When autumn paints Camden, Maine, in hues of gold and crimson, it becomes a haven for families seeking unforgettable moments amidst the fall splendor. With a plethora of kid-friendly activities, Camden transforms into a playground of laughter and joy during the fall season. In this guide, we'll explore the best family-friendly activities, from pumpkin picking to enchanting hayrides, and offer valuable tips to ensure your family trip to Camden is nothing short of magical.
Apple Picking Adventures:
One of the quintessential fall activities for families is visiting an apple orchard. Just a few minutes outside of town is Hope Orchards, renowned for its diverse selection of crisp apple varieties. Visitors flock here in the fall to partake in the cherished tradition of apple picking amidst the vibrant hues of autumn. The orchard also offers a farmstand with delicious treats, pressed cider, and their popular apple crisp mix
Navigating Corn Mazes:
Getting lost in a corn maze is an adventure that families cherish. Head to a local farm like Beth’s Farm in Warren, which hosts an intricate corn maze every fall. Guide your family through the twists and turns, working together to find the exit. It's a fun and engaging activity that promotes teamwork and problem-solving skills while surrounded by the beauty of fall. Take the hayride into the maze and enjoy some time climbing up their hay pyramid before heading into the maze.
Ride the Lift at the Camden Snow Bowl
The Camden Snow Bowl is one of the premier attractions, in Camden Maine. Camden is known as the town where “the mountains meet the sea” and no place is more iconic for this vista. A ride on the lift gives you access to amazing aerial views over the tops of trees, eventually reaching the summit with sweeping vistas of Penobscot Bay. Hike back down for some exercise and to work up an appetite for the evening.
Enjoy the Flavors of the Local Cuisine.
Barren’s Distillery and Restaurant on the Wharf has something for everyone in the family. Adults can enjoy some of their many locally distilled spirits, while kids can play video games in their casual dining room. Their fish and chips and nachos are the best around. An outdoor patio for warm fall days makes the perfect spot to take in the scenery on the harbor. Create a team and show off your knowledge at their Trivia Nights
Do this all from your base at the Crew Quarters! If they’re booked, there are plenty of lovely inns in town, too!