One of Midcoast Maine's popular Seacoast spots has been included on quite the prestigious list.

In fact, it was named one of the most charming towns in the nation by Reader's Digest. Talk about some bragging rights.

Of course, I'm talking about the town of Camden. It's not only a popular destination for many a Mainer and tourist, but also one of many locations that I love to visit. Heck, I even enjoy a simple drive through the village.

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Camden is unquestionably charming. The town is situated right on Maine's beautiful coast. It features a stunning harbor filled with old schooners, fishing boats, and windjammers. The waterfront is also full of restaurants that will not only blow you away with taste, but also the incredible views of Penobscot Bay and Curtis Island Light.

Just above the waterfront is the main drag that perfectly encapsulates everything to love about a small Maine village. The main street is always bustling with life, and for good reason. It's a smorgasbord of small shops, charming inns, and eateries.

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Speaking of inns, Camden might be Maine's number one spot for bed & breakfasts. It seems that every large, historic house has been converted into an amazing B&B. This includes an actual castle that you can stay in. If this doesn't scream "charming," I'm not sure what does.

As wonderful as this all is, we haven't even gotten to the best part, the state park. Literally minutes away from the downtown is the entrance to Camden Hills State Park, the home to Mount Battie. The summit is an easy hike. However, an auto road to the top also exists in case the hike isn't in the cards.

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The views from the summit are some of the best in Maine. It's a spectacular sight that showcases Camden and the bay.

Honestly, Reader's Digest hit a home run with this selection. While there are many charming towns in Maine, especially along the coast, nothing quite compares to this special little place. It truly is a perfect representation of all that is wonderful about Maine.

This is great publicity for Camden, a town that continues to grow in popularity from both Mainers and tourists alike. And now, all I want to do is go visit again.

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Thanks to our great listeners we were able to compile a list of many of Maine's great restaurants, cafes, pubs and bakeries that are worth a long drive to get to.

These great spots can be found across the state and waiting for you to give them a try.

How many have you been to?

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