How to Have the Best Visit to Camden, Maine, in the Spring

The sun peeking out from behind the clouds and budding wildflowers are the first sights of spring in Midcoast Maine. Each year around this time, we delight in welcoming warm weather and an influx of spring travelers. Camden, Maine, in the spring is a great time to explore miles of hiking trails in our area, some of which lead to panoramic views of the Penobscot Bay. Also, around this time, many of the best restaurants serving fresh-catch seafood reopen, so spring travelers can be the first of the year to get a taste of what delicacies Midcoast Maine has to offer.

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Top 3 Ways to Get Outside in Camden, Maine, in the Spring

Below are three of our most treasured hiking trails, state parks, and nature centers. Each of these destinations offers beautiful views of Camden, Maine, in the spring. Relax your muscles and delight your tastebuds after an outdoor adventure with a meal at the best waterfront restaurants in Camden, Maine. Or, cool down with an ice cream cone from a local creamery.

Visit Camden Hills State Park

Camden Hills State Park is home to many miles of hiking trails. Two of the most popular include the Mount Battie Trail and the Megunticook Trail. It’s a great place to hike, but there’s also much more to been seen! Camden Hills State Park is also great for birdwatching, horseback riding, and more. 

Hike the Mount Battie Trail

Mount Battie Trail is one of the most popular hikes within Camden Hills State Park. This 1.1-mile trail is perfect for hikers of all skill levels because it’s short and features 600 feet of elevation gain. From the summit, take in well-earned views of the Penobscot Bay. Along the way, you can enjoy the colorful sights of budding wildflowers and blue skies. 

Explore Merryspring Nature Center

Merryspring Nature Center is filled with various gardens and greenhouses. Guests are welcome to sit on shaded benches and take in views of the gardens, hike, and birdwatch. This nature center also hosts various events that aim to garner education,  appreciation, and awareness for Camden’s native flora and fauna among locals and visitors alike. The gardens are open every day of the week from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. or until sunset.

Stroll Along Our Park-Like Garden at the Camden Maine Stay Inn 

carriage house bed view

Enjoy the natural beauty of Camden, Maine, in the spring from your accommodation at the Camden Maine Stay Inn. Our Camden, Maine, bed and breakfast boasts eight sophisticated guest rooms, luxurious amenities, and a nearly two-acre park-like garden for our guests’ enjoyment. Our garden features the most peaceful sights and sounds of nature just steps away from your guest room!

For a light and airy feel, opt for a stay in the Carriage House. This accommodation features a comfortable bedroom, sitting area, private bathroom, and outdoor patio. This room’s patio and window seats boast direct views of our stunning garden. We can confidently say that the Carriage House is one of our favorite two rooms at the Camden Maine Stay Inn. 

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