hiking

kid friendly

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.

Good easy hike. We did not loop, nor lollipop. It was an out and back for us. Felt like 3.5 - 4 miles. Unsure of true distance. Great views. Only thing we didn't love was the double track (triple track, really) for beginning of hike. Once it branches off to single track 1/2 mile from the summit, it felt like a true hike.

The effort to views ratio is quite favorable here.
Somewhat crowded on the trail itself, but there are so many exposed ledges up top that you're sure to find a place of your own to relax and enjoy the views.

Great, short hike.
Amazing views from numerous ledges.

Absolutely gorgeous. But I wouldn't have rated it easy. Easy to moderate. Couple of really steep spots but gorgeous!!

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8 days ago

New hikers, fun challenge, kid friendly (14 and 12yo), fabulous views!

great trail. easy enough for a 3 year old.

Nice hike relatively quickly and easy. The story and history you get along with the view was pretty neat.

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16 days ago

Gorgeous trail and spectacular views at the top.

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22 days ago

My 4-year-old and I did the blue and red trails (about 1.8 miles) and had a great time! It was JUST long enough. The scenic overlook was great for a picnic! Easy terrain, well marked, and not super busy. Only downside is the tiny parking lot. We got there early enough that we didn't have to wait, but there were others that were waiting for a spot when we came off the trail. Otherwise, loved it! Perfect for new hikers and kiddos.

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23 days ago

A really great trail to take the family. Relatively easy if you are a hiker but doable if you're not. Some really nice views at the top and worth the trip! And super easy to get to (only a few minutes) from downtown Camden.