Camden and the surrounding villages are brimming with shops, galleries, and antique emporiums. If you are seeking something in particular, just ask the concierge for guidance.
Soak up the beauty of the coast on a scenic cruise from Rockport or Camden Harbor. Climb aboard a sightseeing boat, sail on a windjammer or charter your own boat. The concierge will be happy to help with the arrangements.
Biking, Hiking, and Kayaking
Experience Camden from a new point of view with two wheels, two feet, or a paddle. Maps and suggested routes are available at the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce (www.visitcamden.com ) on the Public Landing (207-236-4404). Bike and kayak rentals are available at Maine Sport (mainesport.com) on Route 1 just south of Camden.
Camden and the surrounding area are home to many world-class dining spots, starting within Natalie’s right here at the Inn. If you’re planning to venture into town, you can savor amazing seafood, steaks, chowders, regional cuisine, and much more!
A museum lover’s dream, Maine is home to dozens of museums, historical homes, and forts. Some of the Camden area’s most popular ones are highlighted here:
Conway House and Mary Meeker Cramer Museum
Located on Conway Road in Camden, this 16th-century homestead is full of interesting antiques. The museum’s collections include paintings, musical instruments, costumes, glass, and china. Open in July and August, Monday through Thursday, and for special events at other times of the year. For more information, call 207-236-2257.
Farnsworth Art Museum and Homestead and The Wyeth Center
The Farnsworth offers examples of the best pieces of American art, from the Colonial period to the present, and are on view in seven elegantly appointed galleries. The Wyeth Center, across the street, is a prominent venue for showcasing the work of three generations of the Maine-related First Family of American Art: N.C. Wyeth, his son Andrew Wyeth, and Andrew’s son, Jamie Wyeth. Adjoining the museum is one of the best preserved Victorian homes in the country, the Farnsworth Homestead. Located at 16 Museum Street, off Main Street in Rockland, the museum is open year-round. The museum also owns the Olson House, where Andrew Wyeth painted many of his best-loved works including Christina’s World. Call 207-596-6457 for more information.
Maine Lighthouse Museum
Visit the museum and the Maine Discovery Center and see America ‘s most significant collection of lighthouse lenses and other artifacts, including working foghorns, flashing lights, search-and-rescue gear, Coast Guard buoys, bells, and boats. Located at 1 Park Drive in Rockland, overlooking the harbor. Call 207-594-3301.
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Open 361 days a year, the museum displays one of the finest collections of antique automobiles, motorcycles and airplanes, all in operational condition. Located on Route 73, two miles south of Rockland. Call 207-594-4418 for more information.
On Route 131, just off Route 1 in Thomaston, you can visit a replica of the 19-room mansion built by Major General Henry Knox, George Washington’s Secretary of War. Original Knox family furnishings are housed in the mansion, which is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day; closed Sundays and Mondays. Call 207-354-8062.
Penobscot Marine Museum
Intriguing maritime artifacts attractively exhibited in a community that played a prominent role in seafaring and shipbuilding in the 18th and 19th centuries. Located at 5 Church Street, just off Route 1 in Searsport. Call 207-548-2529 for times to visit the museum and library.
For more ideas of fun things to do while visiting Camden, Trip Advisor.