Things to do, where to shop
WELCOME TO THE BEST OF MIDCOAST MAINE!
We hope your visit with us will be relaxing and rewarding, and that you will leave having
experienced some of the beauty and serenity of our area along with the friendliness of the
In order to help you enjoy your vacation by experiencing some of the coastal pleasures
this area offers, we have included some suggestions of what to do and where to go.
We recommend that you pick up a copy of The
Lincoln County News. You will find it available at Reilly’s Grocery, Fairwind Marine (formerly Hanna's Garage) and Harbor Light Convenience (formerly Dee's Variety) stores in New Harbor as well as most stores in Damariscotta. This paper publishes event calendars and local entertainment for the upcoming week.
TRASH/GARBAGE/RECYCLING – Please place your trash at the end of the driveway before 8:30 Saturday morning for trash pick-up, or per other instructions provided in this packet. Please don't worry if it is still out when you depart.
TRANSFER STATION -- Recycling is voluntary in Bristol/South Bristol, we hope you
will help our environment by joining in our recycling efforts. The Transfer Station is
located 1.3 miles north of Olde Bristol Historical Society (near intersection of Harrington Meeting House Road) on Route 130 and is closed only
Wednesdays, Sundays and holidays. No car sticker or other ID is necessary (if asked,
indicate that you are a renter of L. Dewey Chase Rentals). You will find a well-organized
and easy to use transfer station. Returnable bottles can be donated to the Boy Scouts bin
at the transfer station, to the Bristol School 8th Grade Class bin located at the school on Route 130, or the Caring for Kids bin located in Bristol Mills.
GROCERIES IN NEW HARBOR
REILLY’S GROCERY, which is located across from Fairwind Marine (formerly Hanna's Garage) in the center of New Harbor Village, provides newspapers, meats, fresh fish, produce, videos, wine and much more. FYI – Reilly’s Grocery hours are currently 8:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m 8am to 2pm on Sunday. Their telephone number 207-677-2321.
HARBOR LIGHT CONVENIENCE (formerly Dee's Variety) on Route 130 (the Gulf Station) stocks beverages and a small
selection of non-perishable grocery items. Dee’s provides a “take out” or “eat in at the
breakfast bar” menu including subs and pizza. They close at 8:00 p.m. daily. Their telephone number 207-677-3900. Week day specials can be found on Facebook.
FAIRWIND MARINE (formerly Hanna's Garage) is located on New Harbor Hill (off of Route 130) which provides snacks, hardware, and all the fishing poles and supplies needed for a day on the water.
HIGH HOPES FARM located at 777 Bristol Road in Bristol. Their phone 207-380-3197. They offer vegetables, meats, eggs, and fresh cut flowers. You can check them out on Facebook.
BROKEN ARROW FARM MARKET AND BUTCHER located at 33 Benner Road in Bristol Mills. Their phone 207-800-4550 and website that offers online ordering www.broadarrowfarm.com
SHOPPING IN NEW HARBOR/PEMAQUID/WALPOLE/SOUTH BRISTOL/ROUND POND
THE SEA GULL SHOP is located next to the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse with Maine
gifts for all, including Pemaquid Point memorabilia, jewelry, and pottery. Their
telephone number: 207-677-2374. Their website: www.seagullshop.com. Please check their website for opening date and hours.
PEMAQUID CRAFT CO-OP on New Harbor Hill has a selection of hand made
treasures which are a must see. They have items including Christmas and Halloween
decorations and handmade infant sweaters. Their 15 rooms are a treat to be seen by all.
THE WALPOLE BARN is located at 135 State Route 129 in Walpole. They have an array of wines, fresh oysters, and unique gifts. They are open daily 10a-6p. They can be reached at 207-563-7050 or on their website www.walpolebarn.com. They are adjacent to the historical Walpole Meeting House.
OUT TO EAT!
SHAW'S FISH AND LOBSTER WHARF is the place to be. The menu offers many
seafood choices, steaks, and simple burgers on the casual side. The wharf has live
lobsters which may be hand selected and children are always welcome to come into the
“Lobster Room” to look at and touch the live lobsters. The “Raw Bar” is a full outdoors
bar where most enjoy evening cocktails, but may enjoy appetizers or dinner in the relaxed
environment. Their hours are 11a-9p daily. The “Raw Bar” is open 2p to closing daily,
weather permitting. They have weekly specials. Their telephone number:
207-677-2200. Their website www.shaws-wharf.com. They plan to open May 13, 2022.
THE HARBOR ROOM restaurant and bar offers an expansive menu and specials. They can be reached at 207-677-0178 or www.theharborroomrestaurant.com. Reservations are recommended and are available online.
THE CONTENTED SOLE – Come by boat, come by car! Dockside dining with fresh
local seafood cuisine and incredible homemade pizza. Open daily for lunch and dinner 1130a-9p. Located near Fort William Henry at Colonial Pemaquid. Their telephone number: 207-677-3000. www.thecontentedsole.com. Opens for the season on May 27, 2022. Curbside, take-out. They do require reservations for dine-in.
THE ANCHOR restaurant and bar overlooking Round Pond Harbor offers casual dining and incredible views. Information and menu is available at www.theanchorrestaurant.com or 207-529-2600. Dinner reservations are recommended. They will be opening in June 2022.
BRADLEY INN located on the tip of the peninsula will provide you with an
elegant “parents night out”. They offer hors d’oeuvres, fine cuisine, and decadent
desserts. Be sure to make an early reservation for your night out. For reservations: 207-677-2105. Their website: www.bradleyinn.com . They will be opening in May 2022. Reservations are available online.
MIMI'S ON THE BEACH
Located inside the Pemaquid Beach Park. Open throughout the summer for lunch and dinner. Visit facebook/mimisonthebeach for more information.
THE CUPBOARD CAFE is known to be New Harbor’s finest! Located on the Huddle
Road, they are known all over the area for outstanding breakfasts and lunches.
Everything The Cupboard serves is baked on the premises utilizing Fred and Claudia’s
family recipes. Their telephone number: 207-677-3911. Their website: www.thecupboardcafe.com . They are opening Mid-May 2022.
HARBOR ICE CREAM on the green in New Harbor Center featuring Gifford’s home
made ice cream with lots of uniquely Maine flavors such as, Moose Tracks, Deer Tracks,
and Black Bear. They are open daily during the summer season.
THE SEA GULL SHOP is located next to the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and serves
breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their telephone number: 207-677-2374 or 207-677-0134. Their website: www.seagullshop.com . Please check their website for updates on opening date May 2022.
COVESIDE RESTAURANT & MARINA located on at 98 Coveside Road in South
Bristol. Fine Dining overlooking Christmas Cove or a burger from the pub menu. They
offer Friday and Saturday night entertainment in the Pub and “On the deck” on Sunday
afternoons, weather permitting. Their telephone number is: 207-644-8282. They will be opening for the season May 2022. www.covesiderestaurant.com. Reservations are recommended. They have a full line-up of music for the season.
PEMAQUID SEAFOOD is located overlooking Pemaquid Harbor. A
selection of seafood favorites in a casual atmosphere. BYOB. Their telephone number:
207-677-2642. www.pemaquidseafood.com . They open for the season May 20, 2021, 7 days per week, 12p-7p.
MUSCONGUS BAY LOBSTER CO. located in Round Pond offers fresh seafood with picnic table style dining. They can be reached at 207-529-5528 or www.mainefreshlobster.com .
ROUND POND COFFEE located at 1440 Route 32 in Round Pond. Their specials and hours can be found on Facebook. Their phone 207-529-0058
Y KNOT located at Wawenock Golf Club 685 State Route 129 and open to the public. Their specials can be found on Facebook, with dine in, take-out, and take home items.
GRANITE HALL STORE located at 9 Back Shore Road in Round Pond. Their hours can be found on their website: www.granitehallstore.com or calling 207-529-5864. A local gift shop with ice cream.
KING ROW MARKET located at 1414 State Route 32. Take out, and occasional dine in events with live music, convenience store and gas. Their phone 207-529-5380. Specials can be found on Facebook.
SUGAR SPELL SWEETS located at 2638 Bristol Road in New Harbor. www.sugarspellsweets.com Their phone 207-504-2132. You can also find their specials on Facebook.
GOSNOLD PANTRY located at 146 State Route 32 in New Harbor. Their phone 207-677-3727 and you can find their take-out menu and specials at www.gosnold.com. You can also find their weekly menu on Facebook.
OSIER'S WHARF located at 2104 State Route 129 in South Bristol. Come by car or boat. Their phone 207-644-8101. Take-out and limited dine-in You can also check them out on Facebook.
VIP MAINE MOBILE located across the road from Bristol School. Their phone 207-592-7090. Check them out on Facebook for their daily menus and pick up times. This is our local food truck. They have a different menu everyday, and the most delicious "street food"
SOUTH BRISTOL FISHERMEN'S CO-OP located at 35 Thompson Inn Road in South Bristol. Their phone 207-644-8224. Open Daily during the summer. www.southbristolcoop.com. Daily dining special and fresh seafood.
HANLEY'S MARKET is located at the intersection of 129/130. Convenience store with take-out, a small array of grocery items, and gas. Open daily until 7p. Their Phone 207-563-1388.
BROAD COVE MARINE located at 374 Medomak Road in Bremen. Fresh seafood right off the boat and daily specials. Dining on the deck or take out. Their phone 207-529 5186 and website www.broadcovemarine.com/lustys-lobster. You can also check them out on Facebook.
FOR EATING IN DAMARISCOTTA, please visit Damariscotta River Grill, King Eider’s Pub, Schooner Landing, The Newcastle Publick House, Best Thai, Savory Maine, Reunion Station– all located off Main Street.
GROCERIES AND SHOPPING IN DAMARISCOTTA
HANNAFORD and MAIN STREET GROCERY (formerly Yellowfront Grocery) provide all the necessities that you may not find in the town of New Harbor. Main Street Grocery offers curb-side pick-up. www.hannaford.com www.mymainstreetgrocery.com
RISING TIDE is the local food co-op located at 323 Main Street in Damariscotta. They provide local grown, organic, and free-range foods. They also offer “in-house” sandwiches, soups, and salads made fresh daily or upon request. www.risingtide.coop Their phone :207-563-5556 and do offer curb-side pickup.
THE WEATHERBIRD is the areas “trendy” gourmet shop, fancy cheeses, pâtés, wines
and bakery items. They also offer a fine selection of jewelry, clothing, and gifts. www.theweatherbird.com Their phone 207-563-8993. You can check out their specials on Facebook.
RENY’S is the place to go for anything that you have forgotten. There are two stores on
Main Street in Damariscotta. Reny’s Main Store has clothing (including LL Bean,
Columbia, and Land’s End seconds). Reny’s Underground carries toys, shoes, household
items, some groceries, and just about anything you may need to make your vacation more like home. www.renys.com
CLARK'S FARM is located on Business Route One in Damariscotta. They offer
a variety of in-season fresh vegetables, fruits, baked goods, and meats. They are open daily during the growing season. They open for the season on June 15, 2022. www.clarkfarmsme.com Their phone 207-563-6866. You can also check out their specials on Facebook.
RITE AID/WALGREENS (Business Route One) and HANNAFORD (Business Route One) will fill out-of-state prescriptions in emergencies. www.walgreens.com www.hannaford.com
LOCAL FARMER’S MARKETS are available twice a week, please check the local
newspapers for the dates, times, and locations of the Local Farmer’s Market. www.damariscottafarmersmarket.org
THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO SEE
The Rachel Carson Salt Pond located on State Route 32.
The Hardy Boat (leaves from Shaw’s Wharf) offers boat trips to Mohegan Island, Puffin
Sightings, Whale Watches, and Sunset Cruises by the Lighthouse. Reservations are
recommended. Their telephone numbers: 207-677-2026 or 1-800-278-3346. Their
website: www.hardyboat.com. Opening May 22, 2021. Reservation can be made online.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Fisherman’s Museum at the end of Route 130. Opening May 5, 2021. www.bristolmaine.org
Pemaquid Colonial Restoration and Fort William Henry off of Huddle Road. Information can be found at www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.com
Pemaquid Beach is located off of Snowball Hill Road. Opening for the season June 5, 2021 for weekends only and June 26, 2021 for the season. www.bristolmaine.org for the purchase of a multi use pass.
The Darling Center is cooperatively owned by the University of Maine. They have
marine studies, good hiking trails, and touch tanks with marine life. The Darling Center
is located off of Route 129 in Walpole. www.dmc.umaine.edu. Visitors are asked to sign in online.
Dodge Point offers hiking trails. It is located off of River Road in Newcastle. The
Tracey Preserve and Plummer Point Preserve, both located on Route 129 in South Bristol.
LaVerna Preserve hiking trails and breathtaking ocean views. Located on Route 32 in Chamberlain.
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust offers many events and activities, hiking trails, and information at several locations. www.coastalrivers.org
CLC – Central Lincoln County YMCA houses basketball courts, tennis courts, squash,
racquetball, exercise rooms and daily athletic programs in addition to its playground. The
CLC YMCA is located on Business Route One in Damariscotta. Their telephone number:
207-563-3477. Their website: www.clcymca.org .
Wawenock Golf Club located on Route 129 in Walpole opens daily at 7a, weather
permitting. For tee times: 207-563-3938 or online. Their website: www.wawenockgolfclub.com .
Monkey C Monkey Do is located on Route One in Wiscasset. They offer a high flying
adventure and zip lines. Their telephone number: 207-882-6861. Their website:
www.monkeycmonkeydo.com. You can book your adventure online.
There are several “Geocaching” sites on the peninsula. Coordinates may be obtained at
www.geocaching.com and using the zip code 04554.
The Thompson Ice House Museum is located on Route 129 in South Bristol. In July they
have an annual ice cream social.
For other areas of interest, please check the local newspapers, as there is much to be
experienced just on the outskirts of our small community.
Some Boothbay Harbor area interests: The Coastal Botanical Gardens www.mainegardens.org, The Railway Village www.railwayvillage.org, opens June 20, 2021, Boat Cruises, and many fine restaurants and shops in the harbor region.