Ten great places to camp in New England
The 246 campsites at Baxter, set in the Maine North Woods, are spread out over 10 campgrounds. Some are accessible by road, others are hike-in backcountry sites. Russell and Chimney ponds, near the base of Katahdin, are extremely popular. Not surprisingly, these sites fill up well in advance, so youll have to make reservations months before you arrive. Kidney and Daicey ponds offer rustic cabins with beds, gas lanterns, table, chairs, and firewood. Outside of climbing Katahdin, there are 178 miles of trails (including the last 10 miles of the Appalachian Trail), more than 200 miles of streams, and numerous fishing holes. Reservations from May 15 to Oct. 15 can be sent by mail four months prior to your trip. Send to Baxter State Park, 64 Balsam Drive, Millinocket, ME 04462.
You can also try calling 14 days in advance, 207-723-5140. $11 for a bunkhouse berth, $130 for a six-person cabin.