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Hiking in the Camden Hills

Camden is known as the community where the mountains meet the sea – and these mountains, small though they are, offer an incredible number of hiking trails, from thick pine forest to some of the most incredible views anywhere on the Maine coast.

Camden Hills State Park offers a network of trails with something for everyone, from avid hike to absolutely beginner. The sweeping views of Penobscot Bay from both Mount Battie and Mount Megunticook are rewarding – and just plain lovely.

You could easily spend a day or two discovering Camden Hills State Park. But there are many other trails in our community.

Both Georges River Land Trust and Coastal Mountains Land Trust maintain a series of trails.
In fact, the Ragged Mountain trail in Camden and Rockport offers some of the steepest and most strenuous hiking in the Midcoast. The reward: A view to the sea on the east and Mt. Washington in New Hampshire on the west. 

If you’re looking for flatter ground, try Merryspring Nature Park, where you can walk in the natural landscape or take in cultivated gardens.  (And yes, there is a clean, freshwater spring on the property.)

And remember: Hiking isn’t just a warm weather endeavor. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are allows on some of the trails in the area. Check websites or call the trail manager organization with your questions.

Camden Pro-Tip: Ask a local to recommend a favorite hike. We all have one.
 
Resources:
Camden Hills State Park
Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Georges River Land Trust
Camden Snow Bowl trail map
Merryspring Nature Park
Maine Trail Finder
 
  
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