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A scenic shot of a stream at Baxter State Park.

A scenic shot of a stream at Baxter State Park.

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Maine State Parks

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Rugged mountain vistas, sandy ocean beaches, pleasant inland lakes – Maine’s state parks include them all. With more than 30 locations, Maine State Parks are among the more enduringly popular places for visitors to stay and explore in the state. Check park websites for updates and information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unique State Parks

The Allagash Wilderness Waterway, part of the National Wild and Scenic River System, is a 92-mile stretch of the Allagash River, along with connected ponds and lakes. Once a center of commercial forestry, it’s now a nationally renowned destination for canoe and kayak adventures.

Baxter State Park, created with gifts from former Maine Gov. Percival P. Baxter, includes more than 209,000 acres of Northern Maine forest, rivers, streams and mountains, topped by Katahdin, the state’s tallest peak. Offering few amenities, Baxter provides a wilderness experience rare in the East.

Coastal Parks

In southern Maine, Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth is a favorite of sunbathers and swimmers while in the MidCoast, Camden Hills State Park in Camden is known for mountain hiking beside the ocean. Cobscook Bay State Park in Edmunds Township is popular for scenic camping and exploring on the rugged Downeast coast. For more favorite coastal state parks, check with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands for a complete list.

Inland Parks

Maine’s inland parks stretch from the heights of the Western Maine mountains to scenic lakesides in the far north in the state’s forests. Swimmers and boaters appreciate Range Pond State Park in Poland, mountain bikers love the trails at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal and hikers are drawn to mountain trails of Grafton Notch State Park in Grafton Township. For more favorite inland state parks, check with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands for a complete list.

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Beginning May 1, travelers from all states will be able to travel to Maine without providing a negative COVID-19 test result or quarantining, unless otherwise determined by the Maine CDC. If a state experiences a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Maine CDC will apply testing and quarantine protocols to all travelers from that state.

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