Category Archives: Attractions

Camden, Maine rated in top 10 ‘Charming small towns in America’ by Trip Advisor

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.

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Yankee Magazine Sept 2010 names Camden no 6 of 25 top foliage towns!

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“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.”IMG_0701

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!

Festival of Independence July 01st-04th

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!

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Don’t miss it!  For more information visit www.visitcamden.com

Custom vehicle and Antique Aeroplane Show

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.

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Schooner ‘Olad’ Father’s Day sail June 20th

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 schooner olad

Maine launches State Parks Passport Program

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.

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Take a Hike!

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.

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