Your vacation at Ocean Point Inn isn’t complete without a day trip to Camden-Rockport, only about an hour’s drive from OPI.
The Town of Camden, Maine, is a quaint, beautiful harbortown with many offerings. The town has seasonal events, gift shops, clothing and craft stores and of course restaurants!
A visit is not complete without lunch at the Camden Deli. The restaurant sits in the middle of town and boasts a second floor dining patio with views of the harbor and its sailboats. The food is reasonable and the staff is pleasant. Eat in or get it to go and enjoy it at the top of Mt. Battie!
If you travel north one mile heading out of town on Route 1 you will see an entrance to Camden Hills State Park on your left which is open daily from 9 a.m. to sunset. Upon entering you will pay a small fee and travel up a winding road to the top of Mt. Battie. If you are adventurous you can park at the bottom and trek up the Megunticook Footpath and Adam’s Lookout Trail which is a 2.6 mile round trip hike. You can relax and enjoy a picnic, explore Adam’s Lookout and take in the breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay, Camden Harbor, Mt. Desert Island and other ocean islands. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon!
The view is spectacular and has been shown off in a number of Hollywood movies. The vistas are unmatched especially during Fall Foliage season and for watching fireworks on Independence Day or during Old Schooner Days. You can hike back down or take a leisurely walk down the 0.9 mile auto road to the parking lot.
On your return to the Boothbay peninsula you can stop off in Rockport to see the beloved statue of Andre the Seal who spent more than 20 summers in Rockport after swimming 150+ miles north from the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts each summer.
Continue on to Lincolnville to enjoy one last stop at Cellardoor Winery before returning home to OPI. In addition to offering a free wine tasting, Cellardoor offers Classes & Pairings, a Wine & Gift Shop, a viewing patio and afternoon tours.
What a great day trip to add to your Ocean Point memories!