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Mount Battie

Camden Hills State Park, 280 Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843
+1 207-236-3109
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The best view of best part of the Maine coast

Camden is one of the finest towns on the Maine coast; but to appreciate it properly, it is also... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robert H
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Drop Dead GORGEOUS Views

2 miles from "downtown" Camden, an easy drive (another 2 miles maybe) up the mountain from the Park... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TheMeadowsTravel
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Washington, D.C.
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A one-hour-up/one-hour-back hiking trip is the best way to see this mountain.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“great view” (123 reviews)
“camden harbor” (118 reviews)
“penobscot bay” (111 reviews)
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Camden Hills State Park, 280 Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843
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Reviewed yesterday

Camden is one of the finest towns on the Maine coast; but to appreciate it properly, it is also necessary to go to the top of Mount Battie and look in all directions. It will keep you coming back for more!

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 days ago

2 miles from "downtown" Camden, an easy drive (another 2 miles maybe) up the mountain from the Park entrance ($6 per adult fee) and very nice hiking in a couple of directions from the summit. Truly breathtaking views of the Camden Harbor, the surrounding hills,...More

Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Totally worth the brief auto ride to the top to see the expansive views of the water. We also saw some hikers walking up to the summit. It's not a long walk, probably about an hour at the most. Worth the hike or drive. Gorgeous...More

Thank jcmcgg13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quick little jaunt up the mountain and the payoff is a gorgeous view! Well worth the small fee to enter. We didn't hike but it looks like it would be gorgeous as well

Thank Joyhop
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent view of a beautiful harbor, a favorite place for typical Maine scenery. In high summer or spring, If the breeze is good no bugs, if calm, expect the usual Maine insectivores, come prepared

Thank madogbill
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mount Battie is at the top of an old carriage road in Camden State Hills Park. The view on a good day is amazing. There are two main viewing spots, each faces differently. At one view you have a tower you can climb. It is...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were amazed by the quality of the views after such a short drive up the mountain. Definitely worth your time and the price of park admission. Bring your binoculars!

Thank Whynotsongs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short drive to the top of Mount Battie provides a great view of Camden, the off shore islands and surrounding countryside.

Thank DAG908
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy ride to top, excellent for older, less mobile folks who want that iconic bird's eye view of a Maine harbor town. Might seem pricey as you'll pay for a park pass per person. Maybe skip if you're going to Acadia, but if not, this...More

Thank T_and_P_Mo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a fee to enter the park. The steep drive up is only about a mile long. There are a couple of turn outs to take photographs. Once at the top, the view is stunning. It was a bit hazy the day we went...More

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Linda K
When does the road open for the 2017 season?
12 April 2017|
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Response from Richard R | Reviewed this property |
its open now (daylight hours) and its always open for hiking in winter
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Flmaple
Can we hike up the toll road in the winter, or is it off limits to pedestrians? Also, are there sledding hills in the park? We're planning on being in the area around Christmas and would like to enjoy the park if possible, with young children.
6 December 2016|
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Response from Joyce J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Your best bet of getting accurate information would be to call the park directly. 207-236-3109.
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Ethel G
I should have been more specific - when does the road close for the winter?
29 September 2016|
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Response from Janet S | Reviewed this property |
Camden Hills is open year round except if roads are bad. As far as I know, hiking in any time is permitted.
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