Friday, September 17, 2010

Camden in the Top 10!!

Camden, Maine has made the list of the Top 10 towns in New England to view foliage, according to Yankee Magazine!! We are not surprised!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Spanish Look at Camden.

Ana Arasanz, a travel writer from Spain, stayed with us at the end of her class at the Acadia Center for English Immersion. Acadia Center is a great school that hosts those wishing to improve their English language skills through immersion in the culture. We have been priviledged to have some of their students stay with us at the Captain Swift Inn. Enjoy Ana's comments and photos of her stay during Lobster Fest.

Sea Kettle Diaries

Kerrie and Brian's trip to Maine and the Captain Swift Inn. Great photos! Anyone else have a great travel blog?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Great Trail To Explore!!

Maine Wine TrailJune 13th, 2010 . by admin
What comes to mind when you think of a Maine? The rocky coast? Mountains? Lobster? Seals, whales and puffins? How about wineries? Probably not. Yet Maine has 15 wineries, the majority of which are located along that rocky coast. Summer is a great time to plan a Maine vacation including a trip along the Maine Wine Trail and the Sebasco Harbor Resort in Sebasco Maine makes a great home base for exploring Midcoast Maine and making a scenic day trip along the Maine Wine Trail.
With 7 wineries concentrated in the area, Mid Coast Maine is a great spot to focus your travels.
Anyone followed this trail, yet?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Children's Vesper Chapel

Another great place to go when you're in Camden, Maine, is the Children's Vesper Chapel. This hidden gem is an open air church, pews with almost no walls. The view out over the ocean is spectacular, as are the gardens covering the grounds. Has anyone been here and would like to comment?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Haunted Tours of Camden, Maine!

Join ‘The Lady in the Red Cloak” for a lantern lit walk exploring the mysterious haunts and untold history of Camden, Maine. A thoroughly enjoyable tour with ghostly stories and interesting history of the town. Cost $10.00 adults. Tours start at 7pm. Check website for dates in July and August.

Forrest Gump Ran Here!!

Marshall Point Lighthouse museum opens Saturday May 29th, for the 2010 season. Marshall Point Lighthouse is located at the end of the St. George peninsula in Port Clyde. The Lighthouse grounds are always open to the public from sunup to dusk every day throughout the year. The museum contains displays, tools and artifacts depicting past and present fishing methods and local stone quarrying history as well as historical data regarding the lighthouse itself. Just a short ride from the Captain Swift Inn in Camden, Maine!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Hike to the tower! One of the most well known sights around Camden is the tower on the top of Mount Battie. Take a picnic lunch and hike up there and you can appreciate the inspiration for the opening stanza of Edna St. Vincent Millays’s famous work, “Renascence.”

“All I could see from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood;
I turned and looked the other way,
And saw three islands in a bay.”

The familiar phrase, “Where the mountains meet the sea,” is seen frequently on brochures all over town, but the real distinction of it goes much further. From the tip of Florida to the Bay of Fundy, along the entire Atlantic coast, Camden is one of only two places where the mountains do meet the sea. The other is, of course Mount Desert, both in Maine.

Camden Hills State Park nestles the town of Camden between Mt. Battie (757 ft) and Mt. Megunticook (1385 ft). This beautiful state park is covered in miles of trails just waiting for you to hike them to the top. There are gorgeous trails of varying levels of difficulty. For those who are unable to hike up, there is an excellent asphalt road to the top.

The road was first built in 1897 by Columbus Buswell, who paid $40 to the owners of the old Fay House near the bottom of the mountain, to get the exclusive right to use the road for 10 years and to collect tolls from others. He leased one square acre at the top of the mountain from the Adam family. There he built Summit House. The house, road and 59 more acres were bought in 1899 by a group of summer residents, the Mt. Battie Association, who remodeled the house into a summer hotel which opened on August 17, 1900.

When fire swept across Mt. Battie in 1918, the house was spared, but in 1920 the Association had torn down as it couldn’t pay for itself. One year later the tower was built on the foundation of the house, using some of the original stones, as the World War I Memorial.
Now it awaits Camden’s many visitors to come see the area from the top of the tower!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


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