Hunter Keehn

Hunter Keehn

Grade 7

Houlton Jr. High School

Houlton, ME 04730

Mrs. Peabody

BAXTER STATE PARK, MAINE

 

 

 

 

 

Baxter State Park is a place where people go hiking in Millinocket, Maine. Governor Percival P. Baxter made it a gift of 5,960 acres to the state of Maine in 1930. The tallestrnountain in Baxter State Park is Katahdin. The summit is called “Baxter Peak” in his honor. Baxter State Park received a final gift of 7,764 acres in the year of 1962. The resolve of the legislature in 1933 is revealed as the name of “Baxter State Park”. The animals that live in Baxter State Park are moose, bears, deer, raccoons, red squirrel and chipmunks, minks, otters, beavers, muskrats, snowshoe hare, bobcats, lynx, fishers, martens, red foxes, coyotes, weasels, and porcupines. Baxter State Park is a beautiful place for hikers. When you get to the top of Mt. Katahdin, you will get to see one of the most breathtaking views of all.