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Mount Battie

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Address: Camden Hills State Park, 280 Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843
Phone Number: 207-236-3109
Activities: Hiking, Driving
Description: A one-hour-up/one-hour-back hiking trip is the best way to see this...
A one-hour-up/one-hour-back hiking trip is the best way to see this mountain.
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View is not to be missed

The views from the top of Mt. Battie are a must for any visitor. Since there was a lot of snow in Camden during my visit, snowshoes were the way to get there. Wearing my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Concord, MA, USA
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Concord, MA, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The views from the top of Mt. Battie are a must for any visitor. Since there was a lot of snow in Camden during my visit, snowshoes were the way to get there. Wearing my snowshoes, I climbed the face trail, which was very steep but very direct to the top. I expected to see lots of other hikers trekking... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Easy drive up the mountain and well worth it. Incredible views of the Camden Harbor and Coast-line. Should be on your Camden "bucket-list."

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We climbed the trail instead of driving to the top. It was a great workout and we got to see the sunrise. It was amazing and beautiful. We will definitely go back.

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Braselton, GA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Camden, Maine is a very picturesque town, with lovely shops and restaurants. What sets it apart is the incredible view from atop Mt. Battie. Edna St Vincent Millay was inspired to write poetry, and there are historic signs to explain about the cable car that brought people up here back in the day when it was a resort. I have... More 

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Montville, Connecticut
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Many visitors to Camden spend time at the many wonderful shops and restaurants but do not drive up Mount Battie. This is a great location overlooking the Penobscot Bay that should not be missed.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Whether you drive up, or hike up, the view from the top of Mount Battie is stunning. Prepare to be here for a while, just enjoying the panorama of islands and staring off to the horizon.

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Athens
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We're Mainers, so we've been here many times. Spectacular view of the harbor & surrounding mountains.

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Liberty, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

One of the most beautiful scenes in the northeast USA. Because it was December and quite cold last visit, there was only one vessel in the bay: the ferry to Islesboro. the view of Vinalhaven was clear, the water flat and cold. Drive up, or even better, take the hiking trail if you have time and the weather is reasonable.

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Belfast, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The view from Mount Battie is one of the best views I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Not only is the view great but the entire Mount Battie park is extremely well taken care of. I work in Camden and am always recommending Mount Battie as a sight to see but I finally went up myself and brought... More 

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A must see when in Camden. Easy access up road from entrance to State Park. Better and more fun is to take one of the many trails to the summit. Can't miss the star at the summit from Thanksgiving evening till after New Years. A fun cross country ski on moonlit night with spectacular views across the bay!

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