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Give the gift of Baxter State Park for the holidays

[November 21, 2017]

We all have people on our holiday shopping lists who are difficult to buy for. This year, give the gift of Baxter State Park to a friend or loved one! We're having a special holiday sale on our four most popular gift items: maps, calendars, field guides, and gift memberships. It's easy to combine one or more of these items into the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast on your list. Place your order now, or learn more about each item below.

Gift #1: Baxter State Park Calendar

The 2018 Baxter State Park calendar features stunning photographs taken in Baxter State Park in every season of the year. This is a high-quality, spiral-bound calendar measuring 9.5 x 12.5 inches, published by Maine Scene. Price: $14 On sale up to 20% off.

Gift #2: Baxter State Park and Katahdin Map

A great waterproof hiking map for Baxter State Park and Katahdin, published by Map Adventures. 2nd Edition. Price: $10 On sale up to 20% off.

Gift #3: The Plants of Baxter State Park field guide

This new field guide, published in August 2016, includes scientific descriptions and photographs of all 857 plant species known to occur in Baxter State Park. The guide also includes useful keys, illustrated plant-family sections, an informative introduction, a glossary of botanical terms, and an extensive index of scientific and common names.  Price: $30 On sale up to 20% off.

Gift #4: Wilderness Partners: Buzz Caverly and Baxter State Park

This outstanding book by the late Phyllis Austin belongs in the library of every Baxter State Park enthusiast. It follows the story of Buzz Caverly from his start as a young ranger in 1960 through the next 45 years of his service to the Park. Encompassing five decades of superb storytelling, Wilderness Partners is one part biographical history, one part historical biography, and a valuable part of the literature of Baxter State Park. Price: $20 On sale up to 20% off.

Gift #5: Gift Membership

For the cost of two pairs of hiking socks, you can give an entire year of inspiration to a friend or loved one. Membership comes with our quarterly newsletter, Forever Wild, which is filled with photographs, updates, trip reports, and events that will help the lucky recipient stay connected to the Park all year. Membership is not just for hikers and campers – it's great for armchair adventurers too, as well as anyone who appreciates the art, literature, ecology, and history of the Maine woods. Starting at just $10.

Ready to order a great gift?

Please place your order online using our secure gift order form. As always, shipping is free, and we ship most orders within 1 - 2 business days.