Can you keep a secret? Summer and winter are considered the peak seasons for recreational activity in Maine, but the spring season of April through June is known to locals as the secret season. Spring season offers a more relaxed pace when fewer people are in town. It’s the proverbial “calm before the tourist storm”, as school is still in session and nature is just awakening from its winter slumber. This time of year, Camden Maine hotels are not as crowded as they are in the summer, winter, and even autumn months. The Camden Harbour Inn is the perfect place for you and your family to call home base for a few days, while you explore Maine’s secret season.
See How Camden Harbor Blooms
Everything good about Spring is amplified in Maine. As ski mountains wind down for the year, other warm weather restaurants and seasonal businesses begin to open their doors along the coast. While staying in Camden, be sure to take a stroll down to the harbor. Camden Harbor offers plenty of activity in the Spring, as lobster boats are getting fresh coats of paint and Maine’s famed windjammer fleet is getting ready to launch. Jump on board and cruise around the rocky coast and islands, as the crisp spring air rejuvenates your soul. Seek out Curtis Island Lighthouse, located at the entrance of Camden Harbor for a special afternoon.
Enjoy Nature’s Finest
Spring is a great time of year for animal lovers and enthusiasts. It marks the beginning of whale watching season here, as hungry whales arrive in mid-April to feast in local waters. Starting in May, there’s also boat tours along the coast to try and catch a peak of the only Atlantic puffin colonies in the entire country. Don’t forget your binoculars and be on the lookout for bald eagles, as spring is the jackpot season for birdwatchers. Fly Fishing season also begins in the spring so don’t forget your gear, or rent some gear and have a pro teach you one of Maine’s long-lived traditions.
Take a Hike
Many locals and well-seasoned tourists will tell you that spring is the ideal time to visit nearby Acadia National Park for a hike. Starting around Easter, the park’s carriage roads are open, as are the campgrounds. Take in the beauty of the apple orchards, lilacs, and forsythia, as Maine’s incredible season is in full bloom.
Head Over to the Green
Some of Maine’s most picturesque views can be seen from the golf course. After the snow is gone for the season, many of Maine’s ski resorts morph into golf resorts. Bring your clubs and head out to some of the most talked about courses in the country like Sugarloaf, Sunday River or Belgrade Lakes. If you don’t feel like traveling inland to explore the ski turned golf courses, head to nearby Rockport which boasts several championship holes along Penobscot Bay.
Good Food, Good Drinks & Good Times
Maine’s dining scene may center around lobsters and other seafood, but being Spring, be sure to try some fiddleheads. Head down to Portland for the Fiddlehead Foodie Fest in May. Portland also offers some of the finest dining and trendiest restaurants in the state. Catch a concert at Thompson’s Point venue, also home to Bissell Brothers, who craft some of the tastiest beers in the country.
The shoulder season of spring is a great time to be in Camden, and Maine overall. The Camden Harbour Inn is your ideal host for your secret season getaway. What are you waiting for?