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“Damariscotta River Treat” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site

Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site
Damariscotta, Maine
2 reviews
“Damariscotta River Treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

The upper end of the Damariscotta River estuary is notable for several shell middens created by the Native Americans over 1000 years ago. The Whaleback Midden is the most accessible and allows viewing of the Glidden Midden across the river in Newcastle.

Visited December 2012
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“Delightful Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

A lovely spot to take an educational and enjoyable walk down to the middens through beautiful fields. Great for families of all ages

Visited October 2012
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Acton, MA
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“Must Visit Once in Your Lifetime”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is such a cool place. You must see it once in your life. The middens are leftover piles of oyster shells and other stuff put there by the Native Americans that lived in the area. They are huge. Scientists have studied them and have learned a lot from them. They are accessed by just a short walk from Route 1. There is a sign. Here is a web site that describes the middens: http://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trail/whaleback-shell-midden-state-historic-site/

Visited June 2012
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