Location Profile

Damariscotta, Maine

Facility Type
Skilled Nursing Facility
Facility Location
Damariscotta, Maine
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Damariscotta, Maine. For more than 30 years, the provider has been offering quality specialty care. Services include rehabilitative care, nursing, physical therapy, long-term care, and other needs.

Community Overview

Damariscotta is a town linked to nearby Newcastle, Maine via a bridge over the Damariscotta River, which gives the two the nickname �The Twin Villages.� Popular with tourists, Damariscotta is an oyster town that offers great seafood, idyllic views, and historic beauty mixed with engaging recreation. Damariscotta attracts a large number of visitors in the summer. Throughout the rest of the year, the population sits around 2,500 people. The town has a welcoming and homey feel. Each year Damariscotta celebrates its oyster heritage with 2 events. In the summer is the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration, a lively event with oyster shucking contest, oyster farm tours, food, music, and other events. The fall brings in the Pemaquid Oyster Festival with even more oyster-related food, entertainment, and educational exhibits. Also in the fall is the annual Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta, a family-friendly event with pumpkin contest, scavenger hunt, crafts, street performers, and other activities. One of the most fun events is the Regatta where boaters paddle down the river in gigantic pumpkins. This is just a taste of the charm Dramisscotta offers.

Learn more about Damariscotta at the official town website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living


Public schools in the area belong to the Central Lincoln County School System (AOS 93). The district includes 5 consolidated schools for grades K-8, each in a different town. Damariscotta’s school is Great Salt Bay Community School. After graduating 8th grade, students have the option to attend the Maine secondary school of their choice for grades 9-12 Maine. All of the schools are highly rated and have a low student-teacher ratio of around 13 to 1. More than 50% of students are in each K-8 school are proficient in reading and math. Damariscotta doesn’t have any private schools, however, the county has 10.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

Gifts, clothing, collectibles, furniture, books, and other goods are available at the local stores in the area. Stores are locally-owned and have a charming character unlike anywhere else. Grocery stores include Hannaford Supermarket, Main Street Grocery, and Rising Tide Co-Op.

This region of Maine has embraced arts and culture to offer an enjoyable experience for everyone. The River Arts Center offers galleries and classes to explore art, plus other galleries are in the area. In addition to offering live productions at the venue, The Lincoln Theater features productions streamed from the National Theater in London. Movie screenings, live concerts, and other special events are also offered throughout the year. The Frances Perkins Center is dedicated to the work of France Perkins, a tireless advocate for worker’s rights and the first woman to serve as a Cabinet Secretary. The Center includes a free exhibit and features scheduled tours of her home throughout the year by appointment. Skidompha is the local public library for the area and offers events for all ages including storytime, book clubs, visiting lecturers, and community organization programs.

Damariscotta has several great opportunities for recreation but one of the most intriguing is the middens. The area is famous for large oyster shell heaps, also known as middens. The middens date back between 2,200 and 1,000 years ago. Whaleback Shell Midden is the most popular destination and is a state park that features a scenic walking trail, orchard, and bird watching. Exploring the Damariscotta River on a river cruise is a wonderful way to see the area, try fresh oysters, and watch for harbor seals. The cruises run throughout most of the year and vary in price and activities. If you’re up for an adventure and seeing some of Maine’s pristine coastal beauty, visit one of the preserves protected by Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust. Damariscotta is home to the Nature Education Center, several miles of trails, and a community garden. There is also a popular sledding hill and salt and freshwater wetlands to observe from a viewing platform. Also located in Damariscotta is a 16-acre forested shoreland park, Library Park.

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Crime Rate

Damariscotta is safer than nearly 50% of the country and has a dedicated community-oriented police department. The department engages in active crime prevention to help ensure the safety of the community.

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