Introducing Camden & Rockport
Camden and its picture-perfect harbor, framed against the mountains of Camden Hills State Park, is one of the prettiest sites in the state. Home to Maine’s large and justly famed fleet of windjammers, Camden continues its historic close links with the sea. Most vacationers come to sail, but Camden also has galleries, fine seafood restaurants and back streets ideal for exploring. The adjoining state park offers hiking, picnicking and camping.
Like many communities along the Maine coast, Camden has a long history of shipbuilding. The mammoth six-masted schooner George W Wells was built here, setting the world record for the most masts on a sailing ship.
Alas, beauty comes at a price. The cost of Camden’s lodgings and food during the summer is higher than those of many other Maine communities.