Camden & Camden Harbor
The quintessential coastal Maine village, Camden is full of boutiques, galleries, historic homes, & waterfront activities.
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Camden Hills State Park
A 5,700 acre park with hiking trails, oceanside picnic area and a 800 foot summit with sweeping views of Penobscot Bay.
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For amazing views visit Maiden's Cliff—a giant rock outcropping that rises 800 feet from Megunticook Lake.
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Camden boasts a sizable fleet of boat tours which offer an array of cruising options of scenic Penobscot Bay.
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Owls Head Transportation Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum
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The Owls Head Transportation Museum houses a unique collection of antique automobiles, airplanes, bicycles and engines. What makes the museum different from similar museums is that all of the vehicles still operate.
With over 150 working exhibits, the museum's exhibition hall covers the evolution of transportation over nearly two centuries. Highlights are a World War I bi-plane, a 1935 Stout Scarab (called the world's first minivan), and the 1963 prototype of the Ford Mustang.
Top Camden Maine Sightseeing Attractions - our list of the most popular sightseeing attractions in the Camden area
“So many places to see.” You will have this constant thought running through your head while visiting this part of the Maine coast. The Camden Maine area is home to some of the most amazing natural scenery, beautiful ocean vistas, and unique attractions that you can find in the state of Maine. The town’s special location between beautiful hills and the clear blue waters of Penobscot Bay offer many interesting sightseeing marvels that will make your visit truly memorable.
Because there are a myriad of things to do and see in Camden, we have compiled a list of the most popular sightseeing attractions in the area. These are our favorites so we have written about each of these popular Camden Maine sightseeing attractions from a more personal perspective. Of course, there are many more attractions and activities than those listed here and you can read about them on our Things to Do page. If you are planning a vacation trip to Camden Maine, then hopefully our insights about these top local area attractions will give you some additional details about the area.
Our List of Top Camden Maine Attractions
|Camden & Camden Harbor
A stylish Maine seaside village community situated at the foot of Camden Hills containing a windjammer fleet, historic Victorian inns, unique boutiques, galleries, shops, creative fine dining, local cultural activities, and a picturesque harbor that no Hollywood movie set could ever match.
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|Camden Hills State Park
A 5,700 acre state park with 30 miles of hiking trails, an oceanside picnic area, a family campground, a winding auto road up to the 800 foot summit of Mount Battie with sweeping views of Penobscot Bay, and Mount Megunticook - one of the highest points on the Atlantic seaboard.
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|Maiden's Cliff - Camden Hills State Park
Maiden's Cliff offers just one of many spectacular views in Camden Hills State Park. Maiden’s Cliff is a rock outcropping formation that juts out 800 feet above Megunticook Lake and overlooks Ragged Mountain to the west and remains one of the most popular hiking trails in Camden Hills State Park.
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"Where the Mountains Meet the Sea" is how this part of the Maine coast is billed. Camden sits on Penobscot Bay, considered by many as one of the top cruising bays in the world. Penobscot Bay offers some of Maine's most beautiful coastal scenery - spectacular offshore islands and high hills rising above the blue bay. A variety of boat cruises on Penobscot Bay leave from Camden Harbor each day.
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|Rockland Breakwater - Rockland, ME
A man-made granite breakwater that juts out nearly a mile from the Rockland Harbor shoreline. It was built to protect the harbor. The Rockland Breakwater offers a small sandy beach, panoramic ocean views and nearly a mile long walk to the Rockland Breawater Light at the end of the pier.
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|Rockland & Rockland Harbor
A classic working harbor town home to Maine's largest windjammer fleet, ferries to the islands of Vinalhaven, North Haven and Matinicus, historic bed and breakfast inns, unique boutiques, galleries and craft shops, fine dining, and the Farnsworth Art Museum - one of New England's most respected art galleries.
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|Rockport & Rockport Harbor
A quaint harbor village, home to the Rockport Opera House, windjammers, a small marine park, and one of Maine's best art galleries - the Maine Center for Comtemporary Art. Rockport is also known for "Andre the seal", the legendary harbor seal who lived and performed here during the 1970s and early 1980s. You can see his statute at the Rockport Marine Park.
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|Fort Knox Historic Site - Prospect ME
While technically not a local area attraction, Fort Knox is less than an hour's drive from Camden. Fort Knox is Maine's most visited historic site. It features amazing architecture and unparalleled master craftsmanship. It stands alone as the New England area's most impressive unmodified example of military architecture of that particular period and is well worth the visit especially if you have kids.
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|Penobscot Narrows Observatory - Prospect ME
Located right next to the Fort Knox State Historic Site, the Penobscot Narrows Observatory offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Midcoast region of Maine. The top of the tower is 42 stories above the Penobscot Narrows Bridge which makes this observatory the tallest public bridge observatory in the world at 420 feet high.
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|Farnsworth Art Museum - Rockland ME
The Farnsworth Art Museum located in Rockland Maine is nationally known for its large collection of Wyeth family paintings in the new Wyeth Center. The museum highlights works of art from American artists primarily from the late 18th to 20th century in its 20,000 square feet of exhibition space.
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|Owls Head Transportation Museum - Owls Head, ME
The Owls Head Transportation Museum located in Owls Head is home to an operating collection of antique aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages, motorcycles and engines. The museum hosts a variety of special events that include vintage car rallies, antique airplane shows and free Model T rides.
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|Owls Head Light - Owls Head, ME
Built in 1826, Owls Head Light is located in Western Penobscot Bay, at the southern side of the entrance to Rockland Harbor. The lighthouse is a surprisingly short 30-foot cylindrical tower constructed of granite and brick. It is a white tower with a black lantern. Despite the tower’s height, the light shines 100 feet above sea level, thanks to a well-placed hill.
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|Maine Lighthouse Museum - Rockland, ME
The Maine Lighthouse Museum contains the largest collection of rare and priceless fresnel lenses, lighthouse artifacts, buoys, working lights, sound signals, bells, ship models, Coast Guard search and rescue gear and lifesaving memorabilia in the country.
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|Barrett's Cove - Camden, ME
This hidden cove on Megunticook Lake in Camden is relatively quiet, small, and picturesque. The beach has a designated roped off swimming area and there is a diving float anchored a few hundred feet from the shore. There is also a large shallow swimming area for smaller children which allows them to play safely in the water.
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