It may surprise you to know that the midcoast of Maine, best known for lobsters and lighthouses, is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. In fact, some of midcoast Maine’s top outdoor activities are within an easy drive of our beautiful Victorian Inn in Rockland. With Camden Hills State Park right around the corner from us and the vast Atlantic Ocean at our doorstep, it may be the only place on earth where you can enjoy a mountain to sea adventure.
Depending on how you want to spend the day, mid-coast Maine offers you the opportunity to hike to the summit of Mt. Battie in the morning and set out on an exploration of Penobscot Bay by boat in the afternoon. Sailing, kayaking, hiking, and biking each present their own perspective of Maine’s natural beauty.
So, lace up your hiking boots, break out your bikes and kayaks, and head to the midcoast of Maine for an outdoor adventure you won’t soon forget. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite ways to experience the great outdoors in Maine.
Striking out on foot to explore a new trail can be a rich and rewarding experience. Whether you’re in the mood for a soulful stroll along the seashore or a trek to a mountaintop for a breathtaking view, we can point you in the right direction. Consult our Best Hiking Trails Near Rockland and Camden ME blog to get the lowdown on some of our favorite hikes.
As far as simple pleasures go, nothing can compare to hopping on a bike and pedaling along the coast with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. When you get off the main drag and venture into some of Maine’s pretty fishing villages, like Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde, you’ll find the heart of Maine. Take any of our recommended bike routes to seek out historical landmarks, hidden beaches, and spectacular ocean views.
On the Water
Getting out on the water along the coast of Maine may just be the ideal way to spend the day. Choose from a variety of trips and tours that explore Penobscot Bay. Whale watching, puffin cruises, and harbor tours are among our favorite excursions to recommend to our guests. Or just hop on a ferry to Monhegan Island or Vinalhaven to have an adventure at sea.
Fair skies and following winds so go the mariner’s wish for a good day spent at sea. And sailing along the coast of Maine may just be the most thrilling way to experience it. Known for its windjammers, schooners, and sloops, Rockland celebrates its sailing traditions with annual festivals and revelries. But getting out on the water on an authentic Maine windjammer reveals the true joy of wind-powered travel by sea. Several tour operators offer day trips sailing out of both Rockland and Camden. Consult our Sailing the Coast of Maine blog for contact information.
The coast of Maine is a kayaker’s dream destination. Rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, and, of course, the open ocean draw paddlers from near and far. Whether you’re new to the sport or an avid fan, several outfitters offer instruction and equipment to guided trips with an expert. Our blog, Your Guide to Kayaking in Mid-Coast Maine provides great information on where to find a kayak adventure in our neck of the woods.
Get ready to get out on the water, hike, or bike on your next visit to the Berry Manor Inn in Rockland. Find out why our region is home to midcoast Maine’s top outdoor activities. We’re certain once you’ve explored the great outdoors here, you’ll be back again and again.
Published: May 2022