Every summer, tourists flock to Maine’s
quaint coastal towns, and with good reason. The beauty and power of
the ocean are irresistible, and so are the abundance of seafood
restaurants. But, Vacationland extends far north of Down East, from
Moosehead Lake to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. And, of course,
the favorite among hikers and fishermen: Baxter State Park.

Baxter State Park is over 200,000 acres
of pristine forest, hiking trails, fishing ponds, swimming holes and
campsites. With virtually no access to technology, it is a perfect
getaway from the stress of modern life. There’s something for
everyone to do: soak up some rays by a sparkling pond, fly fish in a
rapid stream, make some s’mores on a campfire, snap pictures of a
wandering moose, take a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike.


Speaking of hikes, Mt. Katahdin is one
of the best. Its peak is the northern end of the Appalachian Trail,
and the perfect place to celebrate such an accomplishment. But the
peak is also an accomplishment all on its own. Technical hiking,
with ropes and clamps, is not required. But strong legs and a strong
will certainly are. Before you attempt this hike, make sure you read
the guidelines at this link:

 http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com/hiking/tips.php

If you are considering Maine for your vacation, certainly enjoy some lobster, but visit Northern Maine while you’re at it.  You won’t be disappointed!

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