Shop 'til you drop…or at least until you want to sit by the harbor and enjoy
the view! From the front door of the Inns At Blackberry Common it is only
about two blocks to the center of the village, where shops line both sides
of Main Street and Bayview Street. Plus there are lots of great shops on the
side streets, tucked away.
The joy of wandering in and out of the shops of downtown Camden is not only
in the shops themselves, but in knowing that the harbor is just beyond that
stack of Maine mugs or fine new windbreaker. Enjoying shopping here means
mixing the experience with lunch overlooking the harbor and a shopping break
to take a sail or enjoy the music in the amphitheatre. The quality of the
shops speaks for itself, and there is something for every taste! Maine
artisans’ collaborative efforts are displayed in more than one shop and our
shop owners, who live and work here year round, can offer you directions and
information while you chat about your new purchase!
Beyond the downtown are galleries, furniture makers, glass blowing and
potters. Antiques abound. And it is all unhurried. Part of the Maine
experience is to slow down and enjoy the browsing. You’ll find that perfect
gift; that perfect memory of your trip.
Most shops are open year round, although many shop owners do take a “winter
break” at some time during the quieter months. Even then, many antique
dealers and artisans are happy to open their shops and studios by
Looking for something special? Just ask us. Your innkeepers are here to make
your Camden vacation perfect in every way. Shopping … without the mall …
what a concept!