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Whether you are planning on relocating or taking a vacation, find out all that Midcoast Maine has to offer! Scroll down to find links to local resources, events and attractions. Feel free to contact us for more information or any questions.

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Local Conferences

Arts & Entertainment


What To Do & See

Chamber of Commerce

Pen Bay Chamber of Commerce Serving Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Lincolnville, Thomaston, Saint George, South Thomaston, Port Clyde, Owls Head
Belfast Area
Chamber of Commerce
SERVING Belfast, Belmont, Brooks, Burnham, Frankfort, Freedon, Isleboro, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Montville, Morrill, Northport, Palermo, Prospect, Searsmont, Searsport, Stockton Springs, Swanville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity, Waldo and Winterport.
Damariscotta Regional Chamber Serving Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Monhegan Island, Newcastle, Nobleboro, South Bristol, Waldoboro

 

Outdoor Activities

Camden Hills     
 State  Park
Camden Hills State Park signature location is the scenic vista high atop Mt. Battie where sweeping views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands await. On a clear day, visitors can see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. Mt. Megunticook, the highest of the Camden Hills - and highest peak on the mainland - is a moderate climb by foot trail. Other hiking opportunities abound and are well-mapped. Download a trail map.

Maine Sport

Kayak Tours

Our selection of Day Tours can accommodate just about any skill level, schedule and budget.
Ragged  Mountain Recreation Area The Camden Snow Bowl is a community owned ski area and really is "where the mountains meet the sea". In addition to alpine skiing and snowboarding, there is snow tubing, ice skating and a thrilling 400' toboggan chute (home of the US Toboggan Nationals). A year round recreation area, the Snow Bowl offers hiking, mountain biking, tennis, ball fields and a summer camp. In the autumn, there are pancake breakfasts, chairlift rides and a mountain festival. Facility rentals are available all year.
Coastal Mountain  Land Trust Hiking For a self-guided tour of three of our most popular and scenic preserves: Beech Hill, Fernalds Neck, and Bald Mountain Preserves:
Georges River Land Trust Hiking Public access to areas of the Georges River watershed region is an important aspect of our mission and we invite you to explore our conservation properties or take a hike on our Georges Highland Path trail network. You can see for yourself what makes this area so special.
 
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens We invite you to experience Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ spectacular 250-acre landscape. Our gardens, trails, and wild spaces are uniquely beautiful and always full of surprises, no matter what the season. Admission is free from November through March.
 
Aldermere Farm

Aldermere Farm, a landmark of midcoast Maine, is one of the world's premier breeders of Belted Galloway cattle. The 136-acre farm is owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, ecological diversity, and working landscapes of the Maine coast. The Trust maintains Aldermere as a working farm and educational center, helping visitors deepen their appreciation for land conservation and sustainable agriculture.

 

Golf Courses

Golf Course Course Location

Goose River Golf Club

Rockport

Northport Golf Club

Northport

Rockland Golf Club

Rockland

Samoset Golf Club

Rockport-Rockland

 

Local Conferences

Conference Description

Pop Tech

PopTech brings together a global community of innovators from many fields to share insights and work together to create lasting change.  One of the highlights of the PopTech experience is the location of the event itself — Camden, Maine. Just 90 minutes north of Portland, Camden is a stunning, sea-side New England town and you'll be joining us during one of the most beautiful times of the year — peak fall foliage season.
Camden Conference The Camden Conference was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit, non-partisan educational organization whose mission is to foster informed discourse on world issues. In the years since, it has convened its annual Conference on the third weekend of February in the historic Camden Opera House, drawing some of the best minds on foreign policy to share their insights and expertise on a range of global issues with the community. Conference topics have included The Making of American Foreign Policy, The Influence of the News Media on Foreign Policy, US-Japan Relations, Globalization, The Politics of Energy and Water, Religion, Global Leadership and a number of conferences focusing on regions of the world.

 

 

Arts & Entertainment

Museum or Gallery Description
Farnsworth Museum & Wyeth Center

Celebrating Maine’s Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists. With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 10,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth. The museum has one of  the nation's largest collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth

Owls Head
Transportation Museum

The Owls Head Transportation Museum has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world. More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages and engines are on permanent display.

Penobscot Marine Museum

Celebrating the maritime culture of Penobscot Bay and beyond!

Camden-Rockport Historical Society

The Camden- Rockport Historical Society is located near the town line of Rockport and Camden, Maine, and maintains the Conway Homestead and grounds, which include the Conway House and Barn, Maple Sugar House, Blacksmith Shop, Victorian Gardens, Caretaker’s Cottage, and the Cramer Museum.

Union Historical Society

The Robbins House is usually open from 9:30 A.M. to 12:00 noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings. You are welcome to visit us and enjoy the displays. Society volunteers will be glad to assist you in your research related to Union history and genealogy.

Lincolnville Historical Society

The School House Museum of the Lincolnville Historical Society is located on the second floor of the 1892 building known as the Beach School. Class for all eight grades was held in this room until 1947 when the town of Lincolnville built a consolidated school five miles inland in Lincolnville Center. In 1994 the Historical Society moved its collection into the restored school room and began to create a museum

Montpelier (General Knox )

The General Henry Knox Museum is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to maintaining Montpelier as a museum and fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of General Knox's life and times, and providing educational, cultural, and community events

Bay View Art Gallery

Our Camden gallery is located in a classically beautiful coastal village with a fine harbor--a popular stopping place for cruising sailing craft from all over the world. Camden has become the destination for tourists not only from nearby New England and mid-Atlantic origins but for an increasing number of guests from across America and beyond. Camden, where the mountains meet the sea, boasts an environment rich in outdoor opportunities, coupled with proximity to The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland and The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport.

Harbor Square Gallery

Thomas O’Donovan moved to Maine in 1981 to open his first studio and gallery in Camden. Today, he continues to provide the vision as artistic director of Harbor Square Gallery, while crafting and designing his unique, signature pieces in collaboration with master carver and goldsmith Glade Sarbach Davis in their studios. O’Donovan lives in the Maine woods with his Golden Retriever, Sophie.

Dowling Walsh Gallery

Dowling Walsh Gallery
365 Main Street
PO Box 524
Rockland, Maine 04841
207.596.0084
info@dowlingwalsh.com

Maine Lighthouse Museum

The mission of the Maine Lighthouse Museum is to educate the public regarding the long standing traditions, heroism and progress of America's Lighthouse and Lifesaving services and the United States Coast Guard through the conservation and interpretation of the nation's most significant collection of lighthouse and lifesaving artifacts. The Maine Lighthouse Museum is located in Rockland, Maine, the heart of the Midcoast. From sparkling lenses to heartwarming stories of the keepers and their families, the Maine Lighthouse Museum is truly America's lighthouse museum.

 

Strand Theater

Strand Theater

 

The Historic Strand Theatre, located in downtown Rockland on the coast of Maine, has been entertaining audience’s since 1923. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the theatre underwent an extensive renovation in 2005, which included new sound and projection equipment, a fully restored interior and exterior, and a bright new marquee