Whatever your idea of the perfect escape, you just may find it in the Lincolnville, Camden Maine area.
From the drama of the rocky Maine coast to the tranquility of lush green mountains, Lincolnville’s natural beauty offers something for everyone in every season. Explore our beach and watch the ferry make its way to the island of Islesboro. Kayak in a freshwater lake or cross-country ski through wooded trails.
Browse our craft shops and fine art galleries. Watch lobster boats haul in the catch of the day, or hike up a mountain for the breathtaking sight of a Penobscot Bay sunset.The warmth of spring and summer brings almost endless activities in our area. Spectacular, expansive, and right outside the door. Camden Hills State Park, most of it within Lincolnville town limits, offers more than 30 miles of hiking and cross-country-skiing trails, some with Camden harbor views from atop 780-foot Mount Battie. The massive “ponds” (Norton, Coleman, Pitcher) are peaceful redoubts for swimming and canoeing. Activities such as biking the miles of country roads, fishing, swimming at Lincolnville Beach, and canoeing on Lake Megunticook, or a relaxing walk in Fernalds Neck Nature Conservancy are among just some of the many things to do locally.Autumn is perhaps the most perfect time of year to visit Lincolnville. Embrace the crisp fall air and breathtaking foliage as you drive through miles of tree lined roads which give way to brilliant mountain and coastal scenery. Stop by one of our local farm stands and pick up freshly pressed apple cider and organic produce.
Experiencing winter in Lincolnville is a delight you may not expect.. The scenery is stunning with blankets of snow which seem to twinkle in the sunlight. There is an abundance of winter sports from miles of trails for cross country skiing, to peaceful ice skating on the lakes and ponds. Enjoy winter festivals such as the Lincolnville Winter Carnival and Cellar Door Winery Winterfest. How about a romantic sleigh ride for two?…………did someone mention Dog Sledding? Back at the Youngtown Inn, wrap up the day by warming your toes by a cozy fireplace while sipping hot cocoa. Nothing beats a Maine winter………..
Located just north of the Camden area is the quiet, quaint, coastal village of Lincolnville. The town is home to the mainland terminal for the state ferry to Islesboro, but Lincolnville is more than just a waypoint. This port is a fascinating little town with its sand beach and art galleries and many things to do: sailing, kayaking, hiking, swimming, shopping, cross-country skiing, apple-picking … the options are endless. Lincolnville attracts people from all walks: artists, writers, boatbuilders, even Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe.
Most of Camden Hills State Park is located in Lincolnville. The State park offers more than 30 miles of trails, many with harbor views. The Park is well-known, in part, for its Mt. Battie, atop of which, one of America’s greatest poets, Edna St. Vincent Millay, wrote her famous poem, Renascence. From the top of Mt. Battie, visitors can see Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. The Park features a campground with many sites, some available by reservation through the Maine State Parks System, others available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Park has hot showers and restroom facilities.
If you are looking for great lodging with walls, The Youngtown Inn is a charming 1810 farmhouse. The house was the center of the Young Family poultry and dairy farm for more than 7 generations. The Youngtown Inn Restaurant offers elegant lodging & dining created by chef and owner Manuel Mercier.
While you are in town, be sure to visit the Cellardoor Winery at the Vineyard. The 5-acre vineyard offers a range of samplings, classes and special wine-related events. In season, they offer daily complimentary wine tastings, as well as food and wine pairings featuring artisan food, chocolate and cheese makers every Sunday. They offer a selection of prepared sandwiches and salads, as well cooking classes with local celebrity chefs.
More things to do while visiting Lincolnville:
Autumn apple picking at: Seawall Orchard
Visit the Lincolnville Historical society and School House Museum
View and purchase beautiful artwork by J.M. Rodgers at the Rodgers Art Gallery
Enjoy sightseeing and a catered picnic on a secluded beach with Island Picnics
Explore Maine’s coast with guided tours from Ducktrap Kayak – (207)236-8608
For more information about Lincolnville, please visit: www.visitlincolnville.com
The Camden / Rockport area is filled with cultural highlights, theatre, shopping and so much more….
Camden harbor is just a short 4 1/2 mile drive from Lincolnville. Visit the sites of Camden and Rockport, sample tastes of the season, attend a show at the Camden Opera House or take a windjammer cruise.
Below are links to more activities in the Camden-Rockport area:
View wonderful art collections at the Farnsworth Art Museum
Learn transportation history at the Owls Head Transportation Museum
Attend a concert or summer concert festival at Bay Chamber Concerts
Enjoy the many summer and winter activities at Camden Snow Bowl
Shop outdoor gear, clothing and foot ware at Maine Sport Outfitters
How about a guided fishing trip with Georges River Outfitters
Take a DAY TRIP to Isleboro Island. Explore the quaint village, shops and Historical Society. Hike around the island and visit Grindle Point Light. The island remains largely unchanged from the turn of the century days of a grand, but informal, resort community. Located about three miles off the coast, the island can be reached by ferry. Catch the ferry right from Lincolnville Beach.