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Camden, Maine is famous for poetry, parks and windjammers.
 
 

 

Camden is a graceful old Maine coastal town on Penobscot Bay (map) noted for the beauty of its historic houses, inns and public buildings, and also its parks. It's a pretty town to explore.

Its beauty is enough to inspire a poet—which, in fact, it did.

Edna St Vincent Millay (1892-1950) went to high school in Camden and began writing poetry here, later becoming the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Today Camden's chief claim to fame is that it is the home port for several Maine windjammers that take eager landlubbers for cruises along the Maine coast.

The hills behind the town are included in the Camden Hills State Park, with campgrounds and picnic spots, and an auto road to the top of Mt Battie, the highest hill of the range. More...

In winter, Camden Snow Bowl has a surprising range of snow and ice sports (for a town so close to the ocean) including skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, a famous toboggan chute, ice skating and snowshoeing. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan


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