The One Place In Maine That Looks Like Something From Middle Earth

The fantastic world of Lord of the Rings, created by J.R.R. Tolkien, is one of pure fantasy. But there’s something strangely familiar about the book’s vividly described landscapes. From the beautiful verdant meadows of The Shire to the unforgiving granite landscape of Mordor, we feel as if we’re reading about Baxter State Park – Maine’s very own living, breathing version of “Middle Earth.” And it’s just as enchanting as it sounds.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

If you weren’t a fan of Lord of the Rings before, we hope you are now knowing that the kind of beauty and terror described in the book is real…and it exists right here in Maine. Let’s write another chapter together – tell us your best Baxter State Park experiences!