Baxter State Park is home to the state’s highest mountain, Mt. Katahdin, at 5,270 feet. Most of the visitors are hikers and campers who traverse the more than 200 miles of hiking trails to witness stunning views of New England and sleep under the stars at the park’s ten campgrounds. This park of colossal splendor is one of the absolute best places to go whitewater rafting in the East. Hunting, wildlife watching, swimming and boating are also popular activities.