic drive are other great activities to enjoy in Baxter State Park.
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Lake St. George State Park
Located on the northwest shore of beautiful Lake St. George just 16 miles west of Belfast and 25 miles east of Augusta on Maine Route 3 in Liberty, the park offers year-round activities and camping. Winter camping is also offered and available by reservation by calling the park. Visitors can rent canoes, paddleboats, or kayaks to explore the park’s undeveloped shoreline.
Aroostook State Park
Aroostook State Park is the ideal starting point for discovering the North Maine Woods, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec. Encompassing Quaggy Jo Mountain and Echo Lake, the park offers a unique chance to study our geologic past. In fact, Quaggy Jo is the shortened from of its Indian name, “Qua Qua Jo” which translates to “twin peaked.”
Camden Hills State Park
Camden Hills State Park’s signature location is the scenic vista high atop Mt. Battie where sweeping views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands await. On a clear day, visitors can see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. Renowned for the panoramic view of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay from the top of Mt. Battie, which inspired Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem “Renascence,” the park still inspires wonder in visitors today. Mt. Megunticook, the highest of the Camden Hills – and the highest peak on the mainland – is a moderate climb by foot trail. Other hiking opportunities abound and are well-mapped.
Mt. Blue State Park
Mt Blue State Park offers stellar hiking, trail riding, biking, swimming and picnicking in the Western Mountains. Trail enthusiasts, anglers, and campers enjoy this region through the warm-weather months, followed by snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and ice-skaters in winter. A heated yurt is located next to the the ice rink.
Lily Bay State Park
Boaters and campers enjoy the Moosehead region through warm weather months, followed by hunters in October and November and ice fishermen and snowmobilers in mid-winter. Fishing on Moosehead Lake for salmon and trout is usually best in the weeks following ice-out (typically early to mid-May) or when the waters cool in September.
Lamoine State Park
Nestled in the heart of Down East Maine, this oceanfront park is located in one of the most sought-after vacation regions in the state. Lamoine State Park’s central location is a quiet alternative that provides easy access to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, rockbound islands, and area lighthouses. Visitors enjoy camping, boating, fishing and simple relaxation in a beautiful location. Park views of Frenchman’s Bay and amenities such as the campground facilities and boat launching ramp are some of the park’s highlights.
Bradbury Mountain State Park
Bradbury Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit, or enjoying a picnic under a canopy of trees. Situated on Route 9 about halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, the park attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 800 acres of forested land. Bradbury Mountain is the only state park in southern Maine to offer shared-use trails for horseback riders, mountain bikers, and snowmobilers. Snowshoe rentals are available.
Sebago Lake State Park
Swimming, sport fishing, camping and boating are some of the summer activities enjoyed by visitors. The park’s 250-site campground is a popular destination for family vacationers and provides lasting memories season after season. Wooded areas offer a respite from the sun and activity on the beaches. Whether hiking on marked trails or bicycling on park roads, visitors find many way to enjoy the park.
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