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Give the gift of Baxter State Park for the holidays

[December 4, 2018]

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. To ensure that you receive the special sale price, please order through this page, rather than through our regular online store. Place your order now, or learn more about each item below.

Gift #1: Baxter State Park Calendar

The 2019 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: $15 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: A Wassataquoik History, with map of the Historic Wassataquoik

This limited-edition set includes the essay "A Wassataquoik History" as well as a beautiful historical map entitled "The Historic Wassataquoik". Both were published in 2018 by Gary McG. Boone and Barbara Bentley, with cartography by Bill Duffy. The map covers the entire Wassataquoik watershed, and features a range of historical sites, including logging camps and dams. A must for historians of the Katahdin region and anyone who loves the spectacular wilderness of the Wassataquoik!
Price: $20 On sale up to 10% off

Gift #6: Greatest Mountain: Katahdin's Wilderness

A photographic exploration of the Park's wilderness values, by Connie Baxter Marlow. Features selections from Governor Baxter's writings. Tilbury House, 1999.
Price: $12 On sale up to 20% off

Gift #7: Governor Baxter's Magnificent Obsession: A Documentary History of Baxter State Park, 1931 - 2006

By Howard R. Whitcomb. An essential reference work for anyone interested in Baxter State Park. Features an excellent historical essay on the creation of the Park, the complete Deeds of Trust, documentation on land acquisitions after Baxter's death, maps, and useful annotations throughout. Friends of Baxter State Park, 2008.
Price: $20 On sale up to 20% off

Gift #8: 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.