- Winter Scene at Chimney Pond
The Park lies within the Northern Forest Region of the American Continent and experiences the cool, moist climate typical of this region. Climatic data from Caribou, Maine (70 air miles northeast) provides an overview of our seasons:
- Annual mean temperature: 38.6°F
- Record high temperatures: ∼ 95°F
- Record low temperatures: ∼ -45°F
- Average annual precipitation; ∼ 37″ (includes ∼ 100″/year snow)
Summer temperatures and conditions peak in the Park in July and August. Fall colors begin to emerge in deciduous trees in the Park in early September and fall colors usually peak in late September or early October. Leaf-fall in deciduous trees is complete by the end of October. Lasting snowfall usually begins in mid to late November and lasts through April. In the Park, leaves emerge on deciduous trees around the last week in May. Weather in Baxter State Park can be characterized primarily by its variability; snowfall can occur any month of the year and temperatures can, and often do, fluctuate widely around the averages.