5 Incredible Camden, Maine, Hikes

Midcoast Maine is the perfect destination for outdoor adventure. From skiing in the winter to hiking in the warmer months, there’s always a way to get outdoors and unplug from the stresses of everyday life. We believe there’s no better way to take in views of this area’s natural beauty than with Camden, Maine, hiking trails! Mingle with Camden’s native flora and fauna as you traverse these trails to panoramic views of Penobscot Bay, downtown Camden, and more!  

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Top 5 Camden, Maine, Hiking Trails

1. Mount Battie Trail

Mount Battie Trail is easily the most popular trail in our area. Located in Camden Hills State Park, this attraction takes hikers along a 1.1-mile adventure to its summit. Don’t be fooled, though, just because it’s short doesn’t mean it’s easy! Mount Battie Trail features more than 600 feet of elevation gain. At the summit, you can look out on stunning views of downtown Camden and Penobscot Bay. 

2. Maiden Cliff Trail

Maiden Cliff Trail Network is in Camden Hills and boasts 1.8 miles of moderate to advanced difficulty trails. The topography of the trails is rugged, composed mostly of dirt and rock. The first and main route in this network is the Maiden Cliff Trail, which leads hikers one mile to a plateau. From there, you can continue to the Scenic Trail, which makes up the latter portion of the network. At the top, hikers can delight in spectacular views of Megunticook Lake.  

3. Beauchamp Point

Beauchamp Point is one of our favorite hiking trails. Located in Rockport, it’s just about a five-minute drive from the Inn and is a spot that’s usually only known to locals. Here, you can follow a wooded dirt road that leads you by Vesper Hill Chapel (an outdoor small chapel overlooking the ocean) and by rock ledges with gorgeous views of Rockport Harbor. It’s also a beautiful place for a picnic lunch. 

4. Cameron Mountain Trail

Cameron Mountain Trail is another one of our favorite Camden, Maine, hiking trails. This trail totals about five miles round-trip. At the summit, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of this area’s stunning topography. From there, you can turn around and head back the same way you came or follow west and loop around via Sky Blue Trail.  

5. Merryspring Nature Center

Merryspring Nature Center is a 66-acre nature park in Camden that offers various gardens and trails for visitors to explore. The main trail loop takes about 30-40 minutes to complete and winds around the perimeter of the park. Other paths wind around the different theme gardens, a meadow and an arboretum. With so much diverse flora and fauna, it’s truly a delight for all who enjoy nature!  

Stay at the Camden Maine Stay Inntwo lounging chairs in the Camden Maine Stay Inn property

Rest your muscles at the Camden Maine Stay Inn after a day of exploring Camden, Maine, hiking trails. Our bed and breakfast in Camden feature sophisticated, comfortable guest rooms, first-class amenities, and common rooms to mingle with other guests. There’s also a nearly two-acre park-like garden on-site, which allows guests to continue to delight in nature views long after their hike is over.  

Consider a stay in the Tierney Room during your trip to Camden, Maine. This guest room can accommodate two persons and features a king-size sleigh bed, a private bathroom with a large soaking tub and a shower, original wide-plank hardwood flooring, and views of historic High Street and deciduous trees across the Inn’s driveway.  

Check our availability to start planning your trip to Camden. We can’t wait to welcome you! 

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