Photo Credit: Ken Jordan

Third Annual Sign Auction

[November 2, 2019]

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of Baxter State Park history? Friends is currently holding its third-annual sign auction featuring retired Baxter State Park signs.

This year’s auction includes 20 signs from favorite hikes like South Turner, Mount OJI, the Marston Trail, and Little Abol Falls. Several iconic fishing spots are represented, including Russell Pond and Slaughter Pond. 

“We know many people feel a really strong connection to the Park and would love to have something at home to help them remember their favorite places,” said Aaron Megquier, the Executive Director of Friends of Baxter State Park. “For someone who hiked a trail with a friend or loved one or has been visiting a favorite fishing spot for decades, to be able to own a sign from that place is pretty special.”

Friends will donate half of the auction proceeds directly to Baxter State Park, and the remaining proceeds will go to support Friends programs. Items can be previewed from Nov 1 to Nov 4th, bidding opens November 4. Bidding closes on December 4 at midnight. The auction is entirely online and may be accessed at