What’s your favorite season? If you enjoy a crisp breeze and multicolored flora, then you need to visit Camden, Maine, in the fall. Autumn is a great time to visit Midcoast Maine! This season boasts peak conditions for outdoor activities, beautiful fall foliage, and more. It’s also a great time to stay at the Camden Maine Stay Inn, as our garden is vibrant with fall colors and breakfast entrees are laced with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
When you’re ready to plan your trip, be sure to access our complimentary Camden Travel Guide! This online guide highlights the best things to do in the Camden area, as selected by our innkeepers.
Top 4 Places for Leaf Peeping in Camden, Maine, in the Fall
Below are four of our favorite places to visit and view the fall colors in Camden. Peak conditions for fall foliage in Camden, Maine, are during late October. The peak week is between October 21-27! However, you can see beautiful views of Camden all season long.
1. Visit Camden Hills State Park
Fall in Camden, Maine, is one of the best seasons for outdoor recreation. Temperatures usually range between 40° and 50° Fahrenheit, which is perfect for a crisp hike in Camden Hills State Park. This Maine state park showcases the best views of Camden.
The Mount Battie Trail is a great example! This trail is the most popular in Camden Hills State Park thanks to its ease and incredible views. The Mount Battie Trail is a 1.1-mile hike that boasts panoramic views of the Penobscot Bay at its summit. In the fall, you can also view fall colors from the top of Mount Battie.
2. Gaze Out Over the Camden Harbor
Be sure to visit the Camden Harbor for more leaf-peeping fun! Here, you can embark on a sightseeing tour via boat. Camden Harbor Cruises offers many of their sightseeing tours until mid-October, so you can cruise around and see the best fall foliage on every side of town. Be sure to bring a jacket, though, the wind on these cruises can leave you with a chill!
3. Ride the Lift at the Camden Snow Bowl
The Camden Snow Bowl is our area’s premier winter attraction. This recreation area offers ski lessons and runs across Ragged Mountain. However, be sure to take a ride on one of their lifts in the fall! From the lift, you can enjoy aerial views of the tops of trees, which seem to paint the ground below in warm-colored hues. There are also fantastic hiking trails at the Camden Snow Bowl, so you have options on how to view the fall colors in Camden.
4. Walk the Garden at the Camden Maine Stay Inn
Continue your leaf–peeping excursion back at the Camden Maine Stay Inn. We’re just a short drive from the above attractions, so it’s easy to explore the best of Camden in the fall with our Inn as your homestead. Our Inn also has a park-like garden, which boasts beautiful fall colors. Watch as the towering maple, hickory, elm, and other deciduous trees in the garden turn breath-taking shades of red, orange, and yellow. Once the sun sets over the garden, retreat to your guest room.
Consider a stay in the Common Ground Room. This spacious room features a queen-size bed, fully stocked bookshelves, and a sitting area. This room also has a private bathroom with a soaking tub and a shower. Guests can also enjoy access to an outdoor sitting area, where you can enjoy a morning cup of coffee with views of the Inn’s garden.
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