Category Archives: Camden

US National toboggan Championships Feb 10-12th

The U.S. National Toboggan Championships is the only organized wooden toboggan race in the country and possibly the world. The toboggan chute is located in Camden, Maine at the Camden Snow Bowl, just a few miles from the  Blue Harbor House.  The competition attracts fierce competition from all over the world.  We have several competitors from last year’s event  coming back to compete again- we’re  looking forward to seeing your wonderful wacky costumes.  Good luck!

Singing Valentines by Windjammer Barbershop chorus

How unique is this!  A singing Valentine delivered in person by a wonderful  Barbershop Quartet.   A Quartet from the Windjammer Barbershop chorus will  arrive at your location, present a rose and a card with a personalized message, and then will  perform a couple of songs.   Cost only $20.00.  Value – priceless!   If you are coming to Camden, Maine  for a special  Valentines, then  this would definitely  be an inspired way to make it unforgettable!

Camden named third best foliage town in New England

A recent online poll by Yankee magazine (YankeeFoliage.com) awarded Camden  third best Fall foliage town. What a great accolade!  Camden  has everything a visitor is looking for, color intensity against the backdrop of the rocky coast, scenic drives, hikes and a whole host of outdoor recreation—adding to that world class dining, lodging, shopping and cultural venues.  Hope to see you in Camden soon….

Conway Homestead, Cramer museum bean supper, Aug 20th.

If you love history and baked beans then you might want to head to Camden and enjoy a traditional ‘Bean-hole’ supper, at the Conway house, one of the areas oldest homesteads.   So what is a bean-hole supper?

Well,  a deep hole is dug in the ground.  It s lined with stones and logs , lit,  and and  after some time there will be  a deep layer of hot embers. Then,a huge black iron cauldron filled with yellow-eye beans mixed with molasses, salt pork and a touch of cinnamon and clove onto the heat, is lowered into the hole , covered , and left to cook.  It is served with roasted pork, coleslaw and more.   Sound interesting?  Then visit Camden Sat 20 Aug to take part.  Price $10 for adults.

Festival of Independence

FREE classic Motown concert at Camden Harbor Park on July 3 at 8:30 p.m.  ”Dancing in the Street”with Jr. Walker & the Allstars performing.   During the intermission there will be a fantastic fireworks display over Camden Harbor!

In addition to the fireworks and music, the festival will offer outdoor activities, performances, and other family attractions from July 01st through 5th.

New Specialty Chocolate shop opens in downtown Camden

Just opened at 12 Bayview  street, Camden, ‘Chocolatier  Blue’ uses only fresh ingredients, organic ingredients whenever possible and the finest Italian chocolate.  At the Chocolatier Blue Flagship store in Berkeley, Calif., the top sellers are passion fruit caramel, hazelnut and espresso.  Sounds divine -can’t wait to try some!t300-ChocolatierBlue1

Tour Seven Maine Lighthouses June 25-26th

Seven land-accessible lighthouses along the mid-Maine coast will open for the Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, a two-day self-guided driving tour along the coastline from Pemaquid Point, tipping the peninsula south of Damariscotta, to Castine, on the western edge of the Blue Hill peninsula. Most will open their towers to visitors. Also part of the itinerary is the Maine Lighthouse Museum, in Rockland, just nine  miles from the Blue harbor House Inn.

Included on the tour are: Dyce’s Head Light, Castine; Fort Point, Stockton Springs; Grindle Point Light, Islesboro; Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland; Owls Head Light, Owls Head; Marshall Point Light, Port Clyde; and Pemaquid Point Light, Pemaquid.

Special displays at the Rockand Breakwater Lighthouse, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., will highlight modern optics for lighthouses and navigation and show how the Coast Guard keeps the lights at many of Maine’s offshore stations. The M/V Rendezvous will offer water passage to the lighthouse throughout the day, from Middle Pier in Rockland, or hike nearly one-mile hike along the breakwater to reach the lighthouse at its tip.

When you stay at the Blue Harbor House, we  provide  a lighthouse tour map, directions and  history of each lighthouse.

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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