A scenic coastal town, full of unique shops, historic homes, and visiting sailboats.
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Camden Hills State Park
"Where the Mountains Meet the Sea", right off US Route 1.
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A small coastal village with a scenic harbor park and one of Maine's best art galleries.
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Home to the country's largest windjammer fleet, and one of New England's most respected art museums.
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Ledges By The Bay
Ledges By The Bay
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Only minutes south of Camden and set a top a small ledge overlooking Penobscot Bay, the Ledges By The Bay offers affordable Maine Lodging with breathtaking ocean views.
Our motel is the perfect vacation retreat for families, individuals, or small groups who seek affordable waterfront lodging as part of their Maine coast vacation experience.
We are only one of a few motels in Rockport Maine that sits on 9 oceanfront acres with direct access to the shorefront.
For over forty years, the Ledges By The Bay has been welcoming guests, many who return each year to enjoy our spectacular and expansive views of Penobscot Bay and the surrounding islands.
The Ledges By The Bay is a classic Maine motel with breathtaking ocean views. The motel is literally set a top a small ledge overlooking the blue waters of Penobscot Bay
Located in the heart of Midcoast Maine (Rockport), our property is nestled at the foot of a small cove (Glen Cove) which offers panoramic ocean views and quintessential Maine waterfront lodging and shore access on 9 oceanfront acres.
Our hillside location overlooking the bay offers our guests the perfect vantage point to spot tall masted schooners, sleek yachts cruising the bay, and lobster boats hauling their traps right off our shore.
Literally, set a top a ledge, our guests are delighted by the panorama offered from the motel’s commanding location. Here you'll see scores of islands, dozens of sailboats cruising the bay, and a quiet little protected cove.
The Ledges offers four types of guestrooms: Deluxe Oceanview, Superior Oceanview, Standard Oceanview and Economy class accommodations.
Our motel consists of modern rooms which feature beautiful, contemporary styling with either two queen beds, or a single king or single queen, remote control cable TV, high-speed cable internet access, wireless internet access points, and individual heat and air conditioning. Almost every room has a balcony with an ocean view.
Many of our guests have commented that we are one of the best values for Maine oceanfront lodging in the Camden, Maine or the Midcoast Maine area. As such, we are one of the most reviewed local Maine hotels in Midcoast Maine on TripAdvisor.
Our outdoor heated swimming pool has a view of the bay as well.
Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, classic Maine oceanfront lodging, or some rest and relaxation, our waterfront accommodations are designed to make you relax around the scenic beauty of Penobscot Bay.
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How to Get to Camden - whether by air, automobile, train or boat, Camden, Maine is easy to find
Camden is a picturesque town in midcoastal Maine, nestled at the foot of Camden Hills on Penobscot Bay. Located between Portland and Bar Harbor, and less than 200 miles from Boston, Massachusetts, Camden Maine is located on U.S. Route 1. Camden is about four hours northeast of Boston and less than two hours from Portland, Maine.
From Points South
Take Interstate 95 north through NH to the Maine Turnpike (I-95N). Follow the Maine Turnpike to Exit 44, I-295 NORTH towards SO. PORTLAND/PORTLAND DOWNTOWN. Follow I-295N past Portland. I-295N becomes I-95N. Follow I-295/I-95N approximately 18 miles to exit 28, BRUNSWICK/BATH/COASTAL ROUTE/U.S. ROUTE 1. Take exit 28 to U.S. Route 1. Follow U.S. Route 1 North to Route 90 just north of Waldoboro, Maine. Turn left onto Route 90. Follow Route 90 until it meets with U.S. Route 1 in Rockport. Take a left onto U.S. Route 1. Camden is just 2 miles further directly on U.S. Route 1.
Alternate Route from Points South
This is also known as Coastal U.S. Route 1 Bypass: Drive North on I-95 to Exit 27 GARDINER - ROUTE 201. Follow Route 201 into Gardiner and stay straight over bridge. At end of bridge, turn right then take the next left onto Route 226. Follow Route 226 until it ends and take a right onto Route 17. In West Rockport, Route 17 intersects with Route 90. Take a left onto Route 90 and drive until it meets with U.S. Route 1 in Rockport. Take a left onto U.S. Route 1. Camden is just 2 miles further directly on U.S. Route 1.
Yet Another Alternate Route from Points South
Many visitors use this route to bypass the heavy summer traffic on U.S. Route 1. Take I-95 to Exit 109 AUGUSTA and follow Route 17 East toward the City of Rockland. In West Rockport, Route 17 intersects with Route 90. Take a left onto Route 90 and drive until it meets with U.S. Route 1 in Rockport, Maine. Take a left onto U.S. Route 1. Camden is just 2 miles further directly on U.S. Route 1.
From Points North
Drive south on Interstate 95 from Canada, take Exit 45, heading East on I-395 in Bangor. Take the first exit ramp right onto the Route 202 bypass to Hampden. At the end of the bypass turn left onto Route 9, and at the light turn right onto Route 1A South. Route 1A ends at coastal U.S. Route 1 in Stockton Springs. Traveling south will lead you through Searsport, Belfast, Northport, and Lincolnville Beach to Camden, Maine. Camden is directly on U.S. Route 1.
Alternate Route from Points North
From Quebec, Canada: Take 73 South to 173 South. At the U.S. border, 173 South becomes 201 South. Exit 95 South, continue to the City of Augusta. In Augusta, take17 east toward the city of Rockland. In West Rockport, Route 17 intersects with Route 90. Take a left onto Route 90 and drive until it meets with U.S. Route 1 in Rockport. Take a left onto U.S. Route 1. Camden is just 2 miles further directly on U.S. Route 1.
Occasionally, traffic on Maine roads is delayed due to construction or vehicle mishaps. For the latest travel and traffic alert information, visit the Maine State Department of Transportation's website.
Major airlines fly into Portland International Jetport (85 miles south) and Bangor International Airport (65 miles north). Daily commercial air service is also available to Knox County Airport, at Owls Head in Rockland, Maine (15 miles south). There is limousine service from Portland and Bangor airports, and car rentals are available at all three airports. There is also taxi service available from the Knox County Airport.
Concord’s Midcoast Maine Route runs regularly scheduled bus service between Boston and Orono, Maine. The Midcoast Maine Route includes the following stops: Portland, Brunswick, Bowdoin College, Bath, Wiscasset, Damariscotta, Waldoboro, Rockland, Camden/Rockport, Lincolnville, Belfast, Searsport, Bangor and the University of Maine in Orono.
The Amtrak Downeaster Service offers 5 departures daily from Boston to Portland Maine. They offer free high speed wireless internet access aboard the train. The duration of the trip is roughly two hours and there are snacks available, some seating options and you may bring your bicycle aboard. The train leaves out of Boston’s North Station. Car rentals, bus service, and limousine services are available at the Portland train station.
On the Water
You will find Camden, Maine located on scenic Penobscot Bay at: 44i 12.40'N 069i 03.40'W (NOAA Chart #13305).
Taxi & Limousine Services
Here is a list of Taxi and Limousine services that service Camden Maine:
94B Washington St.
Camden, Maine, 04843
Schooner Bay Taxi
12 Moran Dr.
Rockland, ME 04841
Don’s Taxi Service
15 Thomas St.
Camden, Maine, 04843
Belfast Taxi Company
146 Church St.
Belfast, Maine, 04915
P.O. Box 32
South Thomaston, Maine, 04858
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