Rocky shorelines, quiet country byways and mountaintops with ocean views make Midcoast Maine a unique cycling vacation destination. Whether you prefer bicycling our uncrowded and driver friendly back roads or our challenging off road terrain, the Camden area has a cycling smorgasbord for you!
Your innkeeper, Jim, is an avid cyclist and knows the best rides in the area. Jim will send you off with route maps and recommend rides based on your skill and desires for a day’s adventure. Relaxing country road rides of 3 to 5 miles with ocean views pedaling past our famed “oreo cookie” cows begin right at the Inn. For the more adventurous, rides of 25 to 100 miles give you all the challenge you desire!
Looking for a Maine bicycling vacation experience? We are proud to partner with Summerfeet Cycling , a Maine based company, hosting their guests on all inclusive coastal bicycling adventures.
Choose from several trips – each perfectly planned for your enjoyment. Ask us for details.
Excellent cycle shops are nearby. They are happy to help you with repairs, gear or quality touring bike or high end bicycle rentals. Group rides, organized by local clubs, are regularly scheduled throughout the season.
Want to take along a picnic? We’re happy to pack one for you or to tell you about little places to stop for lunch along the way. And, don’t forget your camera! Wherever you ride, you’ll bring home memories of Maine!
Hiking & Walking
Midcoast Maine is a walkers and hikers paradise!
Whether you prefer a leisurely walk along treelined village streets to quiet coastal coves or an ambitious hike up the face of a rocky peak, Camden is the perfect location!
Within only a few blocks of the Inns At Blackberry Common you can be at the trailhead of a great hike leading you to the top of Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park . Whether you take this trail, or the more leisurely Nature Trail to the top, getting to the top of Mt. Battie is a MUST for any Camden vacation.
Camden Hills State Park has over 30 miles of trails including some with miles of ridge top paths with panoramic 360 degree views of mountains, lakes and Penobscot Bay dotted with islands.
The Georges River Land Trust offers thirty us miles of trails with rugged mountains, deep forests, quiet hills and glimpses of ocean.
Camden’s Coastal Mountain Land Trust protects our farms, forests and water resources. They have conserved over 15,000 acres of land and much of this is available for hiking. The Inns At Blackberry Common are a member of the Trust and each year we get our organic blueberries from their blueberry barrens. If you are here during blueberry harvest time, it is an experience not to be missed. The lands they steward include mountains, coastal island, bogs, rivers and watersheds. Come, hike the trails, visit the newly restored Beech Hill hut and ask us how you can help with their efforts.
Yankee Magazine has deemed the walk from Rockport to Camden as “The Most Beautiful Walk In the World” and we believe it is! It is a wonderful walk along tree shaded village streets, country lanes past our “Oreo Cookie Cows” (Belted Galloways) and rocky scenic byways. It is lovely anytime of year…but spectacular in autumn’s colors.
Let us help you plan several wonderful walks and hikes while you are here with us in Camden . Take a picnic lunch along…bring your camera…and we’ve got the binoculars and backpack set aside for you!