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Map of Maine

If you’re looking for the authentic Maine experience, this is it. Our stretch of the Midcoast cradles Penobscot Bay, a scenic body of water that features scores of islands, more than a dozen historic lighthouses, and quiet little protected harbors filled with working lobster boats. Our inland towns are dotted with small farms and rolling hills. This magazine is just one way to learn more about our region.

Make a Virtual Visit

The latest information on our region can be found at our website, www.mainedreamvacation.com. Put it to work as your portal to lodging, dining, shopping, activities, attractions, and services — both before you travel and during your stay with us. Additionally, you’ll find the most recent lists of Chamber members and area events that have been added since we went to press.

Talk or Write to Us

Leave a message any time at 800-562-2529 or speak to a friendly staff member or knowledgeable volunteer at 207-236-4404 (Camden offi ce) or 207-596-0376 (Rockland office). We’re open all year, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with extra weekend hours in peak season. You can also reach us at P.O. Box 919, Camden, ME 04843 or P.O. Box 508, Rockland, ME 04841. By email: info@penbaychamber.com.

Stop by Our Visitor Centers

We have two locations: Our southern office is at One Park Drive (just off Main Street) in Rockland. We’re in the same building as the Maine Lighthouse Museum. Our northern office is on Camden’s Public Landing, a short block off U.S. Rt. 1 in the center of town. Inside both, you can “shop” maps, brochures, menus, and visitors’ guides. Consult our schooner-schedule board, pick up a local phone book, or give your dog a drink. We’re ready to welcome you.

Getting Here

Via public transportation: Major airlines serve Portland (PWM) and Bangor (BGR) airports. Daily commercial service via Cape Air is also available from Boston to Knox County Airport (RKD), at Owls Head adjacent to Rockland.

With a flight time of about an hour, Cape Air is located in Logan’s Terminal C, just steps away from Jet Blue Airways, which offers nonstop service to Boston from 27 cites. In addition, Cape Air has ticket and baggage agreements with most major airlines so you can check your bags and find them waiting for you at Owls Head. Book your flight at Cape Air or 866-CAPE-AIR (866-227-3247).

There is limousine service from the Portland and Bangor airports, regular bus service from Boston and Portland, and taxi service from the Knox County Airport. For more information, call 207-236-4404 or 207-596-0376.

Driving from Boston, MA (200 miles, 3 1/2 to 4 hours): Take I-95 North to Exit 44 (I-295, South Portland, Maine).

Driving from Portland, Maine (85 miles, 1 3/4 hours): Take I-295 North to Brunswick (exit 28) to pick up U.S. Route 1 North. To reach our Rockland visitors center, follow Route 1 into downtown. At the traffic light at Main Street, go straight (cross Main Street) onto Park Drive. Our visitors center is one short block ahead on the right, in the same building as the Maine Lighthouse Museum. For a shortcut to Camden, exit Route 1 for Route 90 just north of Waldoboro. Route 90 meets Route 1 again in Rockport. To reach our Camden visitors center, take Route 1 North into Camden and go one short block east to the harbor and the Public Landing.

Driving from Bangor, Maine (54 miles, 1 1/2 hours): Take I-295 south to Route 1A South to Route 1 South.

Driving from Bar Harbor, Maine (76 miles, 1 3/4 hours): Take Acadia All-American Rd, to Route 3 to Ellsworth. Take Route 1 South in Ellsworth, through Belfast, continue on to Camden.

Driving from Fryeburg, Maine (137 miles, 3 to 3 1/4 hours): Follow U.S. Route 302 East to U.S. Route 202 at the Windham rotary. Take Route 202 North to I-95 in Gray. Take I-95 North (Maine Turnpike, toll applies) to Exit 109-B, Route 17 East, in Augusta. Follow Route 17 East to Route 90 in West Rockport. Turn left and follow Route 90 until it meets with U.S. Route 1 in Rockport, just south of Camden. For Thomaston-Rockland traffic stay on Route 17 into Rockland and pick up U.S. Route 1.

Traffic alerts: Occasionally, traffic on our roads is delayed due to construction efforts. For the latest road conditions, visit the Maine Department of Transportation.

By Boat: You will find us in the heart of spectacular Penobscot Bay at 44°12'4.918" N, 69°2'55.891" W (Curtis Island Light, Camden) and 44°06'14.55" N, 69°04'39.16" W (Rockland Breakwater), both NOAA chart #13305.

By Train: Travel to Maine's coastal attractions via Maine Eastern Railroad's Midcoast excursion service between Brunswick and Rockland. You can travel along the scenic coastline avoiding Route 1 traffic, while enjoying comfortable coaches and taking in the beauty of Maine's Midcoast from the picture windows.

Train stations are located in Brunswick, Bath, Wiscasset, and Rockland. From the Rockland platform, you are within walking distance to harbor cruises, shopping, restaurants, and museums. Fine lodging is also available throughout the region. Passengers ride in comfort aboard climate-controlled, beautifully appointed railcars. The relaxing journey between Brunswick and Rockland takes approximately two hours.

For more information, call 866-MERAILS (866-637-2457) or visit Maine Eastern Railroad.