Camden, Maine

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Great Towns of America


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Camden, Maine

Camden is one of America’s most enchanting collaborations between man and nature. It is sequestered in luxuriant woodlands at the foot of gentle mountains that rise dramatically above a snug harbor. The setting is further enhanced by a four-season climate with flamboyant fall colors. The town was settled during the late 19th century by shipbuilders and seafarers. From the beginning, artists and craftsmen were also attracted–and writers. Edna St. Vincent Millay began her career here.

Today, the mountains and shore are as splendid as ever. But, shipbuilders and mill workers have been replaced by sportsmen and vacationers. Downtown, a photogenic mix of proudly maintained historic buildings and compatible newer ones surround unique Harbor Park bordered by a crystal-clear cascade that plunges down a solid rock bluff and ends where the river meets the sea. Quality artwork, crafts, antiques and regional specialties are plentiful. So are restaurants and inns with memorable Down East histories and nautical outlooks.

For more information, check with the local Chamber of Commerce.


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