Baxter State Park Adventure
Join North Star Adventures for a journey to the north end of Baxter State Park. This iconic park, home of the Northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, is an outdoor destination in Maine.
We will be camping at Trout Brook Farm group site. Enjoy sweeping views of Katahdin from the peak of North Traveler, take a nice refreshing dip in the “power pools” on Howe Brook trail or enjoy a leisurely paddle on Matagamon Lake. An evening fire and stargazing will cap off day.
Percival P. Baxter was governor of Maine from 1921-1924. His passion for fishing and vacationing in the Maine woods throughout his childhood was the catalyst for his creation of a park for people of Maine. In 1930 he purchased 6,000 acres of land, including Katahdin. In 1931, Baxter formally donated this to the State of Maine with the condition that it be kept forever wild. Over the years, Governor Baxter purchased additional lands and created what we know today as Baxter State Park encompassing 209,644 acres. There are no paved roads, RV’s, pets, or electronic devices allowed in the park. It is truly a park for human powered recreation and a sanctuary for wildlife.
“…shall forever be retained and used for state forest, public park and recreational purposes…shall forever be kept and remain in the natural wild state…shall forever be kept and remain as a sanctuary for beasts and birds”
Included in your Adventure:
- Meals – Starting with lunch on Day 1 and ending with lunch on Day 4. All food allergies and preferences will be honored. We source our ingredients locally. Supporting local farmers and small business is important to us.
- Equipment – All group camping and cooking gear, and canoe rentals.
- Reservation fees
- Guiding Services: Each day we will gather around the map and as a group determine our destination. Weather and group ability will determine our itinerary.
Difficulty: Strenuous, mileage varies between 5 – 10 miles. There is steep rocky terrain and exposed ridges. Sturdy hiking boots necessary and hiking poles recommended.
“Man is born to die, his works are short-lived.
Buildings crumble, monuments decay, wealth vanishes.
But Katahdin, in all its glory, forever shall remain the mountain of the people of Maine.”
Percival Proctor Baxter