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Camden Maine's longtime slogan is "where mountains meet the sea," and it is an apt description for this lovely coastal town. The town is also famous for its large fleet of windjammers - relics and replicas from the age of sailing. Visitors to Camden can take an excursion on one of the windjammers around Deer Isle and Penobscot Bay during the months of June-September. Camden is home to Camden Hills State Park, which is 5,500 acres of rolling hills and 30 miles of beautiful hiking trails. You can drive or hike to the summit of Mt. Battie for a breathtaking view of Camden Harbor, Penobscot Bay and all the inland lakes and rivers. There is also a 112-site campground within the park, and both fresh and saltwater beaches are nearby. You can rent your own powerboat or sailboat for a harbor cruise to the nearby islands, or try your hand at canoeing, kayaking or rowing. The activities in Camden are endless including horseback riding, swimming, fishing, biking, parasailing, sightseeing, and golf, exploring lighthouses or relaxing on the beach. Fun day trips will take you antiquing through the small coastal towns of Boothbay, Searsport, Castine or Blue Hill. Downtown Camden has some of the best shopping in the district, and its size makes it fun to explore its shops, restaurants, and art galleries on Main Street, in alleys and side streets around the harbor. Summer and fall finds the Camden Hills alive with festivals and arts and crafts fairs - something is always abuzz in this picturesque harbor town.

Surrounding areas: Rockport, Maine (1.8 mi), Lincolnville, Maine (6.6 mi), Rockland, Maine (7.3 mi), Owls Head, Maine (9.5 mi), Union, Maine (10.2 mi), Northport, Maine (10.3 mi), Islesboro, Maine (10.4 mi)

Camden Vacation Rentals




Camden Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME (207) 236-6800
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME (207) 236-6060
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME (207) 236-0500
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME (207) 236-8478
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME5.7 mi.(207) 236-3870
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME5.8 mi.(800) 341-1650
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME7.4 mi.(207) 594-2131
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME10.7 mi.(207) 594-6644
Belfast Harbor Inn91 Searsport Ave Rt 1Belfast, ME15.2 mi.(207) 338-2740
Comfort Inn Ocean's EdgeRR 5 Box 5290Belfast, ME15.2 mi.(207) 338-2090
Gull MotelRR 5 Box 5377Belfast, ME15.2 mi.(207) 338-4030
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME18.2 mi.(207) 372-6366
Light's Motel & Restaurant215 E Main StSearsport, ME19.4 mi.(207) 548-2405
Best Western Jed Prouty Inn64 MainBucksport, ME28.7 mi.(207) 464-3113
 
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME6.2 mi.(207) 594-4209

Camden Weather & Climate

The southern coast of Maine near the Penobscot Bay has very comfortable summers and falls, cold winters with frequent thaws and late, changeable springs. Summers are mild to cool by most people's standards, with very few summer nights too warm and humid for sleeping. Autumn has the greatest number of sunny days along the coast and is perfect for fall sightseeing. Winters are cold, but not as severe as the northeastern part of the state along the Canadian border. The White Mountains, to the northwest, keep considerable snow from reaching the Portland area and also help moderate the temperature. Normal precipitation is remarkably uniform throughout the year. Winds are generally light with the strongest being in the months of March and November. Temperatures well below freezing are reported each year, and cold waves sometimes come along with strong winds. Blizzards are possible but infrequent in Maine.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 9°F 4.76 in. 38°F
February 31°F 12°F 3.43 in. 36°F
March 39°F 22°F 4.73 in. 38°F
April 50°F 33°F 4.74 in. 44°F
May 61°F 43°F 4.38 in. 49°F
June 70°F 53°F 3.80 in. 55°F
July 76°F 59°F 3.19 in. 59°F
August 74°F 58°F 2.90 in. 62°F
September 66°F 50°F 4.31 in. 57°F
October 56°F 39°F 4.79 in. 54°F
November 45°F 29°F 5.25 in. 52°F
December 34°F 17°F 4.98 in. 44°F

Camden Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located about 10 miles south of Camden in Rockland, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located approximately 36 miles west of Camden in Augusta, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located roughly 37 miles northwest of Camden in Waterville, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located around 38 miles east of Camden in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located about 42 miles northeast of Camden in Bangor, Maine, the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located approximately 61 miles west of Camden in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine, and finally the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located roughly 73 miles southwest of Camden in Portland, Maine.

Camden Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME80.9 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME84.3 mi.
 
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME37.9 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME84.3 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH115.6 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME2.1 mi.
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME7.3 mi.
Northport Golf ClubNorthportME10.3 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME18.1 mi.
Island Country ClubSunsetME18.3 mi.
Searsport Pines Golf CourseSearsportME18.7 mi.
Country View Golf ClubBrooksME23.6 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME 
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME74.4 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME77.0 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME81.9 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME82.3 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME86.2 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME90.0 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME93.5 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH104.8 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH119.3 mi.
 
State Parks
Camden Hills State ParkME5.2 mi. 
Owls Head State ParkME8.4 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME16.4 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME19.0 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME19.1 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME21.5 mi. 
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME32.6 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME39.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME7.7 mi.(Art)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME43.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)


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