USA/ME: Camden

Camden is another waterfront historic town in main along the coast on the way north, which originated in the 18th century as a finishing and trading post. Camden is known as “the jewel of Maine’s coast” for its location, views, and well-preserved architecture. The old town is just a crossroads of two streets, but it’s packed with centuries-old brick buildings, old pharmacies, antique shops and restaurant, loads of souvenir shops, and even a local Sea Dog Brewing Company offering a good array of craft beers. The town’s harbor is also very picturesque, packed with boats large and small. While the actual population is only about 5K, it triples in the summer months with flocks of tourists – the harbor is the entry point to the Penobscot Bay.