Camden was today listed at no 8 in the top 10 of ’Charming small towns in America by Trip Advisor’. Carmel, CA was number 1, with Charlottesville Va, Telluride CO, and Rockport, MA also listed in the top 10. We are just tickled pink!
Camden has also recently been declared the best Main Street in New England by Boston Magazine, the prettiest harbor in Maine by the readers of Down East, one of New England’s top 25 foliage towns by Yankee magazine.
“The view from the forested slopes of Mount Battie straight down to the forest of masts in Camden Harbor is one of the most dramatic in New England — and never more beautiful than in fall,” writes Michael Blanding, author of the article. “For a closer look at the trees, hike nearby Mount Megunticook or Bald Rock Mountain.”
Of course, everyone who lives here already knows how beautiful Camden is in the Fall. We would love you to experience the magnificent beauty for yourselves. We hope to see you soon!
The Festival of Independence is coming! For four days throughout the midcoast (July 1-4) you can celebrate our nation’s birthday with everything from music, to plays, to hiking and biking, to parades, and of course, fireworks!
On Saturday & Sunday, June 19 & 20, the Owls Head Transportation Museum celebrates America’s passion for cool cars with its Hot Rods, Customs Meet & Antique Aeroplane Show.
As part of the day’s activities the Museum will actively demonstrate a few of its turn-of-the-century automobiles as well as give free rides in Ford Model Ts. Special children’s activities and Museum tours are planned. This is one of the Transport museums most popular events. Lots of fun for the whole family.
Schooner ‘Olad’ has a super Father’s Day gift. Dad will receive half off the regular rate when accompanied by a family member. Book a two night stay at the Blue Harbor House Inn, and we will pay the other half! (subject to availability) Book online and quote ‘Olad’ special when booking. www.blueharborhouse.com
Set sail from Camden harbor, 10.00am, 12.30pm, and 5.15 pm
A new Maine State Parks passport program has been launched in recognition of the 75th anniversary of State Parks in Maine. An informative passport book has been created and color coded by the eight regons in Maine, with descriptive information on each park. In the Midcoast region alone there are 16 State Parks. Get your passport from any Maine State park.
Join ‘The Lady in the Red Cloak” for a lantern lit walk exploring the mysterious haunts and untold history of Camden, Maine. A thoroughly enjoyable tour with ghostly stories and interesting history of the town. Cost $10.00 adults. Tours start at 7pm. Check website www.redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com for dates in July and August.
May 15, Farnsworth Art Museum will open two major exhibitions at the museum’s Wyeth Center- “N.C Wyeth:Poems of American Patriotism’ and “The Wyeths” Wyeths. Admission $12.00/seniors $10.00. Well worth a visit.
Looking for a unique outdoor experience? Want to spend a few hours enjoying the natural beauty of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville area? The Land Trust has created a brochure that offers self-guided tours to three of our most popular and scenic preserves: Bald Mountain Preserve, Fernalds Neck Preserve, and Beech Hill Preserve. The Camden Hills have much to offer: scenic vistas, unforgettable picnic spots, bird- and wildlife-watching opportunities, and much more! Take some time to really experience the spectacular landscape and wildlife of this area by exploring it from the ground up. Ttake a picnic lunch provided by the Blue Harbor House in our special picnic backpack, and explore the rugged beauty of Maine’s Mid Coast.