Baxter State Park is about 6 hours north of Boston. Take I-95 to exit 56, and then ME 157 west through Millinocket, and follow the signs to
the park. Various
trails lead to prime moose watching at Russell Pond and other park lakes.
Late August to October.
New England Hiking: The Complete Guide to Nearly 400 of the Best Hikes in New England, by Michael Lanza (Foghorn Outdoors, 800-788-3123; $18.95). Baxter State Park and Katahdin map (DeLorme Mapping Company, 800-253-5081; $4.95).
Baxter State Park, (207) 723-5140.v