Welcome to Camden
With its picture-perfect harbor, framed against the mountains of Camden Hills State Park, Camden is one of the prettiest sites in Maine. Home to the state's large and justly famed fleet of windjammers, Camden continues its historic intimacy with the sea, but these days more power yachts and pleasure boats pack the docks. This is one of the more upscale towns on the coast, and during summer this town is as preppy as it is pretty. But hey – it's very pretty, and there are loads of art galleries, fine restaurants and backstreets that are ideal for exploring. Pick up a walking-tour guide to the town's historic buildings at the chamber of commerce.
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 in 1900, setting the world record for the most masts on a sailing ship.