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Great Places to Take Pictures

Camden Maine has beautiful backdrops and unique features that will make your pictures stand out. 

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea

 Seven Great Places to Instagram in Camden Maine

The world class harbor, the quaint downtown and the natural beauty of Camden Hills State Park, make Camden an ideal place to vacation. Some choose Camden as their destination, and some choose to make it a stop over on their way to Acadia National Park or other fun destinations in Maine. Either way, both type of visitor knows there is something special about Camden Maine. The scenery and the Camden Maine events are not only a wonderful escape, they are also ripe for Instagram fun. The natural light, the landscape and the unique Maine lifestyle are features that shine in photographs. So whether you are staying in Camden Maine for a week or just a night, find these fun locations and have fun taking pictures for Instagram in Camden Maine. 

  1. Camden Hills State Park. One of the locals favorite hiking trails is Maiden Cliff. The hike is a moderate difficulty. Along the path, you come along streams and huge glacier moved rocks. Although it is fun to take photos along the way, the place that is most photographed is at the top of the trail. The top of the mountain overlooks Lake Megunticook. Unlike many of the other trails in Camden Hills State Park that have ocean views, this view is of the lake. The lake has a perimeter of 30 miles and is 64 feet deep. The lake is also dotted with little inhibited islands. The houses and activities of the lake islands make for fun and unique eagle eye viewing.
  1. Camden Harbor. You cannot talk about Camden Maine without mentioning the world class harbor that anchors the town. Million-dollar yachts, hundred year old schooners, classic dinghys and kayakers all share the harbor. Depending on what day you are there, the harbor could be busy with seals and loons. The waterfall at the head of the harbor adds to the natural beauty.
  1. Curtis Island. Curtis Island is the hidden treasure of the Town of Camden. The only way to get to the island is to row yourself. None of the day sailers stop at the island.  Once you get to the island, there is a trail that circumvents the island and is dotted with benches. It is a lovely place to have a picnic and watch the boats go out to sea. There is also a lone tree swing in the middle of the island.
  1. Main Street. The downtown of Camden Maine is home to boutique shops. Fine art galleries, Maine Made items such as Maine Lavender, Swan Island Blankets and Maine Sea bags all contribute to the fine quality of items shoppers can peruse. It is funny that the most instagramed place on Main Street is not the shops themselves, but the hill leading into the downtown from High Street. The incline and the dimensions are an attraction for photographers.
  1. The Baptist Church. The Baptist Church is an anchor for Camden Maine because it has the famous clock tower. The tall white steeple can be seen from far out in the harbor and is often used to navigate the landscape. The town has recently restored the clock tower and has repainted the steeple. It is an ideal place for a photo.


  1. The Amphitheatre. Many couples chose the Amphitheatre as the venue for the wedding vows. The photos that can be orchestrated in the Amphitheatre are fantastic. If you face one way, the harbor is the back drop, if you face another, the beautiful stone walls and steps steal the show.
  1. The Riverhouse Footbridge. The Camden Riverhouse Footbridge is a favorite spot of locals and tourists. The footbridge makes a convenient connection over the Megunticook River of Tannery Lane and Mechanic Street. Not only does the bridge make getting around Camden easier, it is adorned with flowers and vegetables. The staff at the hotel plant 1,200 petunias and a thousands of cherry tomatoes on the bridge. Sailors from the boats in harbor have been known to come ashore to pick some fresh vegetables from these gardens for their nightly meal. Another favorite item of the bridge is that River Ducks Ice Cream Stand is at the entrance of the bridge on Mechanic Street. You can enjoy a soft, hard or Sherbet served cone or cup and watch the ducks and river pass you by.

No matter where you photograph in Camden Maine, return to the Camden Riverhouse Hotel or one of the affiliated properties and relax. The location of the Hotel is right in the downtown, walking distance to many of these locations. The hotel has it’s own instagramable features. You are going to love the real wood firepit and indoor pool. We look forward to seeing your pictures on Instagram. You can tag the hotel at @CamdenMaine.

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Riverhouse FootBridge


Curtis Island