5 Top Maine State Parks

Reid State Park

Be sure to bring your camera because you can see multiple Maine lighthouses from the park, including Seguin Island, making for great picture-taking opportunities. Or, see if you can spot piping plovers nesting amongst the dunes and grassy areas on the beach. 

Baxter State Park

There’s so much to explore with over 220 miles of hiking trails and over 40 mountain peaks to scramble up. There are trails for all abilities — from very challenging all-day hikes of Katahdin to shorter, easier two-hour hikes around ponds and more level terrain. 

Lily Bay State Park

Children will love the playground and picnic area and will be delighted to spot rabbits, deer, squirrels, and native species of birds. Plus, there is a campground located within the park that is quite popular and includes nearly 100 camping sites. 

Birch Point State Park

Located literally off the beaten path, this secluded hideaway in Owls Head is home to beautiful views of Penobscot Bay and surrounding islands. The park is popular for sunbathing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking. 

Rangeley Lake State Park

Rangeley Lake State Park is one of the most picturesque state parks in Maine, overlooking Maine’s western mountains and surrounding 10 square miles of Rangeley Lake. 

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