Things to Do


Midcoast Maine offers endless opportunities for exciting day trips and activities, no matter the time of year. Whether you’re looking for a restful, relaxing day shopping in Camden’s myriad of shops and galleries, or visiting our area’s award-winning, chef-owned restaurants, we here at the Green Gables Inn know you will enjoy your vacation stay.

Local award-winning vineyards and heritage farms invite you to discover and taste some of the amazing wines and locally grown fare. Planning an adventure hiking on nearby Mt. Battie, a drive to the hiking trials of Acadia National Park, or a day sail on one of the many schooners that sail out of Camden Harbor should be high on your list when you visit Camden. The schooner fleet, the largest of its kind, offers truly unique sailing experiences that will be remembered forever. If you have a more comprehensive sailing adventure in mind, daily and weekly charters of classic vintage sailing yachts are also available out of Camden Harbor.

The Maine Midcoast has a rich history and deep links to some of the most influential art and artists in America and the world. The Farnsworth Art Museum and the Wyeth Center in neighboring Rockland display works by some of the great names in 18th- and 19th-century art and have ever changing creative and interesting special exhibits. The Wyeth Center showcases three generations of this first family of American art with an impressive collection of Maine-related artwork by N.C. Wyeth, his son Andrew Wyeth and Andrew’s son, James Wyeth. Additionally, the Penobscot Marine Museum complex in nearby Searsport is comprised of many original town buildings, including a former sea captain’s home, regional watercraft collections, art exhibits and films.

The Inn is convenient to golf at the Goose River, Samoset, or Rockland Golf Club courses, and a quiet public beach (a great spot that is often missed, and a great place to witness the sunrise over the harbor). Of the many activities that are available in Camden and the unspoiled surrounding region, we love the guided bike tours, sea kayaking or fresh water kayaking tours, and freshwater fishing in nearby picturesque Lake Megunticook.

What would a trip to Maine be without a visit to a lighthouse? Maine has countless lighthouse along its rugged shoreline, an idyllic drive from Camden down the coast towards Damariscotta offers amazing vistas of six iconic lighthouses.

Green Gables Inn is the perfect “home base” for any adventures you have planned or are going to discover.

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For more information on things to do in our area, be sure to visit the Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce website.