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Enjoy the view from the summit of Mt Battie, explore the town where poet Edna St Vincent Millay grew up, and sail the Maine coast on a windjammer.


If you have a car, drive north from town along US 1 and follow the signs to the entrance to Camden Hills State Park and the auto road to the top of Mt Battie. Besides the town itself, the drive up will afford you a view of the rocky hills, the countryside beyond, and of Penobscot Bay.

It was this view that poet Edna St Vincent Millay (1892-1950) described in her verse:

All I could see from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood;
I turned and looked another way,
And saw three islands in a bay.

Camden's windjammer fleet of schooners provides the adventurous with a very different vacation: dipping in and out of the myriad of small harbors and inlets along the Maine coast.

Go southeast along Bay View Street a ways and you'll come to Laite Memorial Park and Beach, with picnic areas and rest rooms as well as a nice, chilly Maine beach.

For the rest of your time in Camden, latch onto a copy of the walking tour brochure put out by the Camden Historical Society, and stroll through the town to get the flavor of it.

—by Tom Brosnahan


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Windjammers at their moorings,
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