Have the Best Time on Your Road Trip From Portland, ME, to Camden, ME

It’s time to treat yourself to a getaway. While occasionally it’s nice to get away to somewhere far from home, some of the best destinations lie near you. If you reside in the Portland, Maine, area, then Camden, Maine, is the perfect place to take a road trip! Camden is less than an hour and a half from Portland and is chock-full of amazing things to experience. Before you get here, get the most out of your Portland, ME, to Camden, ME, road trip! We’ve compiled the best way to plan, what route to take, and more below. Discover all Camden has to offer with our complimentary Travel Guide. This guide is brimming is carefully-chosen recommendations from our innkeepers so that you can plan your Camden, ME, getaway with ease. 

Your Guide to Camden

How to Spend Your Portland, ME, to Camden, ME, Road Trip

Planning Your Trip

Whether you’re planning on taking your Portland, ME, to Camden, ME, road trip this weekend or sometime in the future, it’s never too early to start planning. Request our specially-curated Travel Guide to experience Camden, ME, like a local. This guide is full of our innkeepers’ recommendations on how you can have the best Camden getaway. Our guide is easy to navigate by category and even gives you ratings, directions, and more. There’s no better way to ensure an authentic Camden experience. 

The Route

Camden is situated only 80 miles northeast of Portland. The drive is typically just over an hour and a half long without stops. However, you’ll definitely want to slow down to take in the views! Dream of all that awaits in Camden as you cruise up the interstate and along the coast. 

Stops Along the Way 

Due to the short distance between Portland and Camden, don’t worry about waking up early! Treat yourself to a good, long night’s sleep and embark on your road trip feeling well rested. However, your morning wouldn’t be complete without a smooth cup of coffee. Be sure to stop by Tandem Coffee and Bakery for a piping hot cup and a sweet treat to-go!

Make sure you save room for lunch! Damariscotta, ME, is a little more than halfway to Camden and is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. It’s also the oyster capital of New England! Stop by Larson’s Lunch Box for seafood, burgers, and other traditional lunch provisions. They know travelers and even proclaim Larson’s as a “ Midcoast Maine roadside favorite since 1962.” Plan your road trip from Portland to Camden for summer 2019 and be one of the first to dine here and experience all of the new renovations. Larson’s is reopening June 2019, with the specific date to be determined. 

What to Do When You Arrive 

You’ll only have 40 minutes left of your commute after stopping for lunch in Damariscotta. Use that time to listen to one last episode of your favorite podcast. That’s if you can stop reflecting on the delicious lunch you just ate! 

Once you arrive on our property, you’ll see expansive natural beauty, classic New England architecture, and feel a romantic aura. After you receive a tour from our innkeepers and check into your guest room, feel free to wander around our inn and explore the property. 

Inside the house, you’ll see personalized touches around every corner. The bookcases are stocked full of books that were chosen by our innkeeper as good reads and the walls are adorned with our innkeepers’ very own art collection! At Camden Maine Stay Inn, we want you to feel at home. That’s why we only display books, decor, and more, that we would put in our own house. 

Then, feel free to explore our beautifully-manicured outdoors. Our property is home to a park-like garden that comprised of granite and moss-covered trails, streams, and benches for sitting to gaze in awe at your relaxing surroundings.  

Cozy Up at Camden Maine Stay Inn 

Topper Room

Start checking items off of your itinerary after you’ve explored our property. Whether you decide to go kayaking or browse an art gallery, retreat to our inn for optimal relaxation. Take a nightly stroll on our trail as you reflect on the first day of your Portland, ME, to Camden, ME, road trip. 

Camden Maine Stay Inn has eight guest rooms for you to choose from. Two of these rooms are suites and accommodate up to three people. Consider staying in our Topper Room. This room sleeps two in a queen-size bed, has a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, and is decorated with French-inspired touches. You can also enjoy this room’s partial views of the garden! 

Browse all of our unique accommodations and book your road trip to Camden, ME, today!