Damariscotta: Discover A Maine Coastal Gem!

Winter,Spring,Summer & Fall: If you have never been to the quaint coastal town of Damariscotta, than you are missing out on a gem. Nestled between Wiscasset and Camden you could potentially drive right by on Route 1 without realizing you’ve passed this town. Although, it may not seem like it offers visitors the amenities of the larger coastal towns like Boothbay, visitors will be surprised. The downtown is littered with unique shops, and visitors will delight in the pottery, jewelry and antiques that can be found within the walls of these establishments. If you are looking for places to dine, the Damariscotta River Grill offers and elegant yet unpretentious atmosphere with delicious food that of course includes native seafood like lobster, scallops and shrimp. The area also offers some great inns and bed and breakfasts to stay at like the Damariscotta Mill Inn. Damariscotta is located on Great Salt Bay which feeds into Damariscotta Lake. The lake offers some of the best swimming, camping, fishing and boating around. Damariscotta Mills is the pathway between Great Salt Bay and the lake and is home to the alewife fish ladder. The path along the fish ladder is free and open to the public and makes for a great way to spend some time observing the arduous task these fish go through to get to the lake. While in Damariscotta you should explore the tidal pools of Round Pond and Shaw’s Fish and Lobster Wharf in New Harbor. Here you can enjoy the freshest seafood straight off the boats. The restaurant is actually located on the wharf where the boats unload and served on picnic tables on the deck. Take some time to explore the Damariscotta area, you’ll be amazed at what you discover.