Blackberry Inn

Camden, Maine Bed & Breakfast

Things to Do

June Through October 15

Here are a few suggestions on how to spend your vacation time in Camden and the surrounding area of Maine. 

Mt. Battie- a MUST SEE! You can either hike or drive to the top and enjoy 180 degree panoramic views of Penobscot Bay, the islands, and the village! There is a lovely stone tower at the top for greater viewing! To drive: follow route one North a few miles past the village. The Camden Hills State Park sign is on the right, you want to turn left! There is a toll for driving to the top. To hike, check in with the innkeeper for specific directions!

Set Sail! Camden is best known for its fabulous sailing!! Take a windjammer tour of our harbor and bay on a two-hour tour! Our favorites are Captain Jack & Barb from the Surprise in Camden Harbor, and Captain Twig & Bonny from the Schooner Heron in Rockport Harbor. The schooner Heron also offers Lighthouse cruises and Lobster dinners on board! Ask us for more info and to make a reservation for you! Need a closer look at things…try Sea Kayaking with Maine Sport Outfitters! 2 Hour Harbor tours depart Sharp’s Warf twice a day right on the waterfront…no experience necessary!

Rainy day??? No problem! The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland is just 10 minutes away! The museum features Andrew, NC, and Jamie Wyeth as well as other local and special guest artists in three buildings! And while you are there, there are additional galleries on the main street with artists such as Lyn Snow, Anne Kilham, and more!

Lobster in the Buff! As straight forward as it gets! There are a couple of great lobster shacks where you can even pick out your entrée from the tank! Simple picnic tables, fabulous views, and Lobster, Lobster, Lobster! Ask us about Waterman’s Beach, the Dip Net (also featuring THE BEST fried clams), and Miller’s Lobster Pound. A REAL Maine experience!

Shop ‘til you Drop! That’s right, we’ve got it all here in Midcoast Maine! Explore our locally owned shops and galleries- you won’t find any big box stores here! Thank global…shop local!

Lighthouse Driving Tour! Pickup our local lighthouse driving tours with directions! Don’t forget to check out the Maine lighthouse museum just 10 minutes away in Rockland and features the largest collection of Fresnel lighthouse lenses and the most important landmark collection of lighthouse artifacts and Coast Guard memorabilia in the United States.

Tour de Wine! There are now 4 different vineyards and wineries in our area! You can pack a picnic and venture out tasting wine and other spirits grown right here in the midcoast!

October 16 through May 31

Snow bowl, Toboggan Chute, Snow Tubing!
The Camden Snow Bowl really boasts alpine skiing and snowboarding, a snow tubing slope that provides fun for all family members, ice skating on Hosmer pond, and a thrilling 400' toboggan chute. The National Toboggan Championships are held here the first weekend of February. There is also a cross country ski and snowshoeing trail available. One chairlift, two T-Bars and a surface lift in the beginner area service the ten trails and a terrain park. The Camden Snow Bowl has a ski and snowboard school, full rental shop, and a fully qualified ski patrol.

Absolutely nothing! When was the last time you curled up by the fire with a good book, took a nap, or just relaxed with a nice hot cup of tea.

Maine is a great place for antiquing. Not only does it have fine shops, but provides many opportunities to see antiques in their traditional settings in Historic houses and villages. Ask the innkeeper to map our some of our favorite stops!

Indoor Farmer’s Market…there is so much to taste…From Friday is Pie day at Farmer’s Fare in Rockport, to the Market Basket fresh baked breads, wine, cheeses & gourmet goodies, to our own State of Maine Cheese that hosts in indoor farmer’s market year round featuring cheese of course, Maine maple syrup, chocolates, jams, jellies, pottery and more!

X/C Skiing/Snow shoeing options abound! Tanglewood 4-H camp provides a full days’ adventure under the pines for both shoeing and Nordic skiing. The Camden Snow Bowl offers trails for both activities on Ragged Mountain as well!

Shop ‘til you Drop! That’s right, we’ve got it all here in Midcoast Maine! Explore our locally owned shops and galleries- you won’t find any big box stores here! Thank global…shop local!