Baxter State Park Maine I, Cranberry Pond

From Tadoussac, we drove to Maine, wanting to hike in Baxter State Park, home of North America’s highest peak, Mount Katahdin. We stayed in Millinocket, where we found a paucity of newer or posh hotels. We stayed at the Heritage Motor Inn, in which we were quite comfortable, but the town didn’t feature sufficient night-life for us to want to stay more than a night. I think the montane wilderness is the big attraction and nature lovers mostly opt to sleep primitive. I took these pictures on the afternoon of our arrival. We walked to Cranberry Pond, then shared a glass of wine and Brie in a picnic area at sunset.

One of those wonderful chance acquaintances one meets on the road invited us to share one of his family’s (grandfathered) cabins on an island in one of the Togue Lakes at the entrance of the Park. We had to regretfully decline as we’d already paid for our hotel and left our luggage, but apparently we might have awakened in the morning with a view of Mount Katahdin off the front porch. Sigh…..

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