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Planning The Perfect Weekend Getaway in Camden

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It is no surprise that Camden is one of Maine’s most popular destinations for New Englanders. Camden’s unique geographic landscape makes it a gorgeous destination for travelers and it’s quaint, small town feel makes it the perfect location for a weekend getaway.


To Stay:

Whitehall - Explore Camden with Whitehall as your home base. This location is a quaint inn with modern amenities and design elements. Each room has vibrant pops of color mixed with traditional decor true to New England. This Mid Coast location has a gorgeous front porch and large back patio complete with firepits, comfortable seating and lighting to set the mood. 

Whitehall is owned and operated by Lark Hotels. Be sure to browse their other locations across New England. We highly recommend Blind Tiger in the heart of Portland’s West End, and Field Guide if you find yourself planning a ski trip to Stowe, Vermont. 


Inn at Ocean’s Edge - This romantic location is perfect for a relaxing weekend away. This Mid Coast Boutique Hotel is just a ten minute drive from downtown Camden and sits right on the Penobscot Bay. Perhaps the most notable amenity at this stunning hotel is their infinity pool, jacuzzi and sauna, perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a long day exploring Camden and its surrounding areas. If you are looking to take relaxation a bit further, be sure to schedule a massage with their pool house spa.


Camden Harbor Inn - The Camden Harbor Inn has been in operation since the 1800’s, making it Camden’s oldest operating inn located in the heart of downtown. From their suites, harbor view rooms, and villas, there is a little something for everyone. The culinary focus of this location is a draw for many visitors and hotel guests. It is home to Natalie’s, an AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Additionally, guests are welcome to a complementary a la carte champagne breakfast with handmade treats freshly baked by their staff pastry chef. This is a location sure to please those looking for an immersive culinary experience.

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To Eat & Drink:

Fresh & Co - This family-run business features a rotating menu, focused on fresh ingredients and local flavor. You can find fresh salads, mussels, seafood, and rich desserts that will leave you nothing short of satisfied. Fresh & Co is the perfect location for enjoying a quality cocktail prepared by their talented team of bartenders. Their focus on global-inspired foods and farm to table ingredients makes this restaurant one of the most notable in the Mid Coast.


40 Paper - 40 Paper is an Italian bistro located in the historic Knox Woolen Mill in downtown Camden. From small plates featuring fresh, local seafood, to traditional Italian large plates with a focus on farm to table ingredients, 40 Paper is an excellent choice for enjoying drinks and dinner while in Camden.


Natalie's Restaurant - Relais and Chateaux - Located in The Camden Harbor Inn, this restaurant offers picturesque views of Camden Harbor, as well as farm to table entrees that are sure to impress. Natalie’s holds many awards and has prepared dinner at the James Beard House in New York City on multiple occasions. Do not miss the opportunity to experience a romantic meal while visiting Camden, Maine.



To Do:

Sunset Schooner Sail - If you are looking for a true New England experience, be sure to book a sail on a schooner. Schooner Olad and The Owl offer some of the best sailing in the Penobscot Bay. Book a two hour group sail, or reserve a private sunset tour for a more intimate experience.



Sunrise at Mount Battie - Whether you choose to hike or drive to the top of Mt. Battie, visiting Camden Hills State Park at sunrise is certainly worth the visit. Enjoy views of Camden from above along with views of the Downeast Acadia region in the distance.


Explore Lake Megunticook - Just inland of Camden sits Lake Megunticook, a stunning freshwater lake perfect for swimming, paddling, and hiking the surrounding cliffs. Visit Barett’s Cove for a quick dip in waters much warmer than The Atlantic Ocean, or hike Maiden’s Cliff for gorgeous views of both the lake and the ocean.


*Photo by The Confidant Collective

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