Almost every year, my wife and I take a pilgrimage to northern Maine to Baxter State Park. Late September (or around the leaf peeping stage) is the best, but late august isnt bad either. Most people when they think of Maine think of the coast, but the interior has a lot to offer, especially taking a tour of the states most famous park, donated largely by the efforts and money of former governor Percival Baxter.
The "Base Camp" we use is a place that's only 2 miles from the Park gate, and a favorite camping spot for 15 years now called the Penobscot Outoor Center. It is run by a company called Northern Outdoors, and they offer all the camping/white water rafting adventures you could want, and a beautiful location to go with it. Just google them & check it out yourself, you wont be dissapointed.
You don't have to raft to camp there, and you have access to all the facilities, ie: the lodge, showers, etc. You can rent cabins. cabin tents, or pitch your own tent if you want.
We always "attempt" to hike Mount Katahdin when were there, and are rarely dissapointed with the weather. You will burn up digital film like nobody's business, and if you are there for a few days, you WILL see moose. **Go into the park, get a map from the gate guard and head to Sandy Stream Pond. I have NEVER not seen moose there! Bear sitings are also frequent (best chance in the morning eating berries on the road south of the park entrance)
The staff at the outdoor center where we camp are always friendly and willing to make your visit the best it can be. If you like to hike, fish, raft, take photo's or just sit back & enjoy the maine wilderness, this place is it!
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