Great spot for breakfast. Casual dining, homemade pastries.
Great food in a restored church!
Something for everyone.
Waterfront casual dining!
Lots of good comfort food - the ones you remember from your childhood.
Area Hospital with Emergency Room Open 27/7
Great local grocery store and more. Fresh local produce and products.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railway Museum. Stop by and ride through the woods on the old rail road aboard restored cars and engines. Visit transportation of a different time.
Built in 1754 by housewright Nathaniel Chapman, of Ipswich, MA, the residence is not only the oldest building remaining in Damariscotta, but is also considered one of the oldest standing homes in the State of Maine. Chapman constructed the residence at the age of 51 and lived there until his death, at age 101, in 1804. The people who first lived in this house would have been subjects of the King of England because the house was built nearly twenty-five years before the Revolutionary War.
The upper Damariscotta River is famous for its enormous oyster shell heaps, also called middens. Native Americans created the middens over a period of about a thousand years, between 2,200 and 1,000 years ago.
The eastern bank of the Damariscotta River once contained an even larger shell heap named Whaleback because of its shape. Much of this midden was removed in the late 1880s to supply a factory built here to process the oyster shells into chicken feed. As a result, only a small portion of Whaleback remains.
The site includes a scenic walking trail maintained by the Damariscotta River Association. It includes an old orchard, bird watching, and the remains of the shell middens. The view from across the river includes the Glidden Midden, another large shell heap created in prehistoric times.
Shipping magnate Captain William Nickels built Nickels-Sortwell House in 1807 as his trophy house. After his death, the house endured years of use as a hotel before industrialist Alvin Sortwell purchased it in 1899 as a summer home for his family. The Sortwells lovingly restored the house over the years, decorating and furnishing it in the Colonial Revival style.
Located in Jefferson, close to Baxter Cottage. Boat launch ramp here.
Sandy Beach close to Fort and Lighthouse.