Fall Foliage Runs in Maine

Camden Hills State Park

Camden is one of those postcard picture Maine coastal towns. Looking out on the chain of islands which dot Penobscot Bay is a highlight of visiting Maine, especially when the treetops turn red and yellow against the blue water. There are a couple of great running options in the area. Camden Hills State Park, just north of the quaint coastal fishing village, is a good spot. For a challenge, you can run/hike up Mount Battie, and be rewarded with stunning views from the summit. There’s also a multi use trail, which runs around five miles of the park. The boggy scenery of this path will add a flourish of color to your run. 

If you prefer a run closer to town with less elevation, the village of Camden has scenic coastal roads with harbor views and a nice Main Street with good shopping and restaurants. We’ve mapped out a 3 mile route along Bay View, which runs along the harbor, circling back onto Chestnut Street which will carry you back to town.

Park Information Town Route Map
Essentials
  • Camden Village Run: 3.2 miles. See map for Camden Hills State Park trails
  • Mt. Battie is a killer for a run/hike!