Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Things changed a little in Camden Maine this past year. We are pleased to announce that the town is still vibrant and charming. In addition to the lovely mountain and sea landscape that many come to visit, our guests enjoy the unique Maine gifts and treasures the Main Street stores offer. The Camden Restaurants provide local seafood and Maine brewed beers. While the consistent loveliness of the town is a reason to return year after year, we are pleased that there are some new businesses and activities to add to the mix.

Top (NEW) Things in Camden Maine:

There are new shops in the downtown. If you have been to Camden before, you know that there is an array of boutique shops. Camden’s Main Street is unique because it is not overwhelmed with touristy shops. The collection of stores offer beautiful and unique gifts. In addition to the long standing shops like Glendara Lavender Farm and Maine Sea Bags, there are several new shops in town. 

·       Wooden Alchemy, a wood art store, moved from Rockland to 19 Elm St. in Camden. Wooden Alchemy is the place where you can find the amazing wooden creations that have sprung from the mind of Rob Jones.  Taking birch plywood and other fine woods, he creates fun, collectible, and useful artistic pieces you'll cherish for yourself or as the perfect unique gift for someone special.

·       Oyster River Winegrowers - a small, farm winery in Warren is opening a retail and tasting room at 31 Elm Street, Camden. Enjoy locally made organic wine.

·       Blue Jay Baby Boutique – Located at 2 Main Street, the boutique sells adorable baby sweaters, blankets, books, stuffed animals and baskets. There are also products for moms, including jewelry, candles, bags and body products.

·       Conklin's Mercantile - located at 26 Main Street, recently relocated from Belfast Maine.  This store is committed to offering only American made products for sale, all fixtures, cabinets and furnishings, including lighting are American made.

·       Maine Seaside Treasures – located at 14 Main Street, is a new boutique on Main Street with a coastal theme, featuring decor, unique collections and crafts made by local artists.


BOWA: Best of What’s Around – Located at 31 Elm Street - BOWA's meals are inspired by the seasons in Maine. Ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced. Dishes are inspired by many different cuisines and cultures.

Mixed Greens – Located on Main Street is a new take out restaurant offering handmade healthy food, salad bowls and more.

Taboo Taqueria - For taco and tequila lovers a new Mexican restaurant opened at 5 Country Inn Way called on May 5.

Ports of Italy Italian Restaurant and Ports Pizzeria - Located at 141 Commercial Street Rockport – is a welcomed upscale Italian restaurant with a casual pizzeria.

The Mill Nutrition – Located at 25 Mechanic Street Camden, offers healthy energy teas and shakes in Camden

New Art Gallery.  

·       TOPO Gallery -  Enjoy great art from young New England artists in Camden. We highly recommend you stroll through to see the art.

Blueberry Weekend

Maine’s first ever Wild Blueberry Weekend is scheduled for August 7-8, 2021 as a celebration of the state’s iconic fruit and the people behind it – the growers and processors. The weekend will revolve around an Eat. Drink. Experience. Stay tuned for more details

With lots to do in Camden, you don’t want to delay making a reservation at the Inn. The Captain Swift Inn is conveniently located near the downtown. After a fun day of perusing the shops and new restaurants, return to the Inn and enjoy a beverage in one of the many comfortable common areas, or in the privacy of your room. We look forward to welcoming you back to Camden Maine.