Tour time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

The Damariscotta River Association’s Director of Education and Environmental Monitoring. Sarah Gladu, will guide you to these historic oyster shell heaps, show you ancient projectile points and talk about who the Wabanaki are - why they came to the site, and how they lived for 12,000 years in this region… OYSTERS are a big part of this!

*Please CALL 207-563-1393 to RSVP if you plan on joining us!

(Or RSVP “6/16 Middens hike-YES” to

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EDGECOMB, ME 04556                                               (207) 315-7066

If coming from Route 1: Take Snead Spur off of Route 1, turn right onto River Road, continue south for about 4.25 Miles to number 637 on the left.

If coming from Boothbay on Route 27: Follow Route 27 North, take a right onto River Road, continue North for about 5 miles to number 637 on the right.

If coming from Edgecomb on Route 27: Follow Route 27 South, take a left onto Mckay Road, continue for about 2 miles then turn left onto River Road. Continue North on River Road for about 2.5 miles to number 637 on the right.



Mook Sea Farm Open House with Tours

You will learn about the life cycle of oysters and how each life stage is managed and reared within a modern, state-of-the-art, commercial oyster hatchery.  The tour will also include a walk-through of Mook’s brand new, one-of-a-kind, land-based facility for microalgae production, market oyster improvement, and packing and shipping.

Tours starting at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am and Noon

Please RSVP to

Mook Sea Farm

321 ME Route 129
Walpole, ME 04573
(207) 563-1456


Darling Marine Center Coffee hour:

Celebrating five decades of science-supported oyster aquaculture in Maine.

10:00-11:00am, Brooke Hall

University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center

193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole, ME

Join Dr. Heather Leslie, the Director of Darling Marine Center, for coffee and a chat about the past, present, and future of Maine’s oyster industry. Learn about how scientists and shellfish farmers work together to solve challenges, and what’s on the horizon for science and community involvement at UMaine’s marine laboratory.

*Please RSVP at the link below if you plan on joining us!

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Damariscotta Oyster Shell Art with Skidompha Library!  

When: Saturday, June 16th, 10:30 AM- 12PM

Where: In the DOC’s Shucking & Party Tent in the parking lot behind the Damariscotta Savings Bank

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Join Skidompha Library at the Oyster Celebration on Saturday, June 16th for drop in oyster-shell art for kids and teens. Choose your shell to paint, decorate, turn into a mobile, mirror or other keepsake treasure. Enter your creation into our art contest for your chance to win ice cream courtesy of Wicked Scoops! Free and open to the public.

  • 1st Place Winner will receive 5 FREE SCOOPS from Wicked Scoops AND a DOC T-shirt
  • 2nd Place Winner will receive 3 FREE SCOOPS from Wicked Scoops AND a DOC T-shirt
  • 3rd Place Winner will receive 1 FREE SCOOP from Wicked Scoops AND a DOC T-shirt

Oyster shells donated by Mook Sea Farm


Dodge Point Preserve Nature Trail:

Right down the road from several of our participating oyster farms, is a beautiful system of family-friendly hikes around Dodge Point, with plenty of beach access on the Damariscotta River for that perfect photo opportunity and/or picnic!


Split Rock Distillery

Shop & Tasting Room Hours: 

Noon - 7pm Saturday

(Noon - 5pm Sunday)

Located at:
16 Osprey Point Rd.
Newcastle, Maine, 04553

Join us for a tour to get a taste of the good stuff we've distilled! We'll walk you through our process starting with organic local grain and ending with small batch individually numbered bottles! 

  • Tours available by request by calling 207-563-2669.
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