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Address: Camden, ME
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A beach area known for biking and swimming in Camden.

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Shirttail is my local pond

I go swimming and kayaking here. The initial part of the water can be rough and it can get very windy but there are some nice scenic spots up the river-and peaceful too. I tend to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
Camden, Maine
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Camden, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

If you are walking or riding a bike Shirttail Point is a fun place to take the children swimming. The Megunticook River is clean and a whole lot warmer than Penobscot Bay.

Thank Etienne P
Camden, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I go swimming and kayaking here. The initial part of the water can be rough and it can get very windy but there are some nice scenic spots up the river-and peaceful too. I tend to kayak from one dam to the other about 3 miles. The park can be dirty with dog do from careless owners which is very... More 

1 Thank am10
Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a great spot for children. We also like to launch our kayaks here. The water is shallow for quite a ways out and gets warm in the summer. Unfortunately, it is also loved by geese so watch out for goose poop.

Thank BusyMomofFour
Waterboro, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We were so happy to hear about this kayaking option in the Camden area. You'll have to get directions from a local, but you'll find a small sandy beach with lots of local families. You put in and have about a mile paddle each way between two dams on the Megunticook River. No motorized craft on the waters, but the... More 

1 Thank Perestroika13
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

happened across Shirttail Point while trying to find a way out of Camden that didn't involve Rte. 1 during season. Beautiful little spot with a small beach and a nice put-in point for kayakers. I highly recommend it.

1 Thank TAS77819012
Camden, ME
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This was a favorite swimming spot for the local kids for many years. It sits above a dam. It is a quiet spot and a bit out of the way. The local Canadian geese now are very fond of it so make sure you bring shoes. The grass and sand aren't clean! It is a good place to launch a... More 

1 Thank oaktree56

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