Baxter State Park retires an age-old — and way-cold — tradition.
Jensen Bissell manages Maine’s Baxter State Park, 210,000 acres of the most dramatic peaks, prettiest ponds, and finest trails east of the Rockies. Lately, he spends a lot of his time trying to keep people out of it. (Or does he?)
We’ve been arguing for months. And eating. And shopping. And road-tripping. And at last, all that hard work has paid off. Presenting Maine’s best Travel and Play, from camping to cruising to hitting the links.
Baxter State Park’s administration has threatened to reroute the end of the Appalachian Trail off Katahdin. Don’t worry — we have some ideas for the new terminus.
Maine’s hulking natural monolith has inspired landscape painters for well over a century.