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.
We love the Squire Tarbox Inn! We have stayed there three times over the past couple years, in three different rooms in two different buildings, twice with just my husband and me, once with our two teenagers. It’s in a beautiful location, quiet and peaceful, with gorgeous views of the land. The rooms are very comfortable with good quality beds, pillows, and linens, nice bathrooms, and charming period details throughout. Breakfast is lovely!
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The Squire Tarbox Inn has 11 unique rooms, each with a private bathroom and air conditioner. Every bedroom and bathroom has been carefully updated as of 2018. Learn more about our history.