You will find no more inspiring setting for your favorite outdoor activities than Camden, Maine. Camden is located on Penobscot Bay, Maine’s largest bay, which is a treasure trove of hundreds of small islands. The protection afforded by these islands makes Penobscot Bay one of the ten greatest cruising bays in the world. The hundreds of miles of coastline created by the bay’s many islands, coves, harbors and estuaries make this area wonderful for bird watching and outdoor adventure.

Here are just a few outdoor recreation ideas to consider as you plan your visit to Camden:


Enjoy the extensive hiking trails in the area and be sure to take in the panorama of Penobscot Bay from atop Mount Battie, the signature attraction of Camden Hills State Park. Watching a harbor full of sailboats from atop a mountain is a view like no other.

Sea Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Take a guided sea kayaking tour of Camden Harbor, or try your hand at the fastest growing water sport in the nation—stand-up paddleboarding.


Glide along the scenic coast on a bike. You can choose from guided rides with an outfitter, mountain biking trails, or explore on your own.


Get out on the ocean! Experience the scenic coast with a day sail cruise around Penobscot Bay. You can count on seeing lighthouses, marine life, Maine’s famed rocky coastlines, and much more.


During ski season, “ski to the sea” at Camden’s Snow Bowl—the east coast’s only ski slope with an ocean view.

Enjoying Nature

Take a walk! Camden features beautiful public parks including a town green and a river walk, plus there are lots of quaint streets and quiet country roads to explore on foot.

And More

Want more outdoor activities? Camden offers rock climbing, ice sailing, snow shoeing, fishing, golfing, freshwater swimming and more.