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.
Midcoast Kayak rentals, tours and programs with Maine Guides leaving from Muscongus harbor. They carry a great selection of kayaks and paddleboards. Drive north to Damariscotta for a dreamy day paddling on the water.
Baked from scratch using local and sustainable ingredients. Amazing baked goods, Coffee, lunch, prepared meals, gifts, wine, beer, cheese, chocolate and candy. Gluten free options and some vegan. Mostly vegetarian.
We stayed for a whole week and felt super comfortable throughout. The team are super hospitable - both great for chatting and also respecting our space when we needed it. Most importantly, this place isn't just dog-friendly, they're dog people.
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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.