Baxter State Park Scenic Drive

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Baxter State Park Scenic Drive is a 44 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

44.0 miles
2,926 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

paddle sports

scenic driving

trail running





wild flowers


scenic driving
Saturday, February 25, 2017

We drove into Millinockett, Maine from Brunswick. Early in the morning you have the road all to yourself and the highway is wide and straight. We were pretty much focused on Mt. Katahdin, as we were doing an up and over the next day. But Millinockett is a nice town, very welcoming. Didn't take many pictures until we got to the mountain, stopped by the ranger cabin and walked down to the lake to view what was ahead of us. Ate a good home-cooked meal at one of the local restaurants. Hardly slept that night knowing we had a great day ahead. Recommend a one night stay just to take in the area in Baxter State Park and do as much hiking as you want.

scenic driving
Thursday, May 16, 2013

This drive is best in early October. If you can't do October, come in July or August. There is beauty everywhere and lots of oportunites for hiking, biking and more.