Baxter Trails Blog

July 11 Authority
Meeting Cancelled

The next meeting of the Authority will be on Friday, October 10, 2014 at Kidney Pond Campground in Baxter State Park


Join Baxter State Park for volunteer trail work

Visit the Volunteer page for the summer trails projects for more information.


Kidney Pond bridge construction

Kidney Pond bridge

Crews are now building out the approaches to the new Kidney Pond bridge abutments location. On WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, the bridge will be moved to the new location.
Access to and from Kidney Pond Campground will not be available after 9am on the 23rd until the bridge move is completed, hopefully by early afternoon. Visitors should expect traffic delays on the Park Tote Road on Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon when two cranes are moved in and out for the bridge move.

New Wassataquoik Lake Leanto!

Wass Lake Lookout

We are pleased to announce the opening of the new Wassataquoik Lake Leanto! This brand new 4-person leanto on a very nice site is in the heart of the Park wilderness. The leanto is located on the small point on the right side of Wassataquoik Lake in the photo below. The leanto is 3.8 miles from Russell Pond, 5.9 miles from the Center Pond leanto and 10.5 miles from the Park Tote Road at Nesowadnehunk Field. In addition to the new leanto, the former leanto site at Little Wassataquoik Lake has been converted to a tentsite, for those who prefer to carry their house.

Notice to Hikers:

Due to landslide activity and unstable rocks and debris, the Abol Trail is closed for the 2014 season.