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Maiden Cliff trail for great views of Lake Megunticook. Trail sometimes difficult to follow with fresh leaf fall

We had a limited time on our weekend in Maine and had hoped to hike at Camden Hill State Park but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palos Heights, Illinois
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beautiful view

we took our dog and loved both the spectacular view as well as the lovely setting. don't miss it... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Lisa R
Osterville, Massachusetts
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Thirty miles of hiking trails keep the staunchest hiker trekking along.
280 Belfast Rd, Camden, ME 04843-4519
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a limited time on our weekend in Maine and had hoped to hike at Camden Hill State Park but it had been drizzling all morning and we want it to stop before we headed out. We hung out in town at the harbor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ImmerWandern
Reviewed November 5, 2018

we took our dog and loved both the spectacular view as well as the lovely setting. don't miss it if in Camden. there are many options for hikes and bike rides.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisa R
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Great hike slowed down by confusing map and bad signage that delayed our hike and missed our destination.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave S
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I hiked Maiden’s cliff summit trial at 9 am this past Saturday. Right from the start it is uphill. We are both in our twenties, fit, workout several times a week and this was a moderate level hike for us. I would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aecagno
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Nice place to pull off the road and take a short walk. The one down side is there are no bathroom facilities. The hike to the beach is nice and there are some sites available for parking with disabilities.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kareno184
Bill E, Manager at Camden Hills State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hi Karen O, There are bathroom facilities - five of them located at: (2) summit of Mt. Battie (1) trail head 1/4 mile up the Mt. Battie Road (1) main entrance on Route 1 (1) ski shelter at intersection of Multi-Use and Slope Trails

Reviewed October 20, 2018

Beautiful views and great trails. If you like trail running, hiking, photography or just need some fresh air, this is a great park to visit. Admission cost is low and worth every penny.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jmmaccord
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Great campground sites, great reception, best views of the bay, variety of hikes, a must visit state park if you are in Camden.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ana Y
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Camden Hills State Park is absolutely beautiful and a must see if you you are in the area. Easy to find and many walking paths to enjoy this beautiful park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gmanusm
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We spent about an hour or so at the summit of Camden Hills State Park at the amazing overlook above the bay. There are many hiking trails in the park, but today was very windy and cold. It is very much worth coming up to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nodmfinisher
Bill E, Manager at Camden Hills State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Hi Eric D, Indirectly the user fees paid at the park does help with maintenance and operational costs in that the next budget request is justified/offset by the revenue generated at the state parks. At Camden Hills we augment our very small maintenance staff with...More

Reviewed October 18, 2018

The views from the top of Mt. Battie are amazing. We were there early in the day and there was no one aroud. You could admire the whole bay and it was stunning.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shatiel
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July 15, 2018|
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Response from Bill E | Property representative |
Yes. The grades are steep buy brief. There's plenty of parking at the summit and the road loops around to the exit.
May 29, 2018|
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Response from Bill E | Property representative |
The road to the summit of Mt. Battie is only 1.5 miles long. There are 25 miles of hiking trails in this 6,200 acre park.
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Bill E | Property representative |
Yes, dogs on leashes are welcome.
Travel Forum Posts
Maine, USA
Camden Hills State Park (4 Replies)
What are some of the best trails to hike here, and about how long are each? Looking to do a 2 or 2.5 hour hike and am curious what are the best ones.
May 01, 2008|
Response fromBonnie00|
Which is the trail that leads to the view overlooking Penobscot Bay? Thank you!
Marj H
Melbourne, Australia
35 Day Road Trip Atlanta GA to New England (2 Replies)
I have posted my entire trip report on the Road Trips forum for those interested in reading my complete "volume". DAY 29 CAMDEN, MAINE – HARTSTONE INN It is a short drive from Bar Harbor to Camden and we were too early for check-in at Hartstone Inn. We parked the car in the Inn’s guest area and were invited to join a cooking class at 1.00 pm if we were at a loose end. Hartstone Inn runs cooking classes on the weekend, which can be included as part of an accommodation package. We had...More
July 14, 2012|
Response fromMainer-On-The-Go|
Thanks for this review as well.... Camden is one of our favorite summer (or anytime of year) stops.... Didn't know about the cooking classes at the Hartstone... may have to look into that....
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Trip from Bar Harbor to Boston (7 Replies)
We will be spending 4 nights in Bar Harbor for our annual summer vacation along with another family. Children range in age from 6-13. We plan on leaving Bar Harbor in the AM and stopping at the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, Camden Hills State Park, LL Bean in Freeport, and then spending the night in Portland before continuing on to Boston for 2 nights. Does this make sense? What are we missing?
June 13, 2011|
Response fromellaviaja|
That makes sense. You might also consider Boothbay Harbor to add to your stops along the way to Boston. It's a neat little harbor town with tons of kid-friendly stores, restaurants, attractions, etc. It's a little bit off the beaten path (south from Wiscasset, which is itself off the beaten path), but you guys might enjoy it a lot. I'd also suggest that you rethink staying in Portland for the night. Nothing wrong with Portland, but there's so much going on nearby in Maine that is, in my...More