Mount Battie’s Turret-Coastal Scenery Views of Camden Maine’s Harbor And Surrounding Mountains.
Hiking remains a favorite activity for us and due of the nature of our business time can allow for us off season to take advantage of the abundance of natural beauty in Maine. However, it just so happens that just 1 minute south of Cedarholm Garden Bay Inn is the Mid-Coast jewel Camden Hills State Park. If we can get away for 1 hour in season this is one of the places we go. Route 1 divides the park, there is the ocean side that provides some easy tree lined walking paths with limited access to the rocky shore and then there is the summit on the opposite side (our choice). You may drive or do what we do and walk to the top via the auto road (1.5 mi). There are 19 trails to hike in this incredibly beautiful park, a topic worthy devoting time to at a later date. The summit at Mount Battie offers 360 views of the mountains, islands and rocky coastline. Some of the sites, just to name a few, are Blue Hill, Isle Au Haut, the mountains of Acadia National Park and Monhegan Island. You can easily spend the day investigating all the rock formations, flora, birding, hiking and of course gazing at the gorgeous scenery. Speaking of which once you reach the summit one could never tire of the view, sunrises and sunsets are a must see, and for some the latter made even sweeter with wine and cheese.
Mountains of Acadia National Park in the background.
Looking out from Mount Battie’s Turret at Camden Harbor and islands.
There are also 360 degree views of numerous surrounding mountains such as Mt. Megunticook and Ragged Mountain.
A view of Camden Harbor from the top of the turret on Mount Battie.