Some of the things you’ll see when you visit Camden and Rockport Maine are the breathtaking views of mountain and sea, the vibrant downtown shops and restaurants, and the thriving local agriculture. You’ll also notice the selfies! A four-season destination, Midcoast Maine is the perfect place to make memories. To get you started, check out our top 5 most Instagrammable spots to take a photo in Camden and Rockport Maine.
Top of Mt. Battie
Part of Camden Hills State Park, the view from atop Mt. Battie is probably the most shot, shared, and liked photographs taken of our area. The roughly 700′ summit offers sweeping panoramic views of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay, and the footpath trail is a moderate one mile round-trip hike, or a short drive via the State Park Road. Leave yourself some time at the top for all the picture-perfect moments.
57 Megunticook St, Camden, ME – Map It | Visit Website
Curtis Island Overlook
Located at the entrance of the Harbor, the lighthouse on Curtis Island provides a warm welcome to Camden Maine. First built in 1835 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the island itself is now a public park accessible only by boat. But the view on land from Bay View Street is a short walk from any of our Camden Maine hotels. And the Curtis Island Overlook is most definitely Instagram worthy.
148 Bay View St, Camden, ME – Map It
Andre the Seal
Rockport Maine’s beloved friend and mascot, Harry Goodridge first told the story of his seal named Andre in a book published in 1975. When it was adapted as a major motion picture film in 1994, people from all over and all ages fell in love with the harbor seal pup. Commemorated as a life-size statue just steps from our hotel in Rockport Maine, come say hello and snap a photo with this faithful friend.
Rockport Marine Park, Harbor View Drive – Map It
Belted Galloway Cows
A landmark in Rockport Maine for generations, Aldermere Farm is home to a world-renowned working Belted Galloway cattle farm. Known to many as the black and white “oreo cookie” cows, Belted Galloways originated in the mountains of Scotland where they became accustomed to cold winters and warm summers. Today, they are also quite photogenic. A member of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Aldermere Farm attracts visitors for tours, agricultural events and workshops, and pastoral views of peaceful creatures that may cause a road-side selfie stop.
Aldermere Farm, 20 Russell Ave, Rockport, ME – Map It | Visit Website
Part of the Camden Hills State Park, the Maiden Cliff Trail is a moderate to advanced hike of around 1 mile. Though there are lots of photographs to stop and take along the way up, perched 800′ feet above, the cliff itself offers gorgeous views of Megunticook Lake and surrounding mountains. Once you get to the top you’ll want to grab your camera, kick back, and take it all in.
Maiden Cliff Trail, 321-415 Turnpike Dr, Camden, ME – Map It | Visit Website