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.
One of our most popular tours this summer is the two hour Camden Harbor kayak tour. At just $35.00 pp this two hour guided tour is great value, and has had rave reviews from our guests. You’ll head out past cruising yachts and tall masted schooners, taking in the majestic coastline from a unique perspective. Still time to book up. The kayak tour sets off from Camden harbor, just a short walk from the Inn. We book the whole thing – you just show up and have fun!
In the most beautiful setting down by Camden Harbor over 100 artists and crafts people display their fine artwork, sculpture, jewelry and more. This 35th summer show is now a two day celebration of the arts. Choose a piece of individually designed jewelry or artwork and know that no-one else will have the same!
It is free and oen to all. 9.00am-5.00pm both days.
For all you photographers, film makers and digital artists out there – take a peek at the Maine media workshops excellent website http://www.mainemedia.edu. Enjoy a week at one of their hugely popular workshops, and combine it with a relaxing stay at the Blue harbor House Inn. Call for special media workshop rates.
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.
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 HeadLight, Owls Head; Marshall PointLight, 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.
On Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19, the Owls Head Transportation Museum celebrates America’s passion for cool cars with its Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars & Antique Aeroplane Show. Gates open at 9:30 a.m adults/seniors $12.00. Under 18’s free.
Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Coastal plane rides aboard the Museum’s 1941 Stearman and 1933 Waco biplanes may be purchased at any time through the Museum store. Ride certificates do not expire and are transferable. The Stearman carries one passenger and the Waco carries two passengers. Price is $200 and $350, respectively and includes a membership to the Museum.
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!