THINGS TO DO IN MAINE

Camden Hills State Park


Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.          Open: Daily
Hours: [M-F 8am-5pm]
 Open: Daily
Cost: [$$$]
Group Size: [15-20]

About the state park

Providing you with easy access to Mount Baddie and Mount Megunticook, Camden Hills State Park is a recreational area for those who love the outdoors. The park first came into existence in the 1930s, and visitors have loved coming here ever since. Get a gorgeous overlook of Maine via the various trails that the park has. The trails have different difficulties, so any hiker of any skill level can travel here and get a nice view.

The park is an ideal place to go if you're looking for a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. While there is a small fee to get in, it's worth it if you want to explore Maine's nature first-hand. 

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Activities

Hiking

Get up close and personal with nature on the many trails in Camden Hills State Park. Some of the best trails you can hike are:
  • Adams Lookout Trail - .3 miles, easy
  • Carriage Trail - 1.9 miles, moderate
  • Frohock Mtn. Trail - 1.9 miles, moderate
  • Megunticook Trail - 1 mile, moderate
  • Mount Battie Trail - .5 miles, moderate
  • Slope Trail - 1.5 miles, moderate
  • Zeke's Trail - 1.3 miles, moderate

Picnicking

Looking for a relaxing place to eat lunch? Visit Camden Hills State Park and reserve the Group Picnic Shelter for you and your family to have a private lunch. You can also host a family reunion here. 

Photography

The beautiful views at Mt. Battie are a great place for you and your family to take family photos. Or you can have a nice backdrop for professional photos here.

Activities Cont.

Cross-country skiing

Enjoy the winter snow at Camden Hills State Park by going cross-country skiing. Make sure to bring a warm coat and pair of gloves, so the activity is more enjoyable. 

Boating

Hop on a boat and take a tour of Penobscot Bay at this state park. Or you can bring your own sailing boat, kayak or canoe to enjoy the cool waters. If you have a fishing license, you can catch striped bass, bluefish, sharks and tuna. Not much of a boating person? You can also sun tan or play on the shore with your kids.

Bicycling

Take a journey around Mid-Coast Maine on a bicycle. You'll love the wind in your hair and the smells of surrounding nature when you ride your bike through Camden Hills State Park.

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Worth the effort

We enjoyed the hike to the overlook. It takes roughly an hour to reach the Ocean Lookout from the second parking lot after the entrance. It is worth the effort. The terrain gets steaper near the submit, but it's manageable.

  • If you have hiking sticks, you may want to bring them for the descent.
  • A very clean toilet that is disinfected twice daily is located near the parking lot.
  • After the hike, you can drive to Mount Battle Overlook for more beautiful vistas.
  • Expect 4-5 hours for the visit to the park. The entrance fee is reasonable.


-Dr. Gregory F. Maassen, Google Reviews

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The top is fabulous

The view from the top is fabulous--of the city Camden, the harbor, and the surrounding islands, lighthouses and mountains. Even though it was a little foggy, we could still see a long way. The maps identifying the islands, mountains and lighthouses were helpful in recognizing what we were viewing. This is a great location for photography and painters. We saw a couple of individuals with their equipment.
I strongly recommend visiting this Maine state park.

-Arlie Peck, Google Reviews

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Majestic View

There are hiking trails of various degrees of steepness/difficulty, and some are characterized by dramatic boulders. Our kids (even our teens) found the hike interesting and worth the effort. We loved the view of Camden and Penobscot Bay from Mount Battie.

-119TAM, TripAdvisor

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