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An early fall drive up Mount Battie

Posted by Kristen Lindquist on October 11, 2016
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How to best enjoy the fall landscape in Midcoast Maine

Camden, Maine is known as “where the mountains meet the sea.” The Camden Hills embrace this picturesque  town, with Mount Battie (780′) rising from the harbor over the heart of downtown.

A drive up the Mount Battie Auto Road in Camden Hills State Park is a popular fall foliage outing.

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In 1918, the tower was erected on the top of Mount Battie as a World War One memorial. Be sure to climb the tower to maximize your views of the surrounding Camden Hills, Penobscot Bay, and Camden harbor.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Edna St. Vincent Millay was inspired to write her famous poem “Renascence” on the top of Mount Battie. This plaque commemorates her work.

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Poets aren’t the only ones inspired by the Mount Battie view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Camden and its harbor look pretty as a postcard from the Mount Battie tower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mount Megunticook is the second highest mountain on the Atlantic seaboard.

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The drive back down also features an ocean view.

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Happy leaf-peeping!

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