Budget Travel has been conducting their Annual 'Coolest Small Town' contest. Quite a few Maine towns were nominated including: Gardiner, Belfast, Camden, Thomaston and Searsport. Now we find out Camden has made it to the next round into the Top 15.

To be nominated the town must have a population under 10,000. It also needs, according to Budget Travel:

...that indescribable something: independent shops, a sense of energy, an epic backyard, culture, delicious coffee. In other words, cool doesn't necessarily mean quaint: We want towns with an edge and a heart.