Visit Maine and explore our historic lighthouses! Approx. 30-40 minutes drive time from our Inn is Owls Head Light State Park. The Park offers walking paths, scenic views as well as ample beachcombing. Grab a bite to eat at the Owls Head General Store and enjoy the park!
May 22, 2012 by Kristin Palmer
March 14, 2012 by Kristin Palmer
A scenic 10 minute drive from our Inn, Bald Mountain Preserve is our favorite area hike. At 1280 feet, the mountain is the 5th highest peak on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Allow approx. 2 hours round trip for a leisurely hike.
After a short walk through the forest you will catch your first glimpse of mountain views and farmlands. For the most part, the remainder of the hike will traverse the rock bound mountain. Follow the blue blazes to the summit where you will find a large cairn in addition to a sign in the foreground with detailed information about the mountains topography.
September 3, 2010 by Kristin Palmer
Windjammer Festival: Important
Schedule Changes/Hurricane Earl
Here is our original post on August 9, 2010 for the upcoming Camden Maine Windjammer Festival event, however the scheduled has been changed due to Hurricane Earl. Our local chamber has posted the following important information regarding the event:
Following consultations with public safety officials and based on the best weather information available the evening of Wednesday, September 1, the Camden Windjammer Festival committee organizers are delaying the start of the festival unti 4pm on Saturday, This means that the Festival is cancelling all of Friday’s and most of Saturday’s events.
This is due to both the prospect of heavy rain and strong winds from Hurricane Earl Friday night into Saturday early afternoon and because as a responsible community we do not want to start an event that brings large crowds to town at a time when Emergency Management Agencies are likely to be counseling caution and limited travel.
The festival will begin officially at 4pm on Saturday with an official announcement over the PA. Saturday’s events will consist of:
7:30pm outdoor movie, Library Amphitheatre (wind permitting)
7:30pm (doors open) Paranoid Social Club and guests, Camden Opera House
On Sunday, we are adding the pancake breakfast (7-10am) and the Chowder Challenge (11:30am-2pm)- both contingent on availability of both volunteers and product from the Rotary Clubs. We are also moving the fireworks to 9pm on Sunday evening, contingent on an ok from the Coast Guard and Central Maine Pyrotechnics (the fireworks company).
All other Sunday events will proceed as scheduled, unless changing weather conditions require further changes.
Full Revised Schedule: Available online atwww.camdenwindjammerfestival.com/events
August 9, 2010 by Kristin Palmer
Camden Windjammer Festival is packed with events and fireworks and is scheduled for Friday September 3rd through Sunday September 5th 2010. Well over a dozen historic windjammers, sleek day sailing yachts, and motor fishing boats will enter Camden Harbor Friday afternoon for the Labor Day weekend gala. For years Camden Harbor has been the home port of this event each Labor Day weekend and it attracts old salts, historians, boat builders, woodworkers, and sailing enthusiasts from around the globe.
The windjammer event provides a unique opportunity to board and take a walking tour of each of these beautifully and impeccably restored historic sailing ships.
Nathaniel Bowditch is an 82′ schooner that was built in 1922.
Speak one on one with schooner ship Captains and their crews who are eager to share their ship’s history, tales of the sea, in addition to their own sailing adventures.
Camden Harbor with Mount Battie rising above the harbor.
Climb aboard and take a 2 hour sail out of picturesque Camden Harbor Maine. You will sail past spectacular islands and lighthouses and view seals, eagles, porpoises and may even see a lobster fishermen hauling traps.
July 9, 2010 by Kristin Palmer
Hiking Up To The Cross
The trail to the summit is only 1 mile and affords scenic views of Megunticook Lake, the interior and coastal mountains with distant views of Penobscot Bay.
Access to this trailhead can be found off route 52 in Camden, however you may take longer hikes through various trails within the Camden Hills State Park trail system to reach Maiden Cliff.
The trail is not difficult yet steadily climbs upward through the woods over rocks and tree roots.
Along the way you will cross over a wooden footbridge. This time off year it is relatively dry however in the spring there is usually a steady flow of water rushing under the bridge.
Plenty of exposed tree roots along this part of trail.
Halfway along this trail one of the other trails intersects. We stay on course to the cliff.
At the summit gazing at interior mountains and pristine Meguntiook Lake.
Distant views of Penobscot Bay and Islands to the south. The cross was erected some years after Elenora French fell off the cliff and died in 1864.
Incredible opportunity to see Osprey, Eagles and Turkey Vultures soaring just above, below, and at eye level.
Cedarholm Garden Bay Inn is on the oceanside and just 1 mile from the incredibly beautiful Camden Hills State Park. To download a trail map click here.
June 24, 2010 by Kristin Palmer
Camden Harbor is quaint and unquestionably picturesque and with the dramatic backdrop of Mount Battie it is certainly an eye catcher.
Impeccably restored old schooners fill the harbor and offer day trips or overnight cruises.