Top things to do

Top Choice State Park in Camden

Camden Hills State Park

With more than 30 miles of trails, this densely forested park is a choice place to take in the Midcoast's magic. A favorite hike is the 45-minute (half-mile) climb up 780ft Mt Battie, which offers exquisite views ov…
Modern American in Camden

Francine Bistro

In a cozy house on a residential downtown side street, this New American bistro is one of the Midcoast's choicest picks for a creative meal. The ever-changing menu showcases chef Brian Hill's deft ways with local in…
Pub in Camden

Drouthy Bear

'Drouthy' (droo-thee) is Scottish for 'thirsty' (thanks to poet Robert Burns' 'Tam o' Shanter'), and this cute wee pub wears its owner's Scots heritage on its sleeve, and in its long whisky list and semi-exotic food…
Seafood in Camden

Lobster Pound Restaurant

Fresh local lobster is the name of the game at this recommended seafood joint on Lincolnville's beach, though there are plenty of other options (fishy and non-fishy). The restaurant is especially family-friendly, wi…
Thai in Camden

Long Grain

There's a move in the future (around the corner, to larger premises at 20 Washington St) for this cool, in-demand spot in downtown Camden – and a good thing that is, too, as it can be hard to nab a seat here. You'll…
International in Camden

Fresh

The chef-owner's menu wanders the globe at this new, well-received addition to the Camden scene, sampling techniques and flavors to spice up the fine local produce: from Brazilian fish stew to rogan josh curry, Blac…
Seafood in Camden

Waterfront

Perched smack on the water and open year-round, this longstanding harborfront eatery specializes in seafood with a twist. Local crab and artichoke fondue, panko-crusted haddock with polenta, and lobster BLT join hig…
Island in Camden

Isleboro

From Lincolnville (6 miles north of Camden on US 1), hop the ferry to this small resort island (population 570), one of the finest places for cycling in Maine: a popular 28-mile loop offers majestic vistas of Penobs…
Cafe in Camden

Boynton-McKay Food Co

Watch the world go by while you sip coffee and dig into a skillet breakfast of eggs, chorizo and Monterey Jack cheese. In a former apothecary shop in downtown Camden, this snug but sunny cafe fills quickly, so get h…