The Best Things to Do in Maine: Summer 2016 Edition


Best Things To Do In Maine - Sailing If you’re wondering when to visit Maine, July and August are some of our favorite months here at the Camden Harbour Inn. Summer is already in full swing and all of our favorite things about the season are evident. No matter what your summer vacation itinerary entails, you’ll find that coastal Maine is the perfect place to enjoy some time away from the day-to-day. Whether you want to relax on the beaches or pack in the activities while you’re in Camden, we have come up with some of the best things to do in Maine, to help you start planning your ultimate summer getaway.

Set Sail on the Atlantic’s Glimmering Waters
Enjoy Camden and Penobscot Bay the best way, by sailing along the rocky coast of Maine. Explore the bay, with its rocky shoreline, famous lighthouses, seals, bald eagles, islands, lobster boats and hidden mansions. A variety of schooners leaves Camden harbor daily, between Memorial Day and mid-October for a two-hour sail. At the Camden Harbour Inn, we offer a Relais & Châteaux Sun Set Cruise which includes watching a colorful sunset while enjoying a glass of bubbles and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Natalie’s award-winning chefs.

Hit the Trails!
In Maine, there are countless state parks and lush areas of conservation land that can be explored. Whether you visit Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor or prefer a shorter hike like Mt. Battie at Camden Hills State Park, there are endless options for all fitness levels. No matter what you choose, the view from the top will not be disappointing.

Take A Cooking Class
That’s right. No culinary vacation is complete without a cooking class, and on the Maine Coast there is no better place to learn than at the illustrious Salt Water Farm. During your stay at Camden Harbour Inn, why not take a quick trip to neighboring Rockport and learn to create a stunning meal inspired by Maine’s beauty and abundant bounty. At Salt Water Farm, chef instructors honor traditional cooking methods and emphasize the importance of preparing food using freshly harvested seasonal Maine ingredients.

Indulge in Maine’s Most Famous Crustacean, the Lobster
When you’re planning your summer trip to Maine, be sure to take advantage of all the fresh seafood that comes off the boats, especially Maine lobster. To truly enjoy this state treasure in its purest form, our award-winning in-house restaurant Natalie’s serves Maine hard-shell lobster prepared four ways. Our favorite preparation is Chef Long’s elegant interpretation of Maine’s famous lobster roll.

Relax at Luxurious Bed and Breakfast
While a cozy bed and breakfasts are New England are a staple, the Camden Harbour Inn elevates the ideal of hospitality creating a vacation to remember. This hidden gem is Maine’s most refined luxury boutique hotel, combining unmatched elegance and history with timeless charm and the comforts of home. Forget about the day-to-day while sitting on the front porch with a crafted cocktail from the bar, look out over the Penobscot Bay and take pleasure in Maine’s summer experience. For more information about Camden Harbour Inn, or to make your reservation, contact us today.

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