Damariscotta & Newcastle

The Main Street bridge over the Damariscotta River separates the towns of Damariscotta or Newcastle. Known as the “Twin Villages” both towns will entice you with their rich history, exquisite examples of architecture and natural beauty.

While here make sure to visit the Chapman Hall House, Walpole Meeting House, Colonial Pemaquid Restoration and Fort William Henry. Include the Pemaquid Lighthouse and Fisherman’s Museum. Visit the Whaleback Shell Midden to learn more about the Indian rituals and feasts of the time.

Down the peninsula you’ll arrive at the communities of Bristol, Pemaquid, New Harbor and Round Pond among others.

They’re great places for swimming, hiking, golfing, tennis, riding and camping during the summer season. With so much water around you can go fresh and salt water sailing, boating and canoeing or deep sea fishing and on scenic cruises.

For a refreshing experience in the arts visit the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. The Round Top Center for the Arts showcases the works of talented artists in a renovated dairy barn.

In Newcastle you can take time for reflection at historic St. Patrick’s, the Oldest Catholic Church north of Boston and St. Andrews Episcopal Church.