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 appointment.
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!