Hiking and Backpacking
Located approximately 20 miles from the base of Mt Katahdin, the Baxter State Park perimeter road is just 1/4 of a mile from the campground. Get a good nights sleep, get up early, and start the hike or bike of a lifetime. You don't have to hike the length of the Appalachian trail or peddle the entire perimeter road, just a few miles and you will experience the vast beauty that attracts many seasoned hikers and bikers each and every year. Along with the Appalachian Trail are many logging roads, long ago abandoned by the woodsmen who blazed these wilderness trails, just waiting for an adventurous family to spend a day exploring some of the beauty that will forever be contained within these woods. Baxter State Park is loaded with exciting trails of various lengths and difficulties, along with natural water slides just a few miles from the campground. Mount Katahdin is the highest peak in Maine and is the mile high beginning of the Appalachian Trail. This is an extremely challenging climb, but well worth the experience.