The best-kept secret in Camden, Maine

Visit Camden Maine

Camden is an idyllic coastal community located in Penobscot Bay. A centuries old summer community, Camden has evolved into one of the prime vacation areas in the Northeast. With summer and winter activities that take advantage of our stunning geography, Camden is a wonderful place to travel solo or with the family. Relax on the water, trek along our scenic trails or take a risk during the US Toboggan Championship, Camden has something to offer everyone. All of the restaurants and activities listed below are within walking distance of The Inn at Camden Place.

RESTAURANTS

Dining Near The Inn at Camden Place in Maine

Peter Otts a locally owned bar and grill, this is great place to treat yourself to dinner while overlooking Camden Harbor. Located just steps from the water, you can enjoy your streak and seafood while watching the waves!

Fresh serves Mediterranean interpretations of classic coastal dishes while working with local farmers and growers to provide the freshest of ingredients!

Harbor Dogs a great, family oriented alternative to restaurant dining. Buy a hot dog and/or taco and enjoy it on one of the many benches lining the harbor!

The Schooner Appledore in Maine - Photo by John McKean

​THE OCEAN

All activities on the wharf are within walking distance of the Inn!

The Schooner Olad offers historic two-hour day sails aboard a completely restored, classic yacht built in 1927.

The Schooner Appledore enjoy a sightseeing day sail on Penobscot Bay, where you can observe wildlife, islands, lighthouses, lobster boats, and beautiful coast of Downeast Maine.

Kayaking a two-hour guided tour of beautiful Camden Harbor is perfect for people with a little extra time who would like to get a taste of sea kayaking.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Camden Hills State Park – 5,700 acres with wooded hills and an 800 foot summit with sweeping views of Penobscot Bay. With over 30 miles of hiking trails, there’s something for everyone at Camden Hills. There are also picnic and bbq’ing spots available right along the ocean!

The Camden Snow Bowl – ski and board in the winter, mountain bike during the summer!

Merryspring Garden and Nature Center – is a non-profit, privately owned 66 acre park and education center. Open to the public during daylight hours free of charge.

Goose River Golf Club – the well maintained greens are small, fast and slightly elevated with many subtle breaks. Surrounded by the Maine woods with some amazing views of Mount Battie and Ragged Mountain.

Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre – a fantastic green space for a picnic and play! Wonderful building and walk areas, the perfect spot to rest and watch the harbor and waterfall!

The Schooner Appledore in Maine - Photo by John McKean

NEIGHBORING TOWNS

The Strand Theater – a newly renovated theater, this single screen facility is one of the mid-coasts greatest historic treasures. If you’re over 21, you can enjoy a glass of wine during some screenings! This venue also hosts live events from musical guests to comedy!

Cellardoor Winery – a 68 acre, 200 year-old-farm with a restored barn and farmhouse. A fantastic venue for private events and a wonderful excuse to explore Lincolnville Maine!

Captain Jack Lobster Boat Ride – experience a unique adventure on board a traditional working lobster boat.

Breakwater and Lighthouse – the breakwater is just under a mile long and is a beautiful and scenic walk on sunny days. The Rockland Breakwater was built with over 700,000 tons of granite at a price of $750,000 and took almost two decades to complete (1881-1899).