Seeing Midcoast Maine

Our staff will be happy to help you decide on the area activities and day trips that will suit you best. Some suggested day trips and activities are included here and new itineraries are being developed on an ongoing basis.

Light up your day – Take the walk along the breakwater to the harbor light. The breakwater extends one mile into the harbor and affords a view of the area normally only possible by boat. Then drive south to Owls Head and stop at Owls Head Light and park; this is wonderful spot to picnic, wade in the ocean, sit on the rocks, or search under the seaweed for crabs and starfish. Then continue on to Port Clyde Village, visit Marshall Point Light and make a stop at the Port Clyde General Store before heading. Directions and maps are available.

A Walk in the Park – While you can drive to the top of Mount Battie and enjoy the vista, there are many wonderful hiking trails across the ridges of the Camden Hills from Megunticook Lake to Bald Rock in Lincolnville. These are easy hikes, but good exercise and provide views of the area from several vantage points; trails can be reached from several parking lots, or you can drive from the hotel into Camden and right on up. Pack a lunch and have a wonderful day. Maps are available.

Ferry cross the Bay – Just across the street or a short drive will take you to state run ferries to off shore islands to visit Vinalhaven, or North Haven. Drive your car, take a bicycle, or just walk after reaching those distant shores. Each island has its own personality and possibilities for you.

It doesn’t get any better – After a 15 minute drive to Port Clyde Village, board one of Captain Barstow’s vessels and cruise to Monhegan Island. Boat schedules allow ample time to walk around the island, visit the several small shops and museum, and enjoy the day before returning in the afternoon. The trip to the island is just gorgeous; on the way, you pass between many small islands on your way to the edge of the open ocean. Reservations are recommended; the desk will be happy to help.