Category Archives: Outdoor Activities

Before you forget winter in Camden, ME

March 2, 2017 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

Before you forget winter in Camden, ME, we want to show pictures on just how beautiful it is. It is hard to believe that 2 weeks ago, we had 30 inches of snow. Now with the warmer temperatures and rain, lots of snow is melting.

winter camden, me; front of Hawthorn Inn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Affordable NE School Vacation Week Your Family Will Love

February 9, 2017 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

A vacation in MidCoast Maine is the affordable NE school vacation week your family will love! Regardless if your family loves the great outdoors, or prefers being inside, MidCoast Maine offers a cost-effective way to vacation with your children.

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Camden Maine Winterfest

January 18, 2017 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

Camden Maine Winterfest is another reason to get outdoors and enjoy what midcoast Maine has to offer. New York Times Travel speaks of the U. S. National Toboggan Championship as a reason to gather in the cold, dark months of the year to have some fun! The Camden Maine Winterfest began as an extension of that fun. It is more than a week long event. It starts on Saturday, February 4 with community ice sculpting in the Camden Public Library Amphitheater. For a complete list of all of the activities click here.

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Glacier Ice Bar

January 11, 2017 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

A visit to Samoset’s Glacier Ice bar is a “must-see” outdoor winter activity in the Maine midcoast. Samoset’s Executive Chef, Tim Pierce, and his team carve over 20,000 pounds of crystal-clear ice into one of the “hottest and coolest lounges” found in Maine for two January weekends a year.

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Gardens Aglow 2016

November 7, 2016 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

As the leaves fall, I start counting down the days for Gardens Aglow 2016.  The staff at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens transform the upper gardens into the biggest and brightest holiday light display in Maine. The display lights up Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings (4:00 pm to 9 pm) November 18 through December 31, 2016. Last year, the first year, was absolutely amazing! I am an admitted holiday junkie therefore love this stuff!!

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Lobstering boat tour

August 29, 2016 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

Learn about lobstering and enjoy the Camden Harbor aboard the Lively Lady, a lobstering boat tour. It is a fun activity for kids of all ages.

The Lively Lady has become one of our favorite Camden Harbor activities to share with guests.  “Kids” of all ages enjoy it! My niece and nephews that range from 6 to 13 years old as well as my 21 year old daughter and her friend thought is was one of the favorite things to do during their visit to Camden, Maine.

lobstering; 21 year old "kid" holding a lobster

21 year old “kid” holding a lobster during a lobster boat tour.

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Kennebec Whitewater River Rafting

July 17, 2016 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

Camden, Maine is more than just a stop off between Portland and Bar Harbor.  Camden is a great destination to use as home-base for outdoor adventures.  A Kennebec Whitewater River Rafting trip with North Country Rivers is a great adventure and an easy day trip from Camden.  It takes two hours to get there. You raft all day and then drive back to Camden in time for dinner.  Alternatively, you can eat in any number of interesting places between Bingham and Camden.

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Spruce Mountain Hike

May 2, 2016 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

The short easy Spruce Mountain Hike provides amazing views of the surrounding mountains, lakes and Penobscot Bay.

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Hike Bald Rock Mountain

April 20, 2016 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

Bald Rock Mountain is one of the highest mountain tops in Camden Hills State Park at 1200 feet. The climb to the top is easy to moderate. One is rewarded at the end of the climb with a majestic view of west Penobscot Bay including Camden, Rockport and Rockland harbors. 

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