Access to Mt. Abraham - The Rapid Stream road damaged
It is being repaired only to the last house which is 3 miles short of the trailhead.
Kennebec Ferry Service – 2015 Schedule
- May 22 – July 9 (9 am to 11 am only)
- July 10 – September 30 (9 am to 11 am and also 2 pm to 4pm)
- October 1 – October 12 (9 am to 11 am only)
Click here or contact David P. Corrigan, ferry contractor, at (207) 672-4849 for details and current information regarding the ferry service. The Kennebec River is the most formidable unbridged crossing along the entire A.T. Do not attempt to ford the river. Please use the ferry service.
Post Office Changes - Monson, Maine
M - F 8 am - 12 pm, 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm; Saturday 7:30 - 11:00 am.
Baxter State Park
Baxter State Park is the location of Katahdin, the mountain whose summit serves as the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Katahdin is a mile-high mountain with spectacular views, extremely challenging terrain, and miles of exposed trail above treeline. Because of the difficulty of the climb to the summit, hikers are required to start their ascent by cut-off times that vary depending on the number of daylight hours available.
Hikers staying overnight within the park boundary must camp at designated sites, and campsite reservations are strongly recommend for overnight sites for all hikers except those who have arrived on foot walking more than 100 miles. (Northbound thru-hikers do not need reservations; flip-flop and southbound thru-hikers should plan on reservations for at least the night following their climb of Katahdin, and possibly the night before). All must pay a camping fee whether a reservation is obtained in advance or not. For more information about camping in the park and climbing Katahdin, visit www.baxterstateparkauthority.com and the Baxter State Park Facebook page.