Austin McAfee

Austin McAfee

Grade 7

Houlton Jr. Sr. High School

Houlton, ME 04730

Mrs. Peabody


Baxter State Park, Maine



Baxter State Park is the place to go if you are looking for a great place to vacation any time of year. It has beautiful scenery and plenty of things to do. It is a very tranquil and peaceful place. Baxter State Park has year-round camping. There are many different trails that you can hike in the summer and snowshoe in the winter. There are 215 miles of trails! 25% of the park is open to hunting, with one exception. You cannot hunt


moose. If you don’t want to hike the whole mountain in one day, you can camp out at Chimney Pond. You can also camp out at Roaring Brook. Baxter is better than Old Orchard Beach or Bar Harbor because it is not


crowded and it has about 209,501 acres of thick, pure wilderness. There is tons of wildlife such as bears, moose, deer, eagles, hawks, etc. Some


people don’t like going outside and getting active, but it is very healthy and


it is very peaceful. It is definitely the most peaceful place to go if you are planning a vacation.