Peter and Meg's Local & Maine Vacation Guide

For additional information go to MaineGuide.com or the Belfast Chamber of Commerce (207) 338-5900.

Where to Stay: Belfast Area

Alden Inn Bed & Breakfast
Classic architecture, quiet and relaxing, farm-to-table breakfast, reasonable rates. Near town (207) 338-2151

Belfast Breeze Inn
Newly renovated with jazz bar, “breakfast-in-bed” option and cooking classes. Just south of town on Rt. 1, (207) 505-5231

The Jeweled Turret Inn Bed & Breakfast
Elegant Victorian rooms, private baths, delightful breakfast, a favorite for years. 16 Pearl Street, (207) 338-2304

Belfast Bay Inn
Popular with HV families. 4-diamond boutique select in-town hotel, near shops, galleries, eateries and harbor pier. Breakfast included. (207) 338-5600

Colonial Gables Efficiency Cottages
Studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms, clean and inexpensive, on a beach by the ocean. North of town and recommended by parents (207) 338-4000

Belfast Harbor Inn
Popular motel with HVC families, six acres on ocean, moorings. Pool, cable, restaurant. Route 1 north of town (800) 545-8576, (207) 338-2740

Fireside Inn (formerly Comfort Inn)
Game room, indoor pool, cable. Route 1 north of town (207) 338-2090, (800) 228-5150

Point Lookout Resort Cabins
Modern luxury cabins, 1-3 bedrooms, and access to hiking, tennis, fitness center, dining, etc. In Northport, 10 min. South of Belfast. (207) 789-2000

Where to Stay: Camden Area

Youngtown Inn B & B
"Casual elegance with genuine French country charm." Lovely atmosphere and fine dining. Off the beaten path on Route 52, inland from Camden. (207) 763-4290

Bay Leaf Cottages & Bistro
Located between Camden and Belfast overlooking the Penobscot Bay. Bay Leaf designer cottages and theme motel rooms offer all the charm of a B&B without the cost.(207) 706-7929 or 1-888-902-7929.

Camden Harbor Inn
Classic country inn, full breakfast, fine dining at Natalie's, excellent location. Ask for room with private bath. A walk to restaurants, shops, etc. (207) 236- 4200

Hawthorne Inn B & B
Recommended, classy range of accommodations, short walk to town, afternoon tea. Route 1 north of town. (207) 236- 8842

Norumbega B & B
Top-of-the-line accommodations, ocean views, owner was an instructor at Culinary Inst. and committed to fresh cuisine. Route 1 north of town. (207) 236-4646

Birchwood Sustainable Lodging
Roadside inn and farmette. Clean, green and a gorgeous bay view. Owned and operated by HVC Alumni! (207) 236-4204

The Inn at Ocean's Edge
Luxurious lodging on 22 waterfront acres, vanishing edge heated pool, elegant dining, and small hotel amenities. Route 1 five miles north of town. (207) 236- 0945

The Country Inn
2 room suites, indoor pool, fitness center, child friendly, family atmosphere. On Route 1 south of town. (207) 236- 2725

Mount Battie Motel
Aprox. 3.5 miles from Camden located on Route 1. Offering motel privacy with B&B hospitality, free WIFI. (207) 236-3870

Places to Visit: Towns

Belfast: Cozy Maine coastal town; antique stores and galleries; restaurants, gift shops, waterfront, parks, etc. Not as "touristy" as Camden. 17 miles from camp.

Camden: Picturesque harbor town, popular with tourists; art galleries, some high-end shops, sail cruises. 30 miles from camp.

Rockport: Lovely old fishing village. Home of Andre the Seal, the Vesper Gardens at the Children's Chapel, and belted Galloway cows. 35 miles from camp.

Bar Harbor: Busy tourist town near Acadia National Park. Stay at The Ivy Manor or explore smaller towns (Southwest or Bass Harbor, etc) nearby. 2 hours from camp.

Freeport: Home of the L.L. Bean and 100 outlets. Shopping for the most committed, 1.5 hours from camp.

Liberty Village: Home of renowned Liberty Tool, the famous octagonal post office, and the Liberty Graphics T-Shirt Outlet, a staff favorite. It's not Freeport, but it's only 12 minutes away!

Places to Visit: Outdoors 

The Kassens kayaking at Acadia Nat'l Park post-camp.

Lake St. George State Park: Public beach, nice lake. 7 miles from camp.

Moose Point State Park: Nice oceanfront picnic area with a short coastal hike. Just North of Belfast on Route 1.

Camden Hills State Park/ Mount Battie: Hiking, classic Maine rocky coastline, gorgeous views of the bay, campsites. 30 miles from camp, just north of Camden.

Pemaquid Point: Beautiful rocky point with picturesque light-house. State beach and snackbar nearby. 1+ hour from camp.

Reid State Park: 1.5 miles of white sand beach and rocky coast. 1.5 hours from camp near Bath.

Acadia National Park: Hiking, biking and much more where "the mountains meet the sea." 2 hours from camp. 

Kennebec River White Water Rafting: Try it at least once in your life! Our chem-free camper trips are guided wonderfully and professionally by Adventure Bound. 2 hours northwest at The Forks.

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