What Are the Best Outdoor Activities in Mid-Coast Maine?

When it comes to a vacation, folks visit new places to try different food, listen to live music, or experience the local nightlife. For others, relaxation means getting out into the wild and pushing yourself to summit the highest mountain or ski the steepest slope. All year long, there is an abundance of outdoor activities in Mid-Coast Maine available to all our woodsmen out there! Check out our list below of the best activities for anyone from beginners to experts.

Want to see what else Mid-Coast Maine has to offer? Access to our free Camden Travel Guide to discover our area’s activities, events, and more. When you’re ready for your trip, you’ll get to experience it like a Camden local!


3 of the Best Outdoor Activities in Midcoast Maine


There are tons of parks filled with trails in and around Mid-Coast Maine for you to enjoy! Two of the top spots for hiking are Acadia National Park and Camden Hills State Park. Our favorite trail between these two parks is a moderate, 2.6-mile trail called “Camden Hills” that takes hikers through wildflowers and up to an ocean lookout. Push just 0.4 miles from the lookout and you can reach the peak of Mt. Megunticook, one of the tallest mountains in the area.


The Maine Coast is best known for its involvement in the marine world, from marine biology to the amazing lobster served across the state. You can take part as well by boating in Mid-Coast Maine. Book a unique PenBay Cruise with us if you are an inexperienced sailor. Or you can sign up with Camden Sailing Charters and take an educational course to learn how to sail!


Finally, the activity that draws all attention to this region in the winter, skiing! The Camden Snow Bowl is the only place in the U.S. that offers skiing with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. The Camden Snow Bowl also offers other amazing activities, like a tubing hill and toboggan chute!

Relax at the Camden Maine Stay InnGarden View with chairs

After your long day in nature, come recharge at the Camden Maine Stay Inn! You can relax in the serene garden on the property, and then make yourself at home in one of our many comfortable guest rooms. Each morning of your stay, we’ll provide you with a two-course gourmet breakfast that will prove it’s worth more than just fuel for your next full day of outdoor activities in Mid-Coast Maine.

We are proud to share (and know you’ll be happy to hear) that the Camden Maine Stay Inn has gone green! There are several initiatives in place to ensure that our environmental goals are met. Book now, and rest your head knowing we care about nature just as much as you do!