Category Archives: Camden

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

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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