15 Best Things to Do in Camden Maine

Camden ME describes itself as the “Jewel of the Maine coast,” and one visit to this quaint coastal town and you will understand why. Located mid-coast Maine, there is an abundance of things to do for visitors searching for outdoor adventure. Camden’s coastline features a mixture of ocean, forest, rocks, and mountains, making it the perfect New England seaside vacation destination.

Located on Penobscot Bay, Camden Harbor offers daily sailing tours, where want-to-be sailors can learn the ropes, or relax on the deck of a tall ship cruise. Camden is a working harbor, with fishing and lobster boats coming in and out of the bay all day.

There is something to do in Camden, ME for every traveler. Each season brings an opportunity to explore the Maine coast in a unique way and here at the Glen Cove Inn, we can point you in the right direction.

The summer months bring thousands of tourists to Camden. For hiking and camping fun, there is Camden Hill State Park, with over 30 hiking trails, over a hundred campsites, and a great view of Penobscot Bay. Camden is home to the annual Parade of the Tall Ships and Maine Windjammer Days in July, along with many other festivals that celebrate its coastal history and beautiful ships.

Downtown Camden is charming with upscale shops, seafood eateries and cafes. There are several art galleries and boutiques featuring work from local artists. Known for its wonderful food, Camden is home to many delicious seafood restaurants, where visitors can enjoy freshly caught seafood.

Take a ferry ride to one of Camden’s outlying island communities of Isleboro or North Haven and explore their hiking or bike trails and picturesque lighthouses. There are 18 lighthouse in a 40 mile radius of Camden! If you’re planning a romantic getaway, Mid Coast Maine is the place to go!

Ten historic schooners call Penobscot Bay home. Climb aboard and discover what life was like in the ol’ days, or enjoy a sail in one of them. If you prefer freshwater, Megunticook Lake offers swimming and canoeing opportunities. Maine offers breathtaking foliage and apple picking in the fall!

Let the friendly staff at the Glen Cove Inn help you find out what events are taking place in Camden during your stay. Book your stay with us today.