Breakfast was included in the room fee and was a generous buffet of options to please most anyone. We learned about the product UMPQUA Oats which was a delicious brand of quick-to-make oatmeal right in a ready-to-eat from bowl. Although we didn’t have time to follow the Barn Quilt Trail in Lincolnville ourselves, perhaps you will if you visit. What a nice collaboration between the town and the local high school. You can read about them on the Bay Leaf Cottages website.
After checking into our motel, we decided to go back into Camden to explore a bit and find a place for dinner. Camden, Maine is a charming, quaint town on Penobscot Bay. The streets are lined with small shops and restaurants. We parked in a public lot next to the library which is located on the highest point in town overlooking the harbor. Built in 1928 it is now designated as a National Historic Landmark. Across the street is a 2 acre Harbor Park which was designed by the Olmsted Brothers of Central Park, NY design fame. The park design plan dates from between 1928-1935.
We spent a few moments wandering shops and looking at menus until we settled on eating on the porch of “Peter Ott’s on the Water” restaurant right on the harbor with a view of the boats coming and going. It was a pleasant evening.
We shall have to return some day to do justice to seeing Camden, Maine.