How are you spending Memorial Day this year? Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, which means a few things on the Maine Coast: Lobster shacks reopen, the weather beings to warm, and summer activities begin. There are so many great things to do over Memorial Day weekend on the Maine Coast. Continue reading for ideas on how to spend this holiday weekend in Camden, Maine!
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Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend on the Maine Coast
Editor’s Note: Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Camden’s annual Memorial Day weekend events have been canceled. However, it’s still a great time to visit and enjoy the weather, nature trails, and local cuisine. Read on for more information on how you can make the most of Memorial Day weekend on the Maine Coast this year!
1. Enjoy the Weather
Mid-Coast Maine is a popular summer vacation destination thanks to the area’s mild weather. Toward the end of May, the daily high temperature is 64°F with sunshine! These are the perfect conditions for enjoying an afternoon reading a book in our park-like garden or hiking nearby nature trails. Whether you want to use your long weekend to relax or explore, Mid-Coast Maine is a great destination for either option!
If you prefer to spend your trip exploring, head to Camden Hills State Park for a day of hiking. This Maine state park is best known for the Mount Battie Trail. his 1.1-mile trail boasts some of the best views around! Hikers who reach the summit of Mount Battie can enjoy panoramic views of the town of Camden as well as the Penobscot Bay. At the summit, you’ll understand why our area is known as where “the mountains meet the sea”.
2. Indulge in American Cuisine
No patriotic holiday would be complete without indulging in American cuisine. While other parts of the United States associate American cuisine with burgers and barbeque, we have a different idea of what it means to eat American.
In Mid-Coast Maine, the lobster roll is our favorite American dish! This decadent sandwich originated in Milford, Connecticut, in the early 1900s and has remained a staple in New England’s cuisine. Maine lobster shacks typically open just before Memorial Day, so be sure to try one during your visit!
3. Relax at The Camden Maine Stay Inn
Searching for the perfect place to stay over Memorial Day weekend? Look no further than The Camden Maine Stay Inn! Our bed and breakfast is located in the heart of the seaside village of Camden, ME. Here, you can enjoy charming guest rooms, luxurious amenities, and a great location near the area’s finest attractions.
Our Inn fills up quickly for holiday weekends, so don’t wait to reserve your room for Memorial Day weekend on the Maine Coast!