If outdoor recreation is on your list of things to do, you’ve come to the right place! How about a great hike, sea kayaking adventure, island bicycle tour, or schooner trip? Well, you can enjoy them all just a short stroll away from Grand Harbor Inn. Don’t forget the winter months, with activities such as downhill and xc skiing, snowshoeing or ice skating located right in our own backyard.
Maine Sport Outfitters
Our sister company, Maine Sport Outfitters, is committed to providing quality products, exceptional service and dynamic programs that inspire a lifelong passion for the outdoors through experience, education and outreach. With their flagship retail store in Rockport, located just 1.5 miles from downtown Camden, and their smaller Camden store located right on Main St. beneath the Lord Camden Inn, the ability to shop Maine Sport couldn’t be any more convenient.
Maine Sport Outfitters offers guided sea kayaking tours, led by Registered Maine Guides. In addition to a variety of sea kayak day tours, Maine Sport also offers standup paddle board (SUP) tours and instruction, locally guided hikes, lake and river kayak tours, as well as rental equipment for your own self-guided canoe, kayak or bicycle adventure.
Guests of Grand Harbor Inn can receive 15% OFF on any Maine Sport Adventure or Outdoor Gear Rental. When booking online, use the promotional code “BVC15ms” and save big! Rentals discount applies for in-store pickup only. Other restrictions may apply.
Camden Harbor Kayak Tours
After some basic paddling and safety instruction from your Registered Maine Guide, you’ll paddle at a leisurely pace towards Curtis Island, past cruising yachts, historic schooners, and a working lighthouse.
SUP Explore Tour
Our SUP instructors will walk each participant through the basic SUP skills before paddling on the beautiful Megunticook Lake or the more protected Megunticook River.
Outdoor Gear Rentals
Maine Sport rents gear for just about any outdoor adventure, year-round. Choose from bicycles, kayaks & canoes, SUPs, camping gear, snowshoes, ice skates, xc & downhill skis, and much more.
Experience the Schooner Appledore, a traditional 86-foot wooden Windjammer, which offers two-hour tours out of Camden Harbor. Enjoy a sightseeing daysail on Penobscot Bay, where you can observe first-hand the wildlife, islands, lighthouses, lobster boats, and beautiful coast of Downeast Maine. The Appledore also offers charter sails for weddings, parties, family reunions, or any event that would be fun at sea. For more information, give them a call at (207) 236-8353, or visit appledore2.com.
A 54-foot sloop, built by Palmer Johnson and designed by Sparkman and Stephens. Anjacaa was built for racing and cruising with a centerboard rig, designed so that she could get into most Maine harbors at any tide. Anjacaa is the perfect boat for private charters — a chartered sail can last from two hours to all day or even overnight. For more information, call (207) 236-4687 or visit www.sailanjacaa.com.
Camden Hills State Park
Nearby Camden Hills State Park offers unlimited hiking opportunities with incredible views of Penobscot Bay and Megunticook Lake atop Mt. Battie and Mt. Megunticook. Not into hiking, then consider their auto road to the top of Mt. Battie where you can drive to the top for a small fee and take in the views.
Camden Snow Bowl
The Camden Snow Bowl is a community owned ski and recreation area. From the summit of 1300′ Ragged Mountain, skiers and riders have an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to alpine skiing and snowboarding, there are many other winter activities available at the Snow Bowl. A snow tubing slope provides fun for all family members, ice skating on Hosmer Pond and a thrilling 400′ toboggan chute. The National Toboggan Championships are held here the first weekend of February. There is also a cross country ski and snowshoeing trail available.