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Mount Battie

Camden Hills State Park, 280 Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843
+1 207-236-3109
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Excellent views across Penobcost Bay and Camden

You can either walk or drive but excellent views from the top looking out to Penobcost Bay and... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Margaret C
Sydney, Australia
Great view of the Penobscot Bay from the summit!

Mt. Battie is a good novice - intermediate hike and, we felt like a moderate walk, so it was... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Morey G
Greenland, New Hampshire
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A one-hour-up/one-hour-back hiking trip is the best way to see this mountain.
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“great view” (133 reviews)
“camden harbor” (167 reviews)
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Camden Hills State Park, 280 Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843
+1 207-236-3109
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

You can either walk or drive but excellent views from the top looking out to Penobcost Bay and Camden area. The walk is worth it as shade provided all along track via trees.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Mt. Battie is a good novice - intermediate hike and, we felt like a moderate walk, so it was perfect. The Park offeres other trails to different summits as well. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Morey G
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Fantastic views of Camden and Penobscot Bay, even on the rainy overcast day that we were there. Observation tower provided a good view of the colorful hills to the west.

Thank M109A7ce
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We stopped here while driving highway 1 from Portland ME to Bar Harbor ME. It's $12 to drive your car to the top or you can hike to the top (not sure if the price is the same if you walk up). It was worth...More

Thank BrussoDallas
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Doesn't begin to compare to the great hikes we had in Acadia on Mount Desert Island. And because you can drive to the top it didn't feel so special to have hiked it! But the new is the best you can get of the harbor!

Thank annandjason187
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Everyone will tell you to go up Mount Battie for views of Camden,...and they are right. It's a fantastic point of view and if you look the other way you see the mountains beyond. There are trails in the area as well, but we did...More

Thank anthro92
Bill E, Manager at Mount Battie, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hi anthro92, The entrance fees are per person and based upon age and residency. Non residents of the State of Maine $6 per person - those 65 or older $2 Children 5-11 $1, under 5 free. Maine residents $4 per person, those 65 or older,...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

We couldn't see the great view because of the fog, but still had a good time walking around the top of the mountain and going to the top of the tower. The views are certainly amazing without fog.

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Went on a foggy damp day with the dogs. What amazing views even with some fog. Walked up the monument and even more stunning views. Highly recommend the trip up.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A must-see. Easy 10-minute drive out of Camden, around $5 entrance per adult. Easily accessible by car. The view is breathtaking and the air crisp.

Thank michelefromearth
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We took the auto road because we didn't have the right shoes to hike. $6 per person is well worth the money. There were plenty of areas to view the gorgeous fall foliage view of Penobscot Bay below! Many trails lead way to gorgeous views...More

Thank tracie i
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Questions & Answers
5 September 2017|
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Response from Bill E | Property representative |
The road is paved, two-laned and 1.5 miles in length. Tour buses and motorhomes can climb/descend it with no problem.
Linda K
12 April 2017|
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Response from midcoast6 | Reviewed this property |
It usually opens in May and closes after Thanksgiving to cars. You can always park and walk up the road year round.
6 December 2016|
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Response from midcoast6 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot so you may always park and hike up the mountain year round. No sledding hills that I know of but the town owns a ski mountain called the snow bowl that you can sled at.