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.
Visit Morse’s deli to taste select German schinken, headcheese, salami, parma prosciutto, speck and mortadella, tinned fish, caviar & pâte, European Wines, German & Belgian beers and their family’s famous sauerkraut and pickles.
"Between the comfortable beds, friendly hosts and hostesses, and the amazing organic food you will not want to leave! I have never been so relaxed on a long weekend getaway. My wife insists we go back again! The beds were very comfortable."
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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.