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Camden Historic Landmarks

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Those of us who live in Camden are lucky enough to be surrounded by history in almost every corner of our town. Camden has been built by experts in their fields who have left us with their treasures scattered throughout the area.

For example, our much-loved Camden Harbor Park was designed by the Olmsted brothers who, after inheriting the nation’s first landscape architecture business from their father Frederick Law Olmsted (who designed Central Park), went on to play an influential role in creating the National Park Service and were among the founding members of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Camden’s amphitheater was designed by Fletcher Steele, a landscape architect who designed over 700 gardens in his lifetime.

The Camden Yacht Club was established by Cyrus Curtis, founder of Curtis Publishing Company, which published the Ladies’ Home Journal (Cyrus’s wife Louisa Knapp was the original editor) and the Saturday Evening Post. Curtis also found Curtis-Martin Newspapers, Inc. which controlled several newspapers including the Public Ledger, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Evening Post.

History has carried so many great names through our humble town, many of them leaving their mark for us to enjoy. If you haven’t yet experienced the rich history Camden has to offer, come see for yourself.

End of Winter Activities

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

We’re ready for spring, but if you want to make the most of these last few wintery weeks, here are some places to take advantage of the cold weather:

Camden Hills State Park
A popular spot in summer, Camden Hills State Park stays busy throughout the winter months as well. Well-groomed trails allow for year-round hiking and snowshoeing in the winter.

snowshoeCamden Snow Bowl
With groomed Nordic trails throughout the season, the Snow Bowl offers the perfect opportunity for skiers and snowshoers to enjoy a day outdoors. The 2 mile “22 Tacks” trail connects to a 3 mile loop on a an adjacent property and, when conditions permit, there is both a classic track and a lane for skate skiing.

The winter trail map can be viewed here.

Georges River Land Trust
Parts of the Georges River Land Trust are open for exploration throughout the year. Click above to view the various preserves, plan some winter adventuring, and learn more about places you might like to visit when the weather gets warmer.

Merryspring Nature Center
At the Camden/Rockport border sits the Merryspring Nature Center, a privately owned 66-acre park that’s open year-round. Open to hikers, snowshoers, and skiers, the park also houses an education center and regularly holds a “Talk Series” and weekend workshops.

Of course, we’ll save a spot for you when you’re ready to come warm up by the fire.

Memorial Day Weekend, it’s almost summer!

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Summer is in the air, we can feel it. And we can see it. More out of state plates in the village, people are putting their boats in the water, all the shops are open, flags are flying high.

We’ve been preparing for the summer too here at the Camden Harbour Inn. The garden has been weeded and new plants put in place, the inside has received some touches too, including a few new items in the rooms. More to come of course, we are constantly changing things a bit, a new pillow here or there, a new throw, a new ottoman. It’s fun to add new elements to the rooms and keep things fresh.

We’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces in the coming months. It’s always great to see a returning guest, and we have quite a few. It’s also a pleasure to introduce the Camden Harbour Inn, and Natalie’s, to new guests.

We’ve got some great promotions right now if you are thinking of heading our way soon. The Midweek Promotion is extended through June 21, and with the way the spring has been we’re sure the weather will be delightful. We’ve also got a great Celebrate Spring Package with Cellardoor Winery. This two night package includes dinner at Natalie’s, a massage, our daily champagne breakfast and of course a visit and tasting at Cellardoor Winery. Our good friends at the Winery just earned several awards at the US National Wine Competition and at the International Eastern Wine Competition. After the tour and tasting you’ll see why – and you’ll leave the visit with two bottles of wine as well.

Our Maine Lobster Indulgence Package is a popular summer package, with two nights stay, a four course Grand Lobster Tasting at Natalie’s and a two hour lobster cruise on the Lively Lady Too. If you love lobster you’ll want to experience this.

Speaking of lobster, we’ll be serving our Lobster Tasting Menu starting in June, we’ll be sure to post the details here. We’re excited to see what Geoffroy Deconinck has planned for us all.

Enjoy the three day weekend, and if you are in the area we hope to see you!