Photo Credit: Ardis Hacker

Third Annual Sign Auction a Success

[November 2, 2019]

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of Baxter State Park history? Friends' annual sign auction, featuring retired Baxter State Park signs, is the perfect way to express your love for Baxter State Park and your favorite trail or location.

This year’s auction raised almost ten thousand dollars and included 20 signs from favorite hikes like South Turner, Mount OJI, the Marston Trail, and Little Abol Falls. Several iconic fishing spots were represented, including Russell Pond, which earned $2,000.

“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 donates half of the auction proceeds directly to Baxter State Park, and the remaining proceeds go to support Friends programs.  Next year's auction is slated for November 2020.