Spring in Midcoast Maine means warming weather for exploring Camden and the nearby towns on Route One. Adventures await with antique shops, seafood shacks, and a spectacular view of the ocean in every Midcoast town. We love to take a day trip to Lincolnville just north of Camden and in particular its newly reopened general store. After your day trip, our boutique hotel in Camden is a great place to return to. Read on for our best tips for things to do in Lincolnville and enjoy an afternoon exploring the coast.
With only 2,000 residents, Lincolnville is a small town with a hub that centers around the beach and the ferry landing to Islesboro. If you're looking for a quintessential Maine lobster experience, not much beats lunch at The Lobster Pound overlooking the ocean. Its classic seafood menu with chowders, rolls, and baskets of fried seafood earns it loyal fans that return every summer. The newly reopened Lincolnville General Store has quickly gained a dedicated following, known for its hot bar and wood-fired pizza. Owned by the drummer from Phish, Jon Fishman and his wife Briar, who live in Lincolnville, the space was extensively restored, and the store's offerings revamped. The deli uses locally grown ingredients in dishes like tamari-marinated tofu and Indian Korma Grab lunch in the shop or ingredients for a picnic lunch on a hike or at the beach. Craft beer and a great selection of wine round out the offerings at Lincolnville General Store.
On your way back to Camden, consider a stop at Cellardoor Winery. The scenic tasting room overlooks the rolling hills of the winery, with 5-1/2 acres of grapevines. (See our post on the wineries of the Midcoast for more info on Cellardoor Winery). After enjoying an afternoon of all the things to do in Lincolnville, relax at the Whitehall around a firepit and enjoy all that Camden has to offer.