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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sandy Stream Pond, Baxter State Park

I shared a wonderful weekend of photography with some members of my camera club this weekend. Destination: Millinocket Maine and Baxter State Park. There will be a series of blog posts this week about this trip, and I decided the first blog post from this trip would be about Sandy Stream Pond, which was my favorite spot we visited.
Sandy Stream Pond is located in Baxter State Park. After a 25 minute drive down the dirt Tote Road, we arrived at the Roaring Brook Campground and parked in the visitors parking area. We then signed in at the start of the trail, and hiked the trail into the pond. It is a 1/2 mile walk in....mostly flat ground with a few short hilly spots. There are some rocks to navigate past, some tree roots to walk over, a boardwalk followed by a series of single wide walkways made of logs to walk on. Here's the boardwalk:

Once you reach your final destination, you soon realize you are in one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in all of New England. The greens were so green and Turner Mountain and Mount Kathadin look majestic rising in the background. It was cloudy during our visit, but there was virtually no wind which helped to create some wonderful reflections in the still water.

Sandy Stream Pond is a very popular spot for moose sightings, as they are seen feeding here many times a day. Unfortunately, there were no moose sightings on the two trips I took here, but on my first trip here we were blessed to see a beautiful doe feeding along the shore.

Although we did not find any moose on day one of our trip, day two did not disappoint! Stay tuned to tomorrow's blog post.


  1. Absolutely beautiful images!

  2. Thanks so much. I really enjoyed this place and am looking forward to visiting again.