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Camden and nearby Rockport and Rockland are considered the most culturually rich and diverse towns in Maine. Add to that an abundance of year-round recreational opportunities, and some of the fines shops and galleries and you have the perfect vacation destination.
SkiFreePackage Outdoor Recreation
If recreation is on your list of things to do, you've come to the right place. How about a great hike, sea kayaking adventure, island bicycle tour, or schooner trip? Well, you can enjoy them all just steps away from the Lord Camden Inn. Don't forget winter, with such activities as downhill and x-c skiing, snowshoeing or ice skating located right in our own backyard.

MSOMaine Sport Sea Kayaking Adventures
Just across the street in Camden Harbor, Maine Sport Outfitters offers professional sea kayaking tours of Camden Harbor and beyond, led by professional Registered Maine Guides. Enjoy 2 and 4-hour tours that take you out around Curtis Island where you'll see a working lighthouse and great views of the Bay and Camden Hills. For reservations or information, call (800) 722-0826, or click here.

AppledoreSchooner Appledore
Experience the Schooner Appledore, a traditional 86-foot wooden Windjammer, which offers two-hour tours out of Camden Harbor. Enjoy a sightseeing daysail on Penobscot Bay, where you can observe first-hand the wildlife, islands, lighthouses, lobster boats, and beautiful coast of Downeast Maine. The Appledore also offers charter sails for weddings, parties, family reunions, or any event that would be fun at sea. For more information, give them a call at (207) 236-8353, or click here.

CamdenHillsCamden Hills State Park
If recreation is on your list, you've come to the right place. Nearby Camden Hills State Park offers unlimited hiking opportunities with incredible views of Penobscot Bay and Megunticook Lake atop Mt. Battie and Mt. Megunticook. Not into hiking, then consider their auto road to the top of Mt. Battie where you can drive to the top for a small fee and take in the views. For more information, click here.

SnowbowlCamden Snow Bowl
The Camden Snow Bowl is a community owned ski and recreation area. From the summit of 1300' Ragged Mountain, skiers and riders have an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to alpine skiing and snowboarding, there are many other winter activities available at the Snow Bowl. A snow tubing slope 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. For more information, click here.

SkiFreePackage Local Shopping
The Lord Camden Inn is the closest Inn to Camden's Main Street village shops, Library and Harbor Park. All you have to do is walk out our front door and you are right in the thick of it. With dozens of fine shops, boutiques and galleries to choose from, you won't even need to drive anywhere once you arrive. The convenience and quality is unparalleled. Here are a few of our favorite stores:

MSOMaine Sport Outfitters
This well known mid-coast outdoor gear retail store has been a landmark destination in Rockport, Maine for outdoor enthusiasts since 1986. Now they have a new location in Camden located in the same building as the Lord Camden Inn right on Main Street. Maine Sport stocks the very best in outdoor gear, clothing, and footwear for paddlers, campers, cyclists, fishermen, climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts. For more information, call (207) 236-7120, or click here.

AppledoreCotton Garden
Located in Bay View Landing just beneath the Grand Harbor Inn, Cotton Garden specializes in retailing Fresh Produce Sportswear, casual cotton clothing for infants, youth and adults. They carry one of the largest inventories of dresses, pants, tops, t-shirts, and sweatshirts that you are likely to see in any store selling Fresh Produce. Cotton Gardne also stocks a wonderful assortment of accessories, watches, gold and silver jewelry as well as sea glass and costume jewelry whose colors compliment the vibrant tones of the Fresh Produce clothing. For more information, call (207) 236-7899 or visit them online by clicking here.

CamdenHillsChocolatier Blue
The Chocolatier Blue location at 12 Bayview Street in Camden (right next to Peter Ott's) is the sixth of Chris Blue's gourmet truffle stores and is owned and operated by Chris's brother Dwight and his wife Maggi. Since 2005, Chocolatier Blue has been hand-crafting each seasonal chocolate with fastidious attention to detail. Come in for a single truffle or an assorted gift box.For more information, click here.

SkiFreePackage Cultural Activities
The towns of Camden, Rockport and Rockland are considered Mid-Coast Maine's arts and cultural hub. The numerous local and nationally renowned museums, country fairs, summer festivals, historic libraries and lighthouses will excite and inspire you. Combine these unique and memorable experiences with a stay at Lord Camden Inn and you will never want to leave.

MSOFarnsworth Art Museum
Located a short distance south in the town of Rockland, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of American art in its elegantly appointed galleries. Such great names in 18th- and 19th-century American art history as Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Thomas Eakins, Eastman Johnson, Fitz Hugh Lane, Frank Benson, Childe Hassam, and Maurice Prendergast are represented in the museum's permanent collection entitled Maine in America. For more information, click here.

AppledoreOwls Head Transportation Museum
The Owls Head Transportation Museum has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world. More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages and engines are on permanent display. The Aircraft Collection contains replicas and originals representing the first century of flight. An outstanding collection of automobiles spans the late 19th Century and early 20th century, and includes the 1963 Prototype Mustang and a 1935 Stout Scarab. For more information, click here.

CamdenHillsMaine Lighthouse Museum
The Maine Lighthouse Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in lighthouses and American maritime history! From sparkling lenses to heartwarming stories of the keepers and families the Maine Lighthouse Museum is America's lighthouse museum & home to the largest collection of lighthouse artifacts and mementoes. Additional exhibits highlight stories of valor while paying tribute to the United States Coast Guard and United States Life-Saving Services, while others shed light on the lady lightkeepers. For more information, click here.

SnowbowlCenter for Maine Contemporary Art
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is a nonprofit organization advancing contemporary art in Maine through exhibitions and educational programs. CMCA does what no other arts organization in New England does: it exhibits work by 300-400 living artists a year and helps countless more with its education and professional development workshops and by being a hub for an ever-expanding artist network. For current exhibits and to learn more, click here.

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