“Where the Mountains meet the sea” is how Camden is often described. With the beautiful Camden Hills overlooking the exquisite harbor it is the prime location to hike some well groomed trails that offer spectacular vistas.
Camden Hills State Park is a half mile outside of Camden and offers over thirty miles of hiking trails to suit any level hiker. The trails are open year round and with each season offer something beautiful to see. Some of the trails are:
The Mount Battie trail is a moderate level hiking trail with a rock scramble at the top. It is about a half hour hike to the top where there is an amazing view of Camden Harbor and the town of Camden.
- Maiden Cliff trail is a moderate level trail that meanders through rocks and trees leading you to an awe inspiring view of Megunticook Lake and Penoboscot Bay in the distance. This trail is particularly beautiful during the fall when the trees are ablaze with color .
- Megunticook Trail is also a moderate level trail that climbs steeply through dense forest. The trail has a couple of stopping off points that offer great views of the bay. Once you reach the summit, which is 1385 feet, you will be happy you put in the effort because the view will not disappoint.