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There is so much to see and do along the mid-coast. As our guests, we are available to help you with recommendations and reservations for area activities and dining.
As a Camden Village Inn, you can easily walk to the harbor, shops and restaurants. Lincolnville, Lincolnville Beach and Rockland are just 9 miles from the Inn.
Guests can enjoy miles of:
For a more leisurely outing, consider:
visiting local specialty shops
taking a cruise on a historic windjammer
reading a book at Latte Beach
taking in a show at the Camden Opera House
watching a performance at the Rockland Strand
taking the ferry to one of the many islands for a quiet afternoon of exploration
touring one of our local wineries and or breweries
The list goes on . . .
Let us know if you are celebrating a special occasion and we will help make it memorable! We will have several different packages and items you can add to your stay such as a dozen roses, a bottle of wine or champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, decadent dessert, balloons and more!
So many places to hike and so little time! Visit Camden Hills State Park; hike Mt. Battie, Ragged Mountain, Bald Mountain Preserve and/or Merryspring Nature Center. Hikes for all skill-levels!
The Camden Harbor is filled with historic schooners offering a sail through the harbor, passing Curtis Island Light House. The Grace Bailey still sails today! These two hour sails are scheduled throughout the day beginning in the morning and ending with a sunset cruise.
You'll pass Curtis Island Light House when you take a harbor cruise and you can tour 4 other lighthouses along route 1 -(Breakwater Lighthouse; Owls Head Light House; Marshall Point Light House) all only 35 minutes from the Inn. If you have time for another, continue to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol (and check out the beach).
Take a guided kyaking tour of Penobscot Bay and enjoy a leisurely paddle past historic schooners, Curtis Island Lighthouse or play in warmer waters on Lake Megunticook where you'll paddle past a nature preserve, passing loons, osprey, eagles and turtles!
Catch some sun and relax at Lattie Beach just a few blocks from the Inn, or go to Lincolnville Beach only 9 minutes from the Inn. If you are looking for fine white sand, visit Permaquid Beach, only 50 minutes away.
Pace yourself and visit 4 local breweries all within 30 minutes of the Inn. Begin at Sea Dog Brewing Company, then make your way to Rock Harbor Brewing Company in Rockland; Andrews Brewing in Lincolnville and then Marshall Wharf Brewing in Belfast - remember to eat along the way!
Spend your weekend visiting several wineries, all within 20 minutes from the Inn! Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville; Salvage Oaks Vineyard in Union; Breakwater Vineyards in Owls Head and Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery in Union. Attend a tour or do a tasting - and enjoy the view!
Grab a map and go and plan your route along through small villages and town, stopping at interesting and eclectic antique shops along the way!
Whether you are driving along the Atlantic Highway, hiking at Maiden's Cliff or taking a chairlift ride at The Camden Snow Bowl - you'll be in awe at the breathtaking colors during Fall Foilage.
Whether a novice or a skilled climber, looking to improve your technique, book at trip with Equinox Guiding Services. They will customize every trip to meet your goals and create a memorable experience for you!
Two blocks from the Inn you'll find the Camden Opera House. Opened in 1894 and on the National Register of Historic Places, The Camden Opera House is a 500-seat auditorium,hosting a wide range and variety of performances, concerts, theatre, national and international conferences, and other events.
The Strand has been entertaining audiences since 1923. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the theater underwent an extensive renovation in 2005. Today, the Strand Theatre is a multi-use venue offering the best of current independent and world cinema, live musical performances & concerts, comedy, and other special events on stage and screen.
Rent a canoe or kyak and paddle around on Lake Megunticook. Or take a beach chair and umbrella from the Inn and spend the day at Barrett's cove where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and cliffs. There is a swimming area, picnic tables and grills.
Take a 15 minute drive to Rockland and spend the day visiting several museums - The Farnsworth Art Museum; Maine Lighthouse Museum; Owls Head Transportation Museum; Owls Head Lighthouse Museum, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art and the Sail, Power and Steam Museum.
Book a Wildlife and Eco Tour on Camden Harbor Cruises and be on the look out for eagles, osprey, seals, coots, terns and porpoise. Settle in for the one and a half hour cruise across the bay to a remote seal habitat. In addition, the crew will cast a lobster trap to see whats lurking on the bottom of the ocean floor.
Take a stroll to Camden's Harbor and enjoy a wide variety of dining to include Seafood, Italian, Thai, Mexican, Pub Fare and more!
Unique one of a kind shops line the streets of Camden's Harbor Village. You'll find stores specializing in gifts, home accents, clothes, leather, Maine made keepsakes, interesting book stores, art galleries, markets, boutiques and Maine made chocolate shops! And don't forget to stop and get a scoop of ice cream along the way!
Interested in some leisurely skiing or tobogganing, visit the Camden Snow Bowl and enjoy nearly 1,000 feet of vertical elevation and more than 20 expanded trails. The Snow Bowl is also home to the only remaining original, gravity-operated 400 foot long wooden toboggan chute. Tobogganers exit the chute onto frozen Hosmer Pond for a thrilling ride from top to bottom. And plan now because each February the Snow Bowl hosts the annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships - a weekend of competitive racing in costumes.
The Camden Snow Bowl is the only ski area in the East Coast with ocean views!