Adventure

Tips for Biking in Camden

Spring has finally sprung in midcoast Maine and that means we have many months of warm weather to enjoy. Our boutique Camden hotel is open for the season, and we're welcoming guests who love the slower pace of this small seaside town. We think one of the best ways to get into vacation mode is to explore the area by bike. When biking in Camden, you'll find trails and routes for both mountain bikers and road riders, whether you're looking for a long loop to stretch your legs or a short sightseeing pedal in and around town. Biking in Camden is a great way to enjoy the fresh Maine air and to see the area.

If you need to rent a bike, Maine Sport Outfitters in Camden is the place to go. This outdoor gear shop has bike rentals starting for $34 for the day, which includes a helmet, lock, and even a fix-a-flat kit. Rent a hybrid for riding around town, a road bike for longer loops, or a mountain bike to hit the trails. The bike shop is located in downtown Camden, perfect for riding back to the Whitehall or around town. If you'd like to go farther afield, the shop will rent you a bike rack for your car.

Road bikers will love the 17-mile loop leaving Camden on Route 52 and returning via Routes 235 and 105. This intermediate ride takes you around Megunticook Lake with views of the water from Route 52. The Lincolnville General Store at roughly the halfway mark is a great place to stop and refuel. Mountain bikers should head to Camden Snow Bowl full of trails maintained by the New England Mountain Biking Association. And those looking for an easy loop will love the ride out Bay View Street to Beauchamp Point in Rockport. The 6-mile ride will take you past the area's famous Belted Galloway cows. No matter what adventure you choose, biking in Camden is a great way to enjoy Maine's spectacular spring and summer weather.