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A one-hour-up/one-hour-back hiking trip is the best way to see this mountain.
Camden Hills State Park, 280 Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Camden Hills State Park is a great place to day hike. The hike up to Mount Battie is a great workout and more than worth the view of the harbor. We went in May and found it to be perfect hiking weather: sunny and cool.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nelbeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice option if you want to hike up or drive up. I was pregnant and couldn't do the hike, but the view at the top is worth the trek, either way.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank grebnednav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mountain overlooks Camden and has beautiful views up and down the coast. There is a small fee to enter the pack and drive to the top of the mountain. We were there in the fall and parking was scarce. I would assume it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charlie_Hotlanta
Bill E, Manager at Mount Battie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Charlie_Hotlanta, Thank you for your comments. You must have visited during the foliage season. Columbus Day weekend is our busiest time of the year - far busier than the 4th of July, Labor Day or Memorial Day. I've been here for 15 years and...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

We visited Camden Hill State park during the Fall season when the fall foliage were at their peak. Beautiful views of the Camden harbor. One can drive up to the look out point and just walk to the look out tower. No hiking required. If...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank iqbal66
Bill E, Manager at Mount Battie, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Hello iqbal66, Thank you for taking the time to comment upon your visit this past fall. There is plenty of parking at the summit - even if all the parking spaces are taken near the tower and overlook there is additional parking in the rear....More

Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic view of Camden and the Maine coastline. Take a camera...enjoy the hike or drive to the top!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KRDavis357
Reviewed November 10, 2018

We did the hike from the trailhead in town which requires some rock scrambling and steep hiking but was really fun. We arrived at the top just after sunrise and had it to ourselves. The views from the top of the tower were amazing. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lovtorun
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Glad we were able to drive to the top, get out and enjoy the view. Lots of people hiking along the trails enjoying the weather and the climb.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hightechgal
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Outstanding views and hiking (moderate and above). Especially enjoyed the very informative boards giving the history of the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Weeneythebatwoman
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A short ride from the middle of Camden brings you to a state park with Mt Battie being the main attraction. Drive up the Auto Road and stop along the several viewing areas along the way. Once at the very top, a breathtaking panoramic view...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TonyK300
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Being annual visitors to Maine we are always looking for different perspectives of places we have visited. The top of Mount Battie is just the ticket. Great place to see the surrounding scenery. The monument is an added bonus as you can get up even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Susan N
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Bill E | Property representative |
Yes, fireworks can be viewed from the summit of Mt. Battie. It's a different perspective, looking down rather than up. The fireworks usually are shot from a barge in the harbor - about 1.5 miles from the summit. We used to... More
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Bill E | Property representative |
Entrance fees are per person and are based upon residency. Maine Residents: Under 5 years of age free 5-11 $2.00 12-64 $4 65 up free Non Residents Under 5 free 5-11 $2.00 12-64 $6 65 up $2.00
January 18, 2018|
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Response from Bill E | Property representative |
The park has over 25 miles of hiking trails. Many have views along the way while some offer easier grades. I'm certain that you'll find a suitable trail. Be sure to ask our staff for their recommendations when you enter the... More