ABOUT THE AREA
ABOUT THE AREA


Often described as the 'best of New England by the sea,' the Pemaquid Peninsula is an area of incomparable natural beauty complemented by a legendary heritage unique to this coastal region. Since recorded history, Native Americans and early settlers (discovered by the English as early as 1605) explored and worked the miles of coastline from open ocean to hidden coves and tidal rivers.

Today, quaint working fishing villages, quiet harbors, classic New England architecture, rolling landscapes bounded by centuries-old stone walls are all reminders of an earlier time. The peninsula is defined by its history and hasn't been lost to the rigors of 21st century development inherent to most seaside communities.

"A step back in time..." is an appreciative, often-coined phrase. The clock hasn't stopped completely however! Our peninsula communities are vibrant, the proud light of Pemaquid Lighthouse continues to shine. Sophisticated eateries, luxury lodging, renowned galleries and unique shops co-exist with designated historical sites, cultural centers, protected waters and natural preserves. Summer programs from Audubon camp to sailing school attract all ages. Artists, furniture makers, and crafts people of all disciplines offer some of the finest works to be found anywhere in their open studios. Year-round and seasonal residents or visitors enjoy the natural and commercial diversity throughout all four seasons.

The Pemaquid (defined as 'long point' by the Native Americans) communities continue their legacy as a popular destination. The long-held traditions at the heart of these villages thrive. We hope to welcome you to Pemaquid, a very special place to write your own history.

REGIONAL INFORMATION


Portland, Maine
• 55 Miles South
• Portland Jetport
• Amtrack Service

Miles Memorial Health Campus - Complete Medical, Surgical and Emergency Services
• Retirement Living (Schooner Cove)
• Assisted Living (Chase Point)
• Long-Term Care (Coves Edge)

Newcastle & Damariscotta
• Twin Villages at Beginning of Peninsula
• Daily Transit Services (to/from Boston & Logan Airport)
• Weekly Newspaper: Lincoln County News
• Lincoln County Community Theater
• Round Top Center for the Arts
• YMCA - Tennis, Fitness Center, Playground

PENINSULA COMMUNITIES


Bristol Mills
• Town Office for New Harbor, Bristol, Round Pond, Chamberlain
• Canoe Rentals
• Bristol Mills Swimming Dam

South Bristol
• Town Office for Walpole, Christmas Cove, South Bristol

Walpole
• Wawenock Country Club

New Harbor
• L. Dewey Chase Real Estate
• Pemaquid Lighthouse Park
• Pemaquid Beach Park
• Colonial Pemaquid
• Working Harbor
• Town Landing
• C.E. Reilly & Son Grocery
• Bristol Area Library
• Hardy Boat
• Shaws Fish & Lobster Wharf
• Samoset Restaurant
• The Bradley Inn
• Contented Sole
• Seagull Shop
• Pemaquid Co-Op
• Maine Kayak
• Crooked Farm Walking and Hiking
• Pemaquid Art Gallery
• Saltwater Artists Gallery
• Pemaquid Craft Co-Op
• Purple Cactus

Round Pond
• Working Harbor/Mooring Harbor
• Public Town Landing
• Anchor Inn
• Round Pond Lobster
• Muscongus Bay Lobster
• Natural Expressions Jewelry Gallery
• Granite Hall Store

Bremen
• Working Harbor/Mooring Harbor
• Public Town Landing

Chamberlain
• Mooring Harbor
• Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve
• LaVerne Walking Trail
• North Country Wind Bells

Pemaquid Harbor
• Public Town Landing
• Working Harbor/Mooring Harbor

Christmas Cove
• Mooring Harbor
• Coveside Restaurant

South Bristol
• Working Harbor/Mooring Harbor
• Swing Bridge

AREA LAKES/LOCAL BOAT ACCESS


Damariscotta Lake
Pemaquid Lake
Biscay Pond

AREA LIBRARIES


Skidompha Library - Damaricotta
Bristol Area Library - Pemaquid
Rutherford Library - South Bristol
Bremen Library - Bremen

AREA SCHOOLS


Bristol Consolidated Elementary - Bristol, New Harbor, Round Pond
South Bristol Elementary - South Bristol
Great Salt Bay Elementary - Newcastle, Damariscotta, Bremen
Lincoln Academy, Newcastle - Regional High School

Fort William Henry
 
"...miles of coastline from open ocean to hidden coves and tidal rivers."
 
"...miles of coastline from open ocean to hidden coves and tidal rivers."
"...the proud light of Pemaquid Lighthouse continues to shine."
Pemaquid Lighthouse
"...the proud light of Pemaquid Lighthouse continues to shine."
"Often described as the 'best of New England by the sea'..."
New Harbor
"Often described as the 'best of New England by the sea'..."