It happens every day, no matter the season – we’re going about our day-to-day routines when a glimpse of scenery stops us in our tracks and reminds us of the magnificence of this place we call home. The photo op might emerge during a sunrise walk along Rockland Harbor Trail or on a Sunday afternoon drive inland.
Our stretch of coastline, long hailed as the place where the mountains meet the sea, provides the perfect backdrop for all of your vacation explorations. While summer is the quintessential time to visit us, we assure you that our surroundings are equally breathtaking in the spring, fall, and winter months too.
Surveyed by land, sea, or air, the Camden-Rockland Region is chock-full of awe-inspiring vistas. Come see for yourself!
➤ The panoramic view from the summit of Mt. Battie, in Camden Hills State Park, inspired Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem “Renascence.” Whether you arrive on foot or by auto, this vista is a must see!
➤ Board a windjammer, lobsterboat, or ferry to get out on the bay and soak up the spectacular coastal scenery, unspoiled islands, and fascinating sealife.
➤ A walk on the mile-long granite pier that leads to Rockland Breakwater Light is practically a rite of passage for any area resident or visitor.
➤ Seeking a thrill? Penobscot Island Air flightseeing tours will give you a bird’s-eye view of the islands, lighthouses, and harbors of Penobscot Bay.
➤ Less adventurous? Our municipal parks, such as Camden Harbor Park, Rockport Marine Park, and Rockland Harbor Park, to name a few, are perfect spots to settle on a bench and watch all the waterfront activities.
➤ Skiers and snowboarders absolutely must hit the slopes of the Camden Snow Bowl, the only ski area on the East Coast with an ocean view. The chairlift is also open weekends in October for fall foliage viewing!
➤ Take a drive inland and you’ll discover our rural countryside on full display, replete with rolling hills of blueberry fields, apple orchards, working farms, and sparkling lakes and ponds.