Plan a Visit to the Camden Maine Farmers Market

Photo of a Young Woman Perusing Vegetables at the Camden Maine Farmers Market.With summer’s golden radiance officially here, hundreds of thousands of Mainers continue to rediscover the coastal landscape via state park hikes, schooner cruises, and vineyard tours. Midcoast Maine is an ethereal destination filled to the brim with history, sophistication, and sprawling natural beauty. And the most desirable destination along the coast is Camden Harbour Inn, a proud member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux hotelier association. The inn’s roots date back to the late 1800s. Today, Camden Harbour Inn boasts a AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, distinctive accommodations, and worldly concierge services. One of the many highlights of a mid-summer escape to this lavish respite is the local culinary scene, including the vibrant, twice-weekly Camden Maine Farmers Market located on Washington Street.

The Camden Maine Farmers Market: Support Local Business

Every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning, hundreds of locals and visitors alike flock to the Camden Maine Farmers Market to peruse produce, support the community, and learn a cooking tip or two. It’s common knowledge that most food travels approximately 1,500 miles before landing on the dinner table. Thus, a buoyant visit to the farmers market is exceedingly environmentally friendly. Yes, supporting local farmers and businesses is a focal point, but there’s also ample opportunity for a nutritional boost, as many of these delicacies are 100 percent organic. The team at Camden Harbour Inn always urges guests to spend some extra time getting to know the growers, primarily because they’re apt to divulge long-standing recipes, cooking tips, and insider knowledge about other fabulous vendors.

Classic New England Delicacies

The Camden Maine Farmers Market provides a splendid opportunity to learn more about the region’s thriving farmland and the many unique eats that grow particularly well in New England, such as okra, eggplant, asparagus, and cabbage. Some travelers purchase a bushel of goods for a mid-day picnic, while others gather unique ingredients for an on-site cooking class here at Camden Harbour Inn’s farmhouse kitchen. But, of course, many people bring their purchases home with them. Don’t leave the Camden Maine Farmers Market without purchasing a challah loaf from Atlantic Baking Co., the “catch of the week” from Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood, bourbon barrel-aged syrup from Frontier Maple Sugarworks, wild blueberries from Burke Hill Farm, and seedlings from Bahner Farm.

The Best Hotels in Maine: Camden Harbour

Photo of a Luxury Suite near the Camden Maine Farmers Market.There’s no better way to jumpstart a Saturday morning than a leisurely visit to the Camden Maine Farmers Market. Even if the day’s haul is minuscule, it’s always nice to experience the culture amid droves of grinning locals. Combine a brief trip to the market with a voyage aboard a fishing charter, a self-guided brewery tour, or an extensive lighthouse drive. On-site luxury services include chauffeured limousine rides, private helicopter flights, in-room artwork and jewelry viewings, and, of course, cooking classes. This luxurious Camden hotel remains a shining example of urbanity, hospitality, and historical significance. While there’s no offseason for romance, summer and autumn are quite popular amongst couples. So, please check availability online at your earliest convenience.

Private MidCoast Maine Schooner Cruises

Photo of One of the Most Popular MidCoast Maine Schooner CruisesThere’s no denying the allure of Maine’s coastal lifestyle: The gourmet seafood, the worldly sophistication, the natural beauty, and the swaying sea amalgamate to produce a genuinely indelible experience. And perhaps the shining example of Maine’s lavish coastal lifestyle is Camden Harbour Inn, a posh, historical Relais & Châteaux Top Destination. For decades, Camden Harbour Inn has been setting a new bar for coastal urbanity, starting with Natalie’s, its AAA Four-Diamond restaurant. When guests aren’t basking in a grand suite or savoring culinary delights, they’re likely photographing arresting lighthouses, strolling through a local vineyard, or enjoying a deep-tissue massage. However, the region is also known for its many classic MidCoast Maine schooner cruises. In fact, Camden Harbour Inn rests a few strides from the local Yacht Club.

Maine Schooner Cruises, a Camden Speciality

Photo of Camden's Harbour, Home to Countless MidCoast Maine Schooner CruisesThe heart of Camden, Maine, rests at the mouth of the Megunticook River, where it spills into a skinny Penobscot Bay cove. It’s quite common to observe nearly two dozen yachts sailing within a mile of this bustling, picturesque downtown district. The most popular mid-day activity along MidCoast Maine is to explore the Atlantic Ocean, whether that’s through a deep-sea fishing excursion or a whale-watching tour. However, nothing eclipses a private, leisurely voyage aboard one of the two top-reviewed MidCoast Maine schooner cruises: Schooner Suprise and Schooner Olad.

The Surprise and the Olad

Camden Harbour Inn’s concierge team can effortlessly piece together a trip aboard one of the area’s most-popular MidCoast schooner cruises, regardless of length and scope. Both the Surprise and the Olad provide private charters throughout the sailing season from Memorial Day through mid-October, even amid peak weekends. It’s best to book these voyages several months in advance, if not the summer prior. Each schooner cruise helms past world-famous lighthouses, uninhabited islands, craggy shorelines, jaw-dropping estates, and a plethora of buzzing lobster vessels. It’s also quite common to spot soaring bald eagles, happy seals, and, at times, feeding whales during an aquatic adventure. The world-renowned concierge team can arrange private dining services onboard, including an entree, wine, spirits, and hors d’oeuvres. Finding an idyllic schooner in Camden, Maine, has never been easier thanks to this worldly team. Their motto is “Your Dreams, Our Pleasure.”

Romantic Getaways in New England

Photo of a Couple Dining at Natalie's after De-Boarding One of the Best MidCoast Maine Schooner CruisesEven amid all of this uncertainty, Camden Harbour Inn remains a beacon of light for couples in need of an extended break from the city. This late-1800s estate is a popular haven for couples, boardrooms, and, yes, MidCoast Maine honeymooners. To learn more about the best MidCoast Maine schooner cruises, private dining at Natalie’s, and chauffeured limousine services, please dial 1-800-236-4266. And don’t forget that romance is always in season here in seaside Camden, Maine.

Start Planning a Midcoast Maine Honeymoon

maine honeymoonWe’re quickly approaching the ever-popular mid-summer wedding season here in charming Camden, Maine. Not only is our elegant Relais & Châteaux inn one of the premier Midcoast Maine wedding venues, but you won’t find a more romantic honeymoon locale in New England than Camden Harbour Inn. Thanks to the brilliant vision of Dutch co-owners, Raymond Brunyanszki and Oscar Verest, the historic Camden Harbour Inn is a shining example of beauty, elegance, and luxury. Spend your days sailing along tranquil West Penobscot Bay, hiking at Camden Hills State Park, and indulging in gourmet European-style cuisine at Natalie’s, our AAA Four Diamond restaurant, before retiring to one of our lavish honeymoon suites. Keep reading to learn more about a potential once-in-a-lifetime Midcoast Maine honeymoon to Camden Harbour Inn.

Romantic Midcoast Maine Honeymoon Activities

maine honeymoonThe bayfront city of Camden, Maine, is filled with history, charm, and sophistication. Whether you’re hoping to hop aboard a 90-year-old schooner, stroll along Main Street for some mid-day shopping, or catch a rousing live performance at the Camden Opera House, you’ll quickly discover that our charming community is the perfect Midcoast Maine honeymoon destination. We’ve compiled ten of our favorite things to do in Camden, Maine, to ensure that your stay with us is flawless.

Romantic Fine Dining

maine honeymoonNo Midcoast Maine honeymoon is complete without a romantic gourmet dinner inside our on-site AAA Four Diamond restaurant: Natalie’s. Executive Chef Chris Long, Shelby Stevens, and their team of culinary artists have curated an innovative menu that is a sophisticated meld of European-style and classic New England-style recipes, flavors, and presentation. Pair your four-course prix fare with an expertly-selected bottle of vino from our collection of over 200 award-winning labels. Natalie’s seasonal menu is consistently evolving so that no two visits to Camden Harbour Inn are alike. You’ll discover a wide-ranging menu that’s highlighted by fresh Maine lobster, half-shell oysters, and farm-raised ribeye. Dine inside our elegant dining room which is accented by dazzling flora, repurposed wood floors, and arresting rose-colored lampshades and chairs, or enjoy the coastal mountain views on our private outdoor patio.

Lavish Guest Suites

Perhaps the most important aspect of an unforgettable Midcoast Maine honeymoon is a sumptuous guest suite. The Royal Dutch Suite is a favorite among honeymooners because of its sleek design, two-person soaking tub, modern fireplace, and private sauna. The New Amsterdam, meanwhile, is the perfect combination of luxury and old-world charm as this two-room suite has a classy interior, king-size featherbed, two decks, and an air bath. All of these well-preserved guest suites were modernly renovated with honeymooners in mind. To start planning a lavish Midcoast Maine honeymoon at our bay-view Camden hotel, please give us a call at 1-800-236-4266, or visit us online.

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