Best Ways to Enjoy Fall in Camden Maine
Calling all Leaf Peepers! Crisp Air and Fall Foliage. #sweaterweather!
From Leaf Peeping to Corn Mazes, to Sunset Sails, Camden Maine has all things Autumn!
Camden Hills State Park is located right in Camden Maine. Acadia National Park is just under 2 hours from Camden. 2 wonderful places to soak in the colors of fall. Enjoy Camden Maine in Fall.
The leaves are changing, and the air is crisp. Our little seaside village is ideal for autumn and those that love leaf peeping. With a State Park, a nearby island and a world famous harbor, Camden Maine is the ideal place to enjoy sweater weather and fall. From apple picking, to corn mazes, to sunset sails, leaf peeping and miles of hiking trails, Camden Maine has something for everyone. Want to just sit by the real wood fireplace and enjoy s’mores? We have that also in the Hotel courtyard every evening. Please enjoy our list of the best ways to enjoy Camden Maine in the Fall.
1. Leaf Peeping.
Miles of trails and fantastic views. Whether you walk or drive, you can be immersed in fall foliage. Camden Hills State Park has 20 trails ranging from expert to beginner. Some with ocean views and others with lake views. Our favorite in fall is the Maiden’s Cliff trail. At the top, there is a view of the islands in Lake Megunticook. The trees on those islands always give a spectacular show of color at the end of September through October.
Want to take a scenic leaf peeping drive? Many love to take the loop around Camden Hills State Park. Start on Rt 52, turn right on Youngtown Road, then back down Beach Road (Rt 173) to Rt 1. Cellardoor Winery is on Youngtown Road, if open, stop in and enjoy a glass of wine. On your way back to town, drive up the Camden Hills Auto Road and enjoy the ocean views from Mt. Battie.
The Camden Snow Bowl is having Fall Foliage Chair Lift Rides!
During the month of October, the Camden Snow Bowl offers triple chairlift rides up Ragged Mountain. Ride the chairlift or take a walk back down.
Operating from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the chairlift will be running on Sundays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, as well as Saturdays Oct. 10 and 17.
Masks are required, and lunch, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5 seniors and children; and only available day-of, on-site.
Last chair loads at 2 p.m.
2. Corn Maze.
Not far from downtown Camden Maine is Beth’s Farm Market. Take a scenic drive up to Warren Maine. While there, enjoy the farmers market, the jerk chicken stand, and the corn maze. Everything autumn can be found at Beth’s Farm Market. There is one reminder that you are near the sea still, is that you can get fresh oysters! Truly a unique place
3. Sunset Sails.
Camden Maine in Fall is a wonderful time for Sunset Sails and leaf peeping. See the foliage from the sea. The boats are still going out until the middle of October. Seeing the colors from aboard a historic wooden boat is a true Maine experience. Check the Boats schedule here: Sailing in Camden Maine.
4. Apple Picking.
Take a short scenic drive inland to Hope to enjoy 2 fun apple orchards. Hardy’s Farm Orchard and Hope Orchards. Bring your own bags and choose from the different varieties of apples: Cortland, McIntosh, Macoun, Spartan, Spencer, Northern Spy, and Honey Crisp.
5. Candy, Candy, Candy.
Need to get your fix of Halloween Candy? Stop in at Uncle Willey’s Candy Shop. This fun family favorite is decked out for Halloween and has homemade treats to childhood favorites. If your searching for a unique twist on treats, Uncle Willey’s is a place for you.
6. Equinox Rock Climbing Tours.
Want to get up close with the mountains that meet the sea? Equinox Climbing Service have been popular with guests all summer long. Now that it is fall, the views are more stunning from up above. Equinox Guiding Service is comprised of experienced, passionate rock climbers who are professionally trained guides. At EGS we offer professional rock climbing instruction and guiding to climbers of all ability levels. In addition to their climbing services, Equinox Rock Climbing Tours offers ice climbing, rock climbing and team building events in Camden Hills State Park and Acadia National Park.
7. Head North to Acadia National Park.
Fall is one of the best times to visit Acadia National Park. The crisp air, miles of hiking groomed hiking trails and stunning views. The weather is perfect for spending hours on the trails. The park is open all year long. Fall foliage generally peaks between the first and 3rd weeks of October, but the dates vary from year to year. (Check out www.mainefoliage.com for current conditions.) In October the park is mostly locals and some hardy tourists. It is a fantastic time to see the park.
Best Place to stay in MidCoast Maine during Leaf Peeper Season – The Camden Riverhouse Hotel.
The Camden Riverhouse Hotel has lodging options for everyone. The hotel has handicap accessible and dog friendly rooms. It is a fantastic place to stay in Camden Maine in Fall. Want some extra privacy, try their suites, apartment or cottage located right on the campus of the hotel. Need to stay a little longer and want a full kitchen and living room, right in the downtown walking distance to everything? Try the Camden Riverhouse Extended Stay Inn. Give us a call to find out what accommodations are right for you. We hope to see you this season!
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