The Chocolate Church Arts Center is mid coast Maine’s regional performing and visual arts center. For more than 40 years the Chocolate Church Arts Center has been offering a rich program of live music, gallery exhibitions, theatre for young artists, lectures and workshops.
Founded in 1962, Maine Maritime Museum sits on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in “The City of Ships,” Bath, Maine.The museum is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture.
Experience the art of this generation and the next. CMCA’s exhibitions and educational programs are made to inspire and attract visitors of all ages and backgrounds. CMCA’s striking building, designed by architect Toshiko Mori, provides exceptional exhibition space for the presentation of work by contemporary artists connected to Maine. The CMCA Shop features a range of books, gifts and objects by primarily Maine artisans and designers.
At the Maine State Aquarium, they are all about hands-on experiences. The animals in their care are ambassadors for their species, all waiting to inspire you. Come get up close and personal with their fish and invertebrates, and increase your interest, care, and understanding of the ocean and its resources.
Offering alpaca walks, get to know the alpacas up close with a leisurely trek around the property, enjoy an alpaca yoga class in the grass during the summer months or, a yoga class in the barn with the alpacas as the backdrop. Rent the barn and the alpacas for your next party experience. Or, enjoy a farm visit where you can hang out with the alpacas, feed them, ask questions, and take lots of pictures! The world needs more alpaca joy.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a people’s garden, a grassroots effort that began as a casual conversation between friends and evolved into the largest botanical garden in New England. Located on more than 300 acres along the MidCoast, the Gardens is a true Maine experience.
Relax with a drink and sample the freshest oysters on the 49-passenger River Tripper, or learn from experts about how to pair the sumptuous oysters with wine. Featuring a full bar and the world-famous oysters of Midcoast Maine, Teciani offers oyster farms and seal watching tours, happy hour and sunset cruises daily, and is available for private parties and functions. Sailing from Damariscotta, between Portland and Bar Harbor.
Come and visit us at King Eider’s Pub in the heart of the coastal village of Damariscotta. Our historic building has been home to many interesting businesses over its 100+ years. Today, its warmth draws the visitor into the first floor pub with its brick walls, handsome cherry floors and low beams hung with old iron hooks holding handmade mugs.
Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop is one of the oldest book stores in the state. The Damariscotta store also features the "Barn Door Baking Company Café" a great place to meet up with friends and discuss your favorite book.