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Maine Vacation Planning Wisdom

Things are a little different, but Camden is still a beautiful destination!

know before you go

We are here for you. We look forward to helping you navigate Maine travel. 

Summer 2020 is upon us! We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to Camden Maine. Things are a little different in travel, but our destination is as beautiful as ever. We are happy to share with you some vacation planning wisdom for your trip to Maine and the MidCoast Area.

This is constantly changing – Phase 4 starts in September – Many of the restrictions should be lifted by September 2020!


*Fill out the form: You will be required, if you are not from Maine, VT or NH, NJ, NY or CT to fill out this form:


If you made a reservation for the Camden Riverhouse Hotel or any of the Camden Riverhouse properties, you will receive an email before your date of arrival with a link to this form. You may fill it out before you come and send back to us. If you forget your form, no worries, we will have some at the front desk for you.

*Website to locate nearest testing sites: https://get-tested-covid19.org/

* Map of Testing Sites: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/sites/maine.gov.dhhs/files/documents/Keep_Maine_Healthy_Jun7_2020.pdf

Know Before You Go

Consult this website before you travel to Maine. Maine Government. The guidelines are changing everyday. Everyday more and more places open and testing requirements change. If, for some reason guidelines turn the other way, we will call all guests to modify or change reservations.

Day-trips & Sightseeing Guidance

The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is a great central location to all of MidCoast Maine. There are so many different places you can visit and return to Camden Maine in the evening.  If you choose to do a daytrip or sightseeing, here are some details, you should know.


Many beaches, parks, gardens, museums (ex. the Farnsworth) and historic sites are open, but you must get a timed reservation to enter. Plan ahead and get reservations. If you are going to Acadia, they are asking you to print out your ticket before you get there and put in windshield. Camden Hills State Park is open.

*Backup Plans

Because of social distancing, places like beaches and parks will close parking lots when officials believe crowding is happening. Always have a second and third idea for a destination for the day.


Public places with outdoor properties to enjoy generally are keeping indoor spaces, like visitor centers, closed. You may not be able to find a rest room when you need it. Be prepared – Google Portable Camp Toilets.


Many restaurants are serving take-out and some are serving on their outdoor decks. It is best to call ahead. Please call, text or stop in to the restaurant directly. For a full list of open restaurants, go to : Camden Maine Restaurants


Portable chargers

Ice chest for drinks and snacks, picnic basket

Toilet paper. Consider buying a portable camp toilet.

Masks for everyone over age 2 and hand sanitizer – Masks can be purchased in Reny’s in Camden Maine and Hannaford’s in Rockland.

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