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3 Unique Summertime Things to Do in Camden, Maine

things to do in camden maineWith nearly two months left of summer, there’s still ample time to plan a well-deserved getaway up Maine’s coast before the temperatures subtly dip. Most guests spend their days here in MidCoast Maine shopping, sailing, and dining, yet there are several other obscure, unforgettable activities worth exploring before winter’s arrival. Start and finish each day of exploration at Camden Harbour Inn, a proud member of Relais & Châteaux. We have strong relationships with all of the area’s premier tour guides, many of which rank among the best things to do in Camden, Maine.

Lobster Cruise

We may be a tad bit biased, but Camden, Maine, is an idyllic New England destination thanks to our perfect blend of natural beauty, history, and sophistication. The vast, sapphire blue Penobscot Bay waters are home to hundreds of unique underwater critters, including vibrant, scarlet lobsters—widely known as “Maine lobster.” Hopping aboard a lobster cruise remains one of the top-rated things to do in Camden, Maine, especially among foodies aiming to learn more about these colorful creatures. Our two-day “Lobster Like a Maine Native” package includes lobster fishing, a five-course dinner at Natalie’s, a cooking class with Executive Chef Chris Long, and so much more!

Helicopter Tour

To obtain a bird’s-eye view of Penobscot Bay, downtown Camden, Mount Battie, and countless coastal lighthouses, strap yourself inside a state-of-the-art helicopter. Helicopter tours remain one of our favorite things to in Camden, Maine, especially for couples. Yet, many travelers often overlook this exhilarating day-time activity. Our knowledgeable on-site concierge is happy to arrange a private, 30-minute aerial photography tour aboard a Bell 47 that includes a champagne flight inside a lavish limousine.

Fishing Trip

things to do in camden maineWhile you might expect that the best honey holes near Camden, Maine, rest inside Penobscot Bay, most fishing guides head inland to hook bass, rainbow trout, pike, pickerel, and white perch. We recommend these three local fishing outfits: Mike Kinney, Maine Outdoors, and Ten Mile Guide Service. Browse through their website to find a fishing package that perfectly fits your group’s interests. Inland fishing trips remain one of the most underrated things to do in Camden, Maine, mainly because there aren’t many guides in the area. Megunticook Lake is home to thriving largemouth and smallmouth bass populations (and it’s undeniably beautiful). The nearby Saint George River watershed, meanwhile, is a pike fishing haven.

A Quintessential Maine Summer Vacation

things to do in camden maineMidCoast Maine tourism will see an influx of “leaf peepers” this autumn, but late summer’s golden haze is the perfect time to explore the coast. Camden Harbour Inn offers couples and groups a sophisticated, historic stay amidst classic New England natural beauty. Polish off each day with a four-course Prix Fixe dinner at Natalie’s, a shared bottle of world-renowned wine at dusk, and a lavish evening inside your upscale suite. There’s nothing quite like summer in Maine—give us a call today at 1-800-236-4266 to book a genuinely unforgettable vacation. If you’d like to read more about several other top-rated things to do in Camden, Maine, please visit our website.

"Highly recommend this stunning Relais & Chateaux property located in the heart of Camden, ME. Service is top-notch, accommodations superb, and best brunch ever! Whether celebrating a special occasion or just getting away for a night you won’t regret this decision."

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