Camden, Maine, is one of only two places along the Atlantic Seaboard where the mountains meet the sea, making the beauty of the area unmatched by other destinations. With a rich history based in seafaring lore, Camden offers visitors a unique opportunity to sail in authentic schooners. If adventures on land suit you better, you can also spend your time in town enjoying amazing food, local skiing, rich culture, and fabulous Camden, Maine, bed and breakfasts that provide access to all of it.
THINGS TO SEE & DO With a stunning landscape and unique geography, Camden is a seaside haven for outdoor enthusiasts. In the warmer months, spend your days relaxing on some of the most scenic beaches in Midcoast Maine. Go island hopping by ferry to nearby Penobscot Island and Muscongus Bays or enjoy an afternoon of saltwater fishing on the Rockland Breakwater pier. Adventure awaits at Camden Hills State Park with many trails for biking or hiking while enjoying the beautiful scenery. When the weather is chilly or you need a retreat from the sun, explore the fascinating museums, galleries, and shops dotted along Camden’s picturesque streets. If you’re up for cross-country skiing, you can do this at Camden Hills State Park and even camp in a rustic shelter while you’re there. However you choose to spend your time, your vacation will consist of fun-filled days and lasting memories.
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK You might find it hard to choose where to eat in Camden. This idyllic coastal village boasts a range of world-class restaurants that are favorites of visitors and locals alike. Start your day off at Boynton-McKay Food Company for simple breakfast options including pancakes, eggs, and your favorite breakfast meats. Be sure to try out the espresso here as they are crafted using an industrial-strength espresso machine from Italy. For waterfront dining with a menu created by a Camden native, head to Peter Ott’s On the Water. If handmade pasta and wood-grilled pizza sound appealing, you’ll love 40Paper Bistro & Bar. We recommend pairing one of the many Italian specialties with one of the house cocktails called “Return to the Island of No Return!” For a globally-inspired cuisine with a rotating, seasonal menu, Fresh & Co. is definitely worth a visit. If you plan on dining during the busy summer season, be sure to make a reservation, if possible, at these restaurants to ensure you can get in. In a town full of award-winning places to eat, you’ll have no trouble finding something to delight your palate.
BEST TIME TO VISIT Summertime is undeniably the most popular time to visit Camden, Maine. With beautiful, sunny weather and an abundance of ways to enjoy it, Camden is an unbeatable summer vacation destination. Water temperatures are at their warmest making it perfect to make a trip to the beach. In the winter, visitors are drawn to the small town to experience the Camden Snow Bowl, one of the few places in the country for alpine skiing with views of the ocean. For fewer crowds and a quieter vacation, you may choose to visit in the spring or fall seasons. If you do, you’ll be awarded with changing colors, crisp weather, and a little more space to relax. The locals regard the spring season from April to June a “secret season” due to the weather being beautiful and there aren’t as many crowds because the busy season hasn’t started yet. During this time, you can check out one of the many festivals or enjoy some of nature’s finest wonders.
WHERE TO STAY Select Registry’s properties in the heart of Camden exemplify everything you’d expect in an experience along the North Atlantic coast. Each property reflects the quaint charm and historic elegance of the area, which is known as one of the prettiest seaside villages in the United States. Our accommodations offer the perfect opportunity for a luxurious getaway with spacious rooms, cozy linens, and fine bath amenities. Although there’s much to do in Camden, you’ll have trouble leaving your charming abode! Browse our selection of wonderful bed and breakfasts in Camden below and choose your favorite. The perfect Camden vacation awaits!