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Best things to do in Camden

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Trail
“This beautiful park is less than an hour away! Climb or drive to the top of Mount Battie for awesome views of Penobscot Bay and beyond.”
36 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Stellar food. Paul and Bas and staff have created a gem. Reserve early, especially in summer and if you cannot get a reservation for dinner try, lunch or get takeout. Just do not miss a chance to eat this food!”
37 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A beautiful view of the area on top of the mountain. A nice moderate hike too. Climb up the stairs to a lookout in the old fort tower. I love Battie. I recommend with your family to take the hike up the mountain through the woods. It is really a fun hike.”
29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Happy hour at 40 Paper is the best. You can sit outside on their deck and enjoy $5.00 drinks and appetizers. Their drinks are always interesting and fun.”
17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Located on Camden Harbor and a favorite place for locals and tourists alike. The food is delicious and has a separate bar menu. An outdoor deck on the water. Everyone is friendly.”
14 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“Hannaford's is a full service supermarket located less than 5 minutes away”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“Owned and operated by a Scot who really knows how to create community. Has the best beer on tap and whiskey selection anywhere. Great food at reasonable prices. Fish & Chips are delish , as are burgers and salads, pot pie comfort food and even haggis. Outdoor seating in good weather. Fiddle playing on Friday nights and trivia games midweek. No TV. ”
16 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Great music and shows. Camden Film Festival and Camden Conference just to name a few.”
10 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is a great spot for Breakfast or lunch either before or after a hike or exploring Camden!”
14 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“In town close to pick up something quick, coffee, parties, fresh grab n go items for picnics, hikes or sails. ”
13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hike above the lake for amazing views ( Maiden's Cliff, for one) swim, boat in the fresh clear water. When we go boating on the lase we stay out exploring for hours. So fun to see the islands and all the little ( and big) lakeside camps. In Maine a home on a lake is a camp, on the ocean we call it a cottage.”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great spot for a warm, summer night. Mostly outdoor deck seating. Cocktails are good. Food is decent, a little pricey for the quantity, but you are paying for the harbor view. Good spot for a cocktail and a snack.”
11 locals recommend
Astrologer
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“Vegetarian friendly, reasonably priced, gluten free, vegan options, nice view”
8 locals recommend
Cafe
“Fantastic coffee bar in downtown Camden that believes in supporting local businesses and farms, making earth-friendly choices, and above all, promoting friendship, community, and human connection.”
10 locals recommend
Park
“Great place for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Home of the National Toboggan Races and skiing.”
10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Excellent neighborhood market that has all the necessities some prepared meals and the best pizza in town.”
5 locals recommend