6 Ways to Enjoy Autumn in the Camden Maine Area
peeping season in MidCoast Maine is just beginning and lasts until the
end of October. Some of the best fall foliage in New England can be found in
the Camden and MidCoast areas, and there are a plethora of fun autumn
activities. Located minutes away from shops, restaurants, and the coastline,
our bed and breakfast serves as a base camp for exploring all that MidCoast
Maine has to offer. Here are six activities that anyone can enjoy while taking
in the beautiful Maine fall foliage.
Camden Hills State Park
along US Route 1, less than ten minutes from our inn, Camden Hills State
Park has hiking and
walking trails that lead to stunning views of fall foliage and Penobscot Bay.
Each trail in Camden Hills ranges from easy to moderate difficulty, with most
trails being less than one mile long. While every trail in this State Park is
bounding with beautiful flora and fauna to learn about, two trails are part of
Maine's Natural Heritage Hikes. These trails are historically significant and
give hikers a chance to learn about Maine and New England history while basking
in glorious fall foliage. The Megunticook and Ocean Lookout Trail lead to
the summit of Mt. Megunticook, which has a stunning view of the ocean and
forest that you just hiked through. You can read about the natural and cultural
history of this trail here.
Beth's Farm Market in Warren, Maine, has a quintessential
fall corn maze and hayride. If you visit all the checkpoints within the maze,
you get a free mini pumpkin. Beth's has a wide variety of fresh seasonal
produce. In season now there are apples, beets, strawberries, and corn.
Odd Alewives & Waterman's Beach Brewery
Alewives Farm Brewery is located along Old Route 1 in Waldoboro. You can
make reservations to sit by their fire pit and enjoy their
variety of ales and wood-fired pizza. All of the ales at Odd Alewives are
made with 95 to 100% Maine-grown ingredients. Their menu accommodates a variety
of dietary restrictions and preferences, with ingredients like fennel and apple
sausage, Tromboncino squash, and Cubanelle peppers. Located in South
Thomaston, Waterman's Beach Brewery has a variety of artisanal brews including
IPA's, stouts, and pale ales. Their Boat Builder Brown ale is perfect for fall
with notes of dark caramel, cedar, and plum. Breathe in the salty air, listen
to the waves, sip those hops, and relax before heading back to the inn.
Sterlingtown Public House - OktoberFest Beer Garden
The Sterlingtown Public House and Beer Garden
is located in Union. Their menu includes appetizers like fresh bruschetta, main
dishes like Baja tacos, and their Thai peanut rice bowl. Sterlingtown has
non-alcoholic beverages like the local favorite Moxie. Their alcoholic beverage
list changes regularly and includes Maine craft beer, local craft cider, and
wines from around the world. Sterlingtown does not take reservations and has
indoor and outdoor dining available.
Fresh & Co. and The Happy Clam - A Taste of Fall
of our favorite fall menus is from Fresh & Co. The chef's use of local mushrooms, honeycomb,
arugula, and apples throughout the menu sets the mood for fall enjoyment.
Located in the heart of Camden, Fresh has global cuisine for every appetite. If
you want to add a little Oktoberfest to your leaf-peeping, we suggest taking a
drive out to South Thomaston to enjoy The Happy Clam. This pub is right near
Tenants Harbor and is a favorite for fresh seafood and cocktails, like a Bloody
Mary. The Happy Clam also has many classic German dishes such as Schnitzel and German Goulash.
a view of the foliage from the ocean, there's no better boat than the Schooner Surprise. Located less than five minutes from our inn,
Schooner Surprise invites passengers to come on day cruises and sunset sails
through mid-October. The Surprise can even be rented on private charters for a
minimum of two hours. The Surprise offers birding and
marine life tours during the day, so you can do your leaf-peeping and bird
watching on the same cruise.
the end of the day, retire and enjoy the Captain Swift Inn. We are Camden's
newest totally renovated bed & breakfast inn, with inviting guest rooms and
suites. Reflect on your leaf-peeping journey while lying on our plush
mattresses, relax after a day of being outdoors in our spa showers and wrap
yourself in a Turkish towel. Our three-course candlelit breakfast is a
memorable way to begin your next adventure. Contact us today to book a stay at the Captain Swift
Inn to receive the finest hospitality in Camden.