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 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 dining created by chef and owner Manuel Mercier.
Or try the lodging at the Point Lookout Resort, where you can enjoy 387 acres of pristine woodland, gardens and lawns that overlook beautiful Penobscot Bay in mid-coast Maine. This remarkable property offers it all: luxury accommodation in private cottages, fine dining, panoramic views of the breathtaking Maine coastline, a wide range of year-round and seasonal activities, and 106 luxury cottages with one to three bedrooms.
Or try Abbington’s Seaview Motel and Cottages. Abbington’s is a family owned and operated motel that is conveniently located on Route 1. The motel is family-friendly with a pool, grassy lawns, and several ground-level, clean, affordable rooms. Many of the rooms offer ocean views. They also have some pet-friendly cottages.
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.