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This trail is in Baxter State Park and dogs are NOT allowed in the park. We hiked this from "The Birches" on the Tote Road to the Ledges with kids 7, 10, 12. The trail is well marked. The first part is a beautiful moss environment and we expected gnomes or fairies to appear. There are a few crossings of mud/water where you need to balance, but it was navigable. The ledges had many blueberries and a natural and cold waterslide the kids (and adults) enjoyed. Watch out for the more stagnant parts of the water as there were tiny leaches. The kids enjoyed it and said it was the best part of the weekend.

update: 7/21/18

Spent four days backpacking in Baxter State Park. Stayed one night at Russel Pond at lean-to 5 which is the most secluded, one night a Wassataquoik Lake lean-to then one night a Wassataquoik Stream lean-to. Hike out to Roaring Brook Campground where I parked.

We hiked from BSP road to the ledges. About 6 miles in and out. Trail has a difficult section about 2 miles in. Steep and rocky with a small brook to cross with no bridge.

A great place to spend a day is at Wassataquoik Lake prior to arriving at Little Wassatiquoik Lake. Make sure you go to Green Falls next to Wassatiquoik Lake. Rent a canoe ($1 per hr or $8 a day. Rentals are the honor system pay at Russell Pond) there is also a one person kayak, from Wassatiquoik Lake southern shore to the post with blue paint supported by rocks on the east lake shore. From here it is a short trip .1 miles to Green Falls. Fishing is fun if you know where to fish.

Thursday, August 04, 2016