Rethinking your plans this holiday season? This December, plot a course for mid-coast Maine and head toward Camden, the “Jewel of the Maine Coast,” for a long, ‘getaway’ weekend. For centuries, travelers have embraced the stark, rugged beauty of the Coast of Maine throughout the four seasons. No wonder, with its breathtaking landscape, it is one of the most enchanting places to visit in all of North America. Low mountains on the eastern frontier rise up sharply by the sea. In their shadows, rocky shorelines grace hidden coves and overlook majestic harbors and expansive bays dotted with islands, trawlers, schooners, and sailboats. Continue reading “Rethinking Christmas: A Holiday on the Coast of Maine”
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The Perfect Trip: Driving Up Maine’s Coast
The green leaves of summer are starting to bristle with color. Now is the time for New England fall foliage tours. Looking for a fun fall long weekend adventure? Below we detail the perfect trip: a drive up Maine’s coast with all the must see’s and stops. Continue reading “The Perfect Trip: Driving Up Maine’s Coast”
Maine’s Little Secret: Finding the Best Secluded Beaches
The sizzle of summer is almost upon us. Summertime and beaches go hand in hand, especially in the coastal state of Maine. The sounds of the ocean crashing onto the shore, the gulls soaring above, and the warmth of the sun on your skin; hitting the beach is a great way to relax this summer. For maximum relaxation, let the Camden Harbour Inn act as your Maine travel guide, as we share the secrets of the best secluded and peaceful beaches Maine’s coast has to offer.
Roque Bluffs State Park – Roque Bluffs
Of all the beaches we share today, Roque Bluffs might be the best if you want to spend a whole day alone in nature. If you love a natural beach, this is the spot for you. You will appreciate the rock and pebble that line the ocean here. Englishman Bay is famous for its great diversity of coastal landscapes, and its abundant wildlife. Bald Eagles are just one species that frequent the area.
Seawall Beach – Phippsburg
Most likely the hardest to reach of all the secluded beaches, Seawall requires some effort to see, but is well worth it. The beach is located over Morse Mountain, so you will need to make the 1 mile trek up to the top, and then over to reach the beach. The sand dunes act as nesting areas for two species of endangered birds, so be respectful of their boundaries. No recreational activities such as volleyball and frisbee are allowed here so as not to disturb nature’s sanctuary. The hike alone is worth it to check out the natural beauty this beach has to offer.
Luadholm Beach – Wells
Not many know about this gem, as it requires some effort to reach. You will have to make your way through The Wells National Estuarine Reserve, and you will eventually reach this stretch of beach that is almost guaranteed to be deserted. The wooded trails to get there are breathtaking and the view at the end is twice as nice.
Birch Point State Park – Owls Head
Birch Point State Park is a lovely, often overlooked spot with gorgeous views of nearby Mussel Ridge Islands. Spending the day here most likely means having the place all to yourself. It’s a bit hard to find as you will need to travel a few back roads off of Route 73, but when you find it you will be happy! The surf is fairly calm on this crescent shaped beach, so it’s a great spot for the kids.
Sandy Point Beach – Stockton Springs
Stockton Springs is another sleepy Maine town that is home to some phenomenal beachfront property that many people don’t know about. Sandy Point Beach looks over Penobscot Bay with an abundance of natural wildlife. Even on the sunniest of days, you can often times find yourself alone at this quiet summer playground.
Best Historic Inn’s on the Maine Coast
Maine’s historic inns are more than just old buildings. These historical landmarks come with a tales to tell and even more, have a legacy to uphold. Once you stay at one of these gorgeous locations, you immediately become part of the building’s history: a building that people from across the world with different backgrounds have come to share memories in one place, over a vast period of time. There is an abundance of Maine oceanfront hotels with significant historic value. After extensive refurbishing, these historic lodgings provide both a place to enjoy a Maine vacation and leave with a sense of purpose and legacy. Below we discuss our favorites that the coast has to offer. Continue reading “Best Historic Inn’s on the Maine Coast”
Day Trips: Visit Maine’s Best Islands
Have you ever heard of the expression, island time? Island time refers to the vacuum created by the ocean’s presence and is when everything moves at a more peaceful pace. Island time is an attitude. At the Camden Harbor Inn, we want you to experience the luxury of island time on your next Maine vacation. Boasting a massive coastline, Maine is home to a variety of breathtaking islands that make for fun day trips. Below we let you in on the best island day trips Maine has to offer (for more seaworthy adventures, don’t forget to check out our post The Best Sailing Day Trips on the Coast of Maine) Continue reading “Day Trips: Visit Maine’s Best Islands”
Camden’s Guide to the Best Brunch Spots on the Coast
Want to brunch your way up the coast of Maine? This blog is for you! The brunch scene is exploding with unique dishes and comfort food up and down the coast of our foodie-friendly state. Brunch is the perfect occasion to meet family and friends on a lazy Sunday. Whether you opt for breakfast, lunch or a little of both, you can’t lose with brunch. Below, we share some of the best restaurants in Maine to enjoy our favorite meal, brunch. Continue reading “Camden’s Guide to the Best Brunch Spots on the Coast”