Watch boats motor by, catch a glimpse of playful harbor seals, or see nearby nesting osprey take flight as you enjoy a picnic on the waterfront at Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site. Located on Davis Island in the Sheepscott River, Fort Edgecomb traces its origins to the early 19th century. Interpretive panels unfold the events surrounding the Fort's history when hostilities in Europe dictated construction of forts to protect local residents.
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.
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.
Italian brick oven pizza in the heart of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, by the guys behind Ports of Italy. Besides their signature pizzas, they offer a selection of amazing Italian dishes and salads.
Also, Californian & Italian wines, beers, and cocktails.
Our community's presence in the tavern feels like its seeping out of the walls. It has been what has made our little "off the water" neighborhood tavern so sublime. Do we have an amazing view? Yes, but it's not the ocean or a mountain skyline, it's your friends, family or co-workers playing bocce, cribbage, or throwing the "brass ring". Laughing and eating superb foods created alongside great local beer are as common as the salt and pepper shakers on our tables.
The Thistle Inn is a beautiful old sea captains home built in 1861. The charming restaurant serves up fine food and craft cocktails in a casual environment. Delicious seafood and specials featuring local ingredients. Dinner reservations recommended.
The east side of the Damariscotta River once contained an enormous 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 today. Managed in cooperation with the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, the area around the midden is now a State Historic Site that includes a small hiking trail and beautiful views of the river. A series of interpretive panels helps inform visitors about the history of the area.
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.