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Hiking, Climbing Mt Katahdin | Baxter State Park

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Hiking, climbing Mt Katahdin, Baxter State Park.

When you live in a state as drop dead gorgeous and unspoiled as Maine, you just don't park it on the couch. Off the device, planning your next trip to hike and climb Mt Katahdin, Baster State Park in the great state of Maine.

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It's more than the exercise, major views and all the wildlife when you visit Baxter State Park.

Maine's highest mountain Mt Katahdin steals the show and is hard to miss.

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The dream of Maine Governor Percival Baxter who bought with his own money the original 6000 acres that included Mt Katahdin.

Baxter was governor of Maine from 1921 to 1924.

The Maine land bought personally by Baxter for $25,000 was deeded over to the state. To be forever wild and used for a public park, recreational enjoyment.

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Baxter wanted the park to be left natural, a home for wild beasts and birds.

To not see Mt Katahdin, Baxter State Park become commercialized or exploited by man. The park named in his honor in 1931 did not stop his life long desire to add to her increase in size through many Maine land acquisitions.

Over the years more Maine land acreage was added to the original purchase. Baxter donated his 28th deed of real estate conveyance at 87 years of age in 1962,

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Dying a bachelor, Baxter left $7 million dollars to maintain the park when he passed away in 1969.

Baxter State Park stretched out over 314 square miles of pristine waterways, with hundreds of thousands of acres home to all types of Maine wildlife.

Generations flock to Baxter State Park for day and longer stays to ply the trails.

To capture the photos and videos and enjoy the wildlife, plants and wooded natural landscape surrounding hikers and happy campers. Baxter State Park is not a line item you cross off never to return.

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The experience is not once and done and affects a person much deeper than that.

Earning a law degree from Harvard but never opening up a legal practice, Percival Baxter served in the state senate and house of representatives. The bulk of his family fortune was made through real estate.

Read more about his legacy,  Mt Katahdin Baxter State Park.

Baxter State Park is one of many reasons to live in Maine full time. Or to sample her charm while on Maine vacations.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

Comments(10)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Andrew,

OMH love your photos and you are right Maine's highest mountain Mt Katahdin in Baxter State Park steals the show and is hard to miss! The views are spectacular and the wildlife incredible!!

 

Jan 02, 2023 02:37 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Happy New Year Dorie Dillard Austin TX !

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Jan 02, 2023 03:10 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Beautiful pictures! I was going to start the year with a long hike but the rain changed that. 

Happy Holidays! 

Jan 02, 2023 03:05 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Thank you Inna Ivchenko ! Happy New Year! Lucky to live in Maine, in a small town in Aroostook County on the Canadian border.

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Jan 02, 2023 03:10 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Andrew a great snapshot of the beautiful state of Maine, one thing you forgot to mention is the Lobsters, loved not just by me but many from all over the globe. I just wanted to stop in and wish you a Prosperous 2023, Endre

Jan 02, 2023 10:01 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Lots to talk about when the five letter word Maine is in the spotlight Endre Barath, Jr. Here is your Maine lobster blog post.

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Jan 03, 2023 03:13 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You do such a great job of marketing your state!  Who wouldn't want to visit or live in a drop-dead gorgeous and unspoiled Maine!

Jan 03, 2023 04:31 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

People don't live trapped in homes and care about what the area, lifestyle around them is going to provide for quality of life Brian England ! Love where you live or time to move to a place that you find better suited to whatever stage of life. So spoiled to live in Maine full time. I know it.

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Jan 04, 2023 05:22 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Love the photos! If I were in Maine, I'd definitely have to try hiking in some of those locations! Thank you for sharing.

Jan 03, 2023 04:50 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

soap box derby race houlton maineNo better place to raise kids either Kat Palmiotti !

Jan 04, 2023 05:27 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Andrew- phenomenal photos!!! When we lived in Leesburg, VA, we saw the more southern end of the Trail. I always thought it would be fun to be one of the volunteers who hand out food and water along the Trail. b

Jan 03, 2023 08:05 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Mt Katahdin is a very humbling experience that like lots of unspoiled areas of Maine... they hit you deep when you experience them over and over Kathy Streib !

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Jan 04, 2023 05:32 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You live in work in such a beautiful area. Thank you for sharing Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 

Jan 03, 2023 10:37 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thank you for stopping by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS !

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Jan 04, 2023 05:35 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - I absolutely, positively loved this blog post! Katahdin was the first mountain and camping trip my kids went on when they were Campers at Wyonegonic and Winona in Maine. The three of us have such fond memories and your photographs are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Jan 07, 2023 07:37 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Mt K is near and dear to so many who experience her majesty and return over and over and over again through out the decades for more Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP !

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Jan 07, 2023 07:43 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - Both my son and daughtr revisted it often, but not in recent years. Your photos gave me homesickness. I wish I was there! Thanks for that additional photo. Right now, I am singing to myself America the Beautiful and God Bless America! Oh, how I wish I was on that road once more!

Jan 07, 2023 07:46 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am late to this post but what stunning views. And how special to be able to see moose in their natural habitat 

Jan 12, 2023 08:48 AM