Monday, October 11, 2010

Camden Hills State Park

Camden Hills State Park is located in the Megunticook Mountain Range on the shore of Penobscot Bay. It is a few minutes north of Camden. Its most outstanding feature is the scenic vista atop Mount Battie, which makes it one of Maine’s most popular state parks.

In the 1930s, The National Park Service acquired nearly 5,000 acres of this range. In cooperation with the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Park Service built the Camden Hills Recreation Development Area in the late 1930s to 1940s. Since 1947, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands has administered Camden Hills State Park.

The 5,500 acre park has 30 miles of hiking trails along the shore and in the Megunticook Mountain range, whose peaks rise from near sea level to a height of 1,380 feet. DSCN5027

We took a short hike through Camden Hills State Park along shoreline walk and were treated with some beautiful fall foliage.

DSCN5066 DSCN5029 DSCN5055 foliage collage We found lots of mushrooms along our walk.

shroom collage And saw rushing waters from Penobscot Bay.

DSCN5093 DSCN5095The most popular scenic attractions in the park is the 1.4 mile road to the top of Mount Battie. We drove here and were treated with beautiful panoramic vistas.


Lois Evensen said...

oh, how pretty. What a wonderful time of the year to be there!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We agree Lois, this is a GREAT time of year to be in Maine and our hike through park was on such a beautiful day - NO rain or fog!

Elaine said...

Wonderful photos!

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