A local, with a little
Maine Humor, would give you directions like this:
"They call it "DownEast" because when sailing
back to Maine
from southern New England ports
like Boston or New York, you
sailed down wind and east/northeast.
It turns out, now that we
have cars and planes, you still head the same way!
It's easy to get to Camden, Maine and you can have a lot fun
getting here too! Here's a
map to help.
You can fly to
New York, Boston, MA, Manchester, NH,
Portland or even Rockland,
Maine and drive the rest of it, stopping at all
kinds of interesting sites along the way.
Or, you can just get on Rt. 95 which will take you from the
New Hampshire/Maine border to Portland, Maine. Then take Rt. 295
through downtown Portland,
stay right on Rt. 295 to exit 28.
You can stop and shop in Freeport at L.L. Bean for all that outdoor
gear you'll need for vacationing
in Maine like everything for fishing, biking, hiking, canoeing,
kayaking plus a whole lot of other stores
just in case you have something else in mind too. (That's exit 20
Well, when you get back on Rt. 295 from shopping in Freeport, going North
still remember, take exit 28
at Brunswick and
drive right up Rt. 1 through Brunswick, Wisscassett and Waldoboro.
Now, you've got your choice - stay right
on Rt. 1 through Warren, Thomaston,
Rockland and Rockport
right into Camden The Inns are on the right going down the hill into
Or, in Warren, take a left on Rt. 90 and follow it right up
to Rockport to save a few minutes. Turn left
back onto Rt. 1
going North and when you come
into Camden, the Inns are on
the right, going down the
hill into town. That's Elm street, you know. The Inns
are at #82..
Just in case, there's one of those new fangled
Google maps just below and they'll give you
from your door to ours for free! Can you believe it?
There's also a story below on ways to have fun getting to the Inns
at Blackberry Common in Camden,
Maine and some ideas on what to do once you get here. Some good!