There are three airports to select from if you want to travel to Rockland or Camden, Maine: Knox County Regional Airport (RKD), Portland International Jetport (PWM), and Bangor International Airport (BGO). Each airport has car rental services, and there is airport transportation from Rockland to each of them. Driving in either city is also an option; both are about an hour away from Boston.
If you want to visit these cities but don't have enough time, book a flight that will let you arrive early in the morning or late at night. This way you can see all the must-see sites and have time for lunch before heading back home.
Camden is a beautiful city with plenty to do including sailing on the Kennebec River, hiking in Point Park or along the ocean front, and visiting Bar Harbor, 40 miles away. If you're looking for more active things to do, check out the internationally known Bates College or the many other arts centers in the area.
Rockland is only 25 minutes away from Mount Rushmore National Monument and 30 minutes away from George Washington's home in Mount Vernon. You should also consider visiting during the summertime when festivals are held throughout the city. In September, people from all over the world come to watch the Atlantic Ocean swell into madness as it meets the Pacific Ocean near Rockland's shoreline.
The history of both cities is fascinating.
Bangor International Airport (BGR) has daily direct flights to a number of locations on Allegiant, American, Delta, and United. American Airlines has nonstop service to Philadelphia, Washington, DC's Reagan National Airport, and, on occasion, Charlotte, North Carolina. Delta offers direct flights to Atlanta and the Caribbean island of St. Thomas.
The airport is located just south of the city center. The drive takes about 15 minutes.
There are two terminals at Bangor International Airport, but you don't have to travel to them. Most flights arrive in terminal 2, which is where the check-in counters are located along with several other shops and restaurants. Terminal 1 is only used by small regional jets that fit through the main entrance of the airport. There are no flights from Bangor that use this terminal.
Hancock County-Bar Harbor International Airport (BDR), also known as Dumont D'Etreville Airport, is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Bar Harbor, a town in Hancock County, Maine. The airport is owned by the Town of Bar Harbor and operated under contract by the Hancock County Regional Airport Authority.
It is served by two major airlines: Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. The airport sees nearly 1 million passengers annually, making it the second-largest airport in the state behind Portland International Jetport (PDX).
The airport has direct flights to several large cities across the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Washington DC. In addition, there are connecting flights to most other major cities throughout the country. Outbound flights depart daily except Sunday for most cities across the United States.
There are over 100 parking spots right next to the terminal with payment machines for cars, vans, and trucks. A $10 daily fee gets you access to the lot. Parking can be expensive if you don't use an off-site garage.
Camden is located in Knox County and is considered one of the nicest locations to live in Maine. Living in Camden provides inhabitants with a minimal suburban vibe, and the majority of locals own their houses. Camden has a large number of seniors and a conservative population. Camden's public schools are well regarded. The town is home to two universities: Bates College and the University of New England. Also located in Camden is Saint Joseph's Hospital and Health Center, which offers comprehensive care for adults and children.
Camden was originally built up as separate towns: Winslow in 1872 and Rockport in 1870. In 1872, these two communities were merged into one town called Camden after the Camden Country Club, which had been founded a few years earlier. The club still exists today and is one of the most popular in the state. There are also three other golf courses in the greater Portland area: Westbrook Golf Club, Blythwood Country Club, and Deering Oaks Country Club.
Camden is home to several parks including Camden Hills State Park, which is located near the center of the town and features more than 200 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and open fields. There are also two smaller municipal parks in Camden: Winslow Park and Rockport Park. These two parks feature playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and baseball diamonds.