Camden Named 3rd Best Foliage Town in New England in Yankee Magazine’s Online Poll

Hiking Mt Battie

CAMDEN, MAINE: Camden has been named the 3rd best foliage town in New England, up from 6th in 2010, according to a poll conducted on YankeeFoliage.com, Yankee Magazine’s fall foliage Web site. A seaside town located in the “jewel” of Maine’s midcoast has everything a visitor is looking for, color intensity against the backdrop of the rocky coast, scenic drives, hikes and a whole host of outdoor recreation—adding to that world class dining, lodging, shopping and cultural venues that make Camden and the communities of the Camden Hills definite not-to-miss fall favorites. The voting took place from mid-August and ended yesterday, on September 28.

“This area brings together the best Maine has to offer, with an explosion of color and activities to delight all visitors, we are proud to continue to be a fall favorite,” said Dan Bookham, Executive Director of the Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce serving the midcoast area including Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, St George, Thomaston and Rockland. “Families and visitors come from all over to enjoy the unhurried life that is quintessential Maine—hiking, schooner sails, taking in a museum or wine-, cheese- or chocolate- making—rest assured there is plenty to occupy one’s time.”

To qualify for consideration, tourism professionals, along with some of Yankee Magazine’s writers and editors, came together to determine the Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England. Towns were then scored on a scale from 0 to 5 in 14 areas that make up the perfect fall foliage travel destination: color intensity, scenery, vistas, nearby water, scenic drives, hikes, culture, farmers’ markets and farm stands, orchards, covered bridges, state or local parks, the quality and variety of shops to browse, tourism amenities such as hotels and restaurants.

To view a slideshow of winning foliage towns from 2010 and to share comments, visit: http://www.yankeemagazine.com/25towns.

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership association that seeks to promote the interests of business and encourage economic development. For more information visit the Chamber at www.camdenme.org or www.therealmaine.com

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