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Camden Maine is truly a unique place on the East Coast. It is amazing how the town keeps its secret. There are amazing hiking trails, several warm lake swimming spots, lake islands you can row out to, an ocean island that is not further than a mile away - if you are strong – you can actually swim to it, and great skiing trails. All of these places are special because anyone can enjoy them. The gradient skill level for these activities start at novice and reaches expert. I like to call Camden the “Soft Adventure” capital of the world. Where else can you check into someones’ house (B&B) drop your stuff, head out the back door and run up a mountain, come back down freshen up, walk 1 block and board a kayak, row out to an island that has 1 resident (the lighthouse keeper)? Rockland is a good place to head when it rains (the Farnsworth Museum), but Camden is the place to be when it is sunny.
Next week an olympian snow boarder (Scott Westcott) will be visiting Camden Maine. I remember seeing an interview with him. He commented that if you can ski in Maine – you can ski anywhere. I totally agree with him. I went skiing in Camden Maine yesterday and the conditions: 40 degrees, windy and ICE. I loved it. You must remember, just go over the ice straight, do not try to turn or swerve and you are fine. I always comment to guests that the Camden Snow Bowl is “family friendly” hoping to get my point across that it is an easy and fun workout. I love these hill for new skiers, particularly my kids. They are learning to ski with confidence and feel comfortable trying new things like jumps and “dinosaur backs”. But, if you compare the hills of the Camden Snow Bowl with trails of Colorado, the extremes are similar. The glade trails of Camden Maine are shorter, but just as difficult and dangerous as Colorado. The trails of Camden Maine are cut narrower then the trails of Colorado, forcing you to swerve from other skiers, stay on course and maneuver your skis to fit narrow places. Our Soft Adventure capital has all extreme skiing factors!
Camden Maine – July ’09
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SMALL TOWN, BIG SOFT ADVENTURE
CHALLENGING ACTIVITY, RELAXING LUXURY, INHERENTLY AFFORDABLE
Soft Adventure travel destinations offer opportunities for challenging activities in unique settings that are physical, but low risk, enjoyable and life enriching. The reward of ultimate comfort after an adventure is cleverly combined. Soft Adventure travelers are discovering the mountains, trails and sea scapes that make Camden Maine the perfect Soft Adventure destination. After hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, rowing, or sailing, Soft Adventure travelers like to relax in luxury,have a gourmet dinner, and stroll this quintessential Maine coast village. Soft Adventure travelers appreciate the intimate lodging experience only a Bed and Breakfast can offer; their hosts have intimate area knowledge of trails, and outfitters, Maine guides, and the quickest way to get to the good stuff. Once they have satisfied their craving for activity, Bed and Breakfast guests relax on a porch and chat with their host, or their companions, or fellow guests, from all over the world, before strolling into town for a gourmet dinner. Kristen Bifulco Innkeeper and owner of the Camden Windward House stated, “Our Bed and Breakfast provides the perfect balance between thrilling nature and indulgent repose. ”
Inherently Affordable – The Best Things in Life Are Free – since many Soft Adventure activities involve the great outdoors, and can be self-guided, many bring their own bikes, kayaks, gear and maps and just do it!
Accessible to the Amateur – With so many qualified guides and instructors, and skillsets that most already possess, Soft Adventure is something most travelers can enjoy with a minium of preparation making it perfect for short trips and weekend getaways.
Soft Adventure in Camden Maine
• Master Maine Guide- Don Kleiner/ Fishing
• Schooner Surprise/Sailing
• Schooner Olad/Sailing
• Schooner Heron/Sailing
• Coastal MountainLand Trust/ Take A Hike Program – Hiking
• Maine Sport Kayaking and Bike Rental
• Camden Snowbowl – Mountain Bike Trails
• Maine Windjammer Association – Overnight Sail trips
• Megunticook Rowing – Rowing lessons
• Acadia Mountain Guides – Rock Climbing – Camden Hills State Park
• Megunticook Lake and Laite Beach – Perfect for swimming.