Midcoast Maine

A popular tourist destination for families and summertime adventure seekers, the Camden, Rockport area of Midcoast Maine is an under appreciated fishery. The area offers a variety of fish species to pursue throughout the seasons. Large and smallmouth bass, wild brook trout, brown trout, landlocked salmon, pike, perch, striped bass and mackerel can all be caught within a few miles of one another.

Midcoast Maine also offers some excellent hiking, dining, and entertainment opportunities for the whole family.

Below are some of my favorite attractions and activities:

Places to Eat:

Cafe Miranda, Rockland

A funky little restaurant in downtown Rockland. The food here is amazing and the portions are generous. I really like the ruben and the fried chicken, but they do everything well.

Briar Patch, Appleton

A cool restaurant in my hometown. The Briar patch has exceptional brick oven pizza and bread! The prices are very reasonable and the staff is super welcoming. Make sure you try out their desserts.

Long Grain Restaurant, Camden

A nice Asian inspired eatery in downtown Camden. Their homemade noodles are delicious!

Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville

This local winery is definitely worth a visit. They have a beautiful tasting room in a bucolic setting.

Belfast Co-op, Belfast

A great place to get local and organic groceries! The Co-op also has a deli and cafe where you can grab a bite all day.

Hikes: 

Bald Rock — Lincolnville

This is one of my favorite hikes in the area. The entire loop is about 3 miles. The peak looks east over Penobscot Bay at roughly 1,000 feet. The view is incredible. This is a relatively easy hike.

Maiden’s Cliff — Camden

This is a very popular 800 foot climb. The climb is an easy 2 miles out and back. The view of Megunticook Lake and the surrounding area is impressive.

Places to Visit:

Camden Hills State Park, Camden

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland

Strand Theatre, Rockland

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