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Camden with a young child

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Camden with a young child

We're coming to Camden for a week mid-July and really looking forward to just taking it as we find it. We will have our daughter, who'll be three by then, with us. Are there any 'must-see/do' attractions for young families?

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1. Re: Camden with a young child

Can't offer specifics but urge you to get out onto the water at some point...either a ferry ride out to an island picnic, a sunset cruise on a schooner, etc.

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2. Re: Camden with a young child

Camden is a very scenic area with lots of outdoor things to do, but not so much geared for small children.

I would make sure to stay at a lodging that has a swimming pool if your child enjoys that..

There is a very scenic park in the harbor, but it is more about playing in the grass and picnicking..there are no swings or such.

There are many good restaurants and a few pubs in Camden to enjoy. You can drive to the top of MT Battie for scenic views, or even try hiking some easy trails in Camden Hills State park, but that really depends on your child...whether they can stay focused and would enjoy a short hike in the woods..at three that is questionable.

As suggested there are boat rides, sailboats, lobster boats etc you can go on, a number of gift shops to visit and great outdoors scenery, but not a great deal that is especially focused on young children.

We used to go there when our child was three and it was definitely a great vacation, but our activities were somewhat limited. Now when we go there we kayak, sail, hike and so forth.

That said though, Camden is a personal favorite place to visit and the scenery is spectacular !!

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3. Re: Camden with a young child

Thank you both foryour helpful responses. Can't wait to get there!

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4. Re: Camden with a young child

Here's Camden's suggested activities for children:

camdenmaineexperience.com/things-to-do/…

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