How to Enjoy a Day on Camden Harbor

Waterfront relaxation and recreation make Midcoast Maine a popular vacation destination. Visitors from across the nation join us each year to indulge in all that our area has to offer. Camden Harbor is one of the most popular attractions in the summer months. Enjoy beautiful views of the harbor from a boat, trail peak, or from your seat at a local eatery. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the tranquility that the harbor has to offer!  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, access our exclusive Camden Travel Guide. This resource is filled with innkeeper-selected recommendations on how to experience our area like a local! 

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Top 3 Ways to Explore the Camden Harbor  

1. Embark on a Sightseeing Cruise 

Perhaps the best way to see most of our area is on a sightseeing tour. We recommend Camden Harbor Cruises! This company has several sightseeing options for guests to choose from like lobstering, eco-tours, lighthouses, morning, and sunset tours. Two of our favorite tours are the Sunday Morning Lighthouse Cruise and the Two-Hour Sunset Cruise. Both are excellent bookends to your day! 

The Sunday Morning Lighthouse Cruise is a three-hour experience that takes guests by some of the most popular Camden, Maine, lighthouses. This tour is offered on Sundays from mid-May through October.  

The Two-Hour Sunset Cruise is offered by charter only. Email camdenharborcruises@gmail.com to arrange your tour!  

2. Hike to Panoramic Views 

There are endless hiking opportunities in Camden Hills State Park. The Mount Battie Trail is the most popular hike in the area — and for good reason! This easy 1.1-mile hike offers wonderful views of the Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay at its summit. Not a hiker? Don’t worry. Visit Camden Harbor Park for more incredible waterfront views!  

3. Dine at Waterfront Restaurants 

Relax and enjoy breathtaking views at waterfront restaurants in Camden, Maine! Our favorite restaurants in downtown Camden serve local flavors and equally indulgent views. We recommend Peter Ott’s on the Water for beautiful views of Camden Harbor. It’s a great spot to enjoy fresh-catch seafood during your trip. You won’t be disappointed at any of the Maine lobster offerings!  

Stay Less Than a Mile Away at the Camden Maine Stay Inn 

Latanza Room

Our Camden, Maine, B&B is located less than a mile away from Camden Harbor. Our convenient location near downtown Camden is just the beginning of what makes the Camden Maine Stay Inn a wonderful lodging experience. Our Inn offers sophisticated guest rooms, premium amenities, complimentary gourmet breakfast, and much more.   

Consider a stay in the Latanza Room. This two-room suite features a queen-size bed, sleeper sofa, gas log fireplace, flat-screen television, and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower. Charming highlights include original wide-plank wood floors and peaceful views of the Inn’s park-like garden and Historic High Street homes.  

Check our availability to start planning your trip!