Next Stop: Camden, ME

September 16, 2010

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We’re off to Camden, Maine next weekend.  Our very dear friends are getting married, and we couldn’t be happier about their choice of venue.

Our rough itinerary is below. Have you been?  Am I missing hidden gems?  Please share in the comments.

Friday: We’re staying at The Whitehall Inn, for several excellent reasons. 1. We like being close to the wedding action. 2. It claims to serve the “best Breakfast in America.” Or is that Reason #1?  3. There’s a room to the poet-rebel Edna St Vincent Millay, who spent her childhood in Camden, gave her first reading at The Whitehall (impromptu),  and on whom I have an enduring girl crush.   I intend to spend a good 15-45 minutes obsessively pawing her grand piano.

Arrive and unpack. Head downtown to grab a haddock sandwich at Cappy’s Chowder House, and bang around The Owl & Turtle Bookshop and the Glendarragh Farm Lavender Store.   Squeeze in an afternoon tasting at The Cellardoor Winery, then head to Francine Bistro for dinner.

Saturday: luxuriate in America’s Best Breakfast.  Hike it all off climbing Mount Battie. Grab a post-hike burger at Owls Head General Store in honor of the bride, a burger connoisseur.  Get ready for an amazing wedding.  Rock our socks off at said amazing wedding.

Sunday: Again with America’s best breakfast.  (At this point I’m a little worried I’ve raised my expectations too high).  Pack up to leave.  Explore the village of Blue Hill, and/or visit the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Sadly, The Saltwater Farm isn’t hosting any cooking classes that meet our schedule.  Their Sunday Supper sounds like a delicious impossibility, seeing as we’re due in New York Monday morning.  I’d love to stop by Farmers Fare if the opportunity arises (they’re closed on Sunday).

So, how am I doing?  What should or shouldn’t be on the docket?

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