Camden Hills State Park signature location is the scenic vista high atop Mt. Battie where sweeping views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands await. On a clear day, visitors can see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. Mt. Megunticook, the highest of the Camden Hills - and highest peak on the mainland - is a moderate climb by foot trail. Other hiking opportunities abound and are well-mapped. The park is located a few minutes north of Camden, a quintessential New England town featuring shops that are within walking distance to the working harbor. Harbor cruises, whale and puffin watches are available daily. Summer nights spent under the stars is a recipe for family fun. Campers who stay at the park's campground enjoy the comfort stations that are equipped with hot showers. A popular fall activity for hundreds of visiting "leaf peepers" is to drive up the Mt. Battie Auto Road and view the surrounding hillside of fall foliage color.
My all time favorite local hike!!!!! This is is my go-to hike... An hour up and down if you don't do the loop. The loop is fantastic! Love that the trail is moderate the first half, then has a steep section, then peters out on a somewhat-ridge walk in the woods til you get to the summit. Again, I've hiked this soooooooo many times with my dog, and still love it!!!! I'm finally branching out to do other trails, but this is my favorite!
Beautiful sunny day with temps in the twenties. Two inches of snow at the base, with four to six at the top. Nice leisurely hike on the woods road, then a good workout the last, good, half mile. Amazing views!!!!!!!!!!! Can't beat them! Saw several people on the woods road, but none on the side trail to the summit. Our two dogs that loved it as well.
Omri Z. on Maiden Cliff Trail
Very nice trail with great view at the end. Kids friendly trail.