Jacob Whitten

Jacob Whitten

 

8di Grade

 

Hichborn Middle School

 

Howland

 

Mrs. Jipson

 

Mt. Katahdin

 

Maine! What a beautiful place to vacation. One of my favorite places is Mt. Katahdin. You can find it in Baxter State Park near and around Millinocket. Some of the reasons why I think Mt. Katahdin is a good vacation place are because that you can spend family time together climbing the different trails on Mt. Katahdin.

 

The second reason is because that if you and your family like to go white water rafting, then you will definitely want to come to Mt. Katahdin and test you skills against the wild rapids down the dangerous rivers. Other things that you can do are go fishing in the many lakes, rivers, and streams where you can catch brook trout and salmon.

 

Another reason why it is a good idea to visit Mt. Katahdin for your vacation is because that you can enjoy the beautifulness of the wilderness, and see all of the different animals like: white-tailed deer, osprey, bald eagle, and black bear. The last time I went hiking on Mt. Katahdin, after I was done hiking the trail and back at the lodge, I looked over and I saw a little baby black bear running across the parking lot.

 

Some interesting facts about Mt. Katahdin are that it is the tallest mountain in Maine at 1 mile high. Also, that Mt. Katahdin and Baxter State Park are named “The New England Wildlife Paradise.”

 

Mt. Katahdin has a lot of different trails to go hiking on. Some of the trails are long, and some of them are short, and Knife’s Edge is the longest trail at 1.7 miles long. So, if you and your family have not done a lot of hiking before then you should try a trail that is short, but if you want a challenge then you can try one of the longer trails that are a little bit harder to climb.

 

 

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Overall I think that Mt. Katahdin is the best place to go for a fun and exciting vacation in

 

Maine. If you ever want to go to Maine for a vacation, I suggest that you go to Mt. Katahdin.