A Damariscotta River Oyster Tour
The Damariscotta River is world-famous for its oysters, and there’s never been a better time to shuck and slurp your way through the region. Many of the river’s oyster farms provide tours of their growing operations, and some now have markets for taking their bivalves home with you as well as outdoor seating for on-site sampling.
Glidden Point Oyster Farms
637 River Rd., Edgecomb
This shuck-your-own oyster market offers beer and wine and often has local vendors serving other food to enjoy on the outdoor patio. The farm also provides tours of the growing operation.
Scully Sea Products
707 River Rd., Edgecomb
Founder Barbara Scully has been growing oysters on the Damariscotta River for more than three decades, and the farm’s market offers several varieties of oysters, along with littleneck clams, steamers, lobsters, and prepared foods.
The HUB Farm Market + Oysteria
1005 Bristol Rd., Bristol
The tasting room and market for Pemaquid Oyster Company, one of the state’s oldest oyster farms, also sells Waldostone Farm’s bloody Mary mixes and mignonettes as well as other local seafood and grocery items.
The Great Salt Bay Oyster Company
321 Mills Rd., Newcastle
This farm supplies oysters to restaurants and retailers up and down Maine’s coast, but you can also purchase them directly from the farm.
Damariscotta River Cruises
40 Main St., Damariscotta
Learn about oysters while exploring the Damariscotta River by boat with the Oyster Farms and Seal Watching Tour or the Oyster and Wine Tasting Cruise, or just enjoy freshly shucked oysters and drinks on a sunset cruise.
Shuck Station Raw Bar
68 Main St., Newcastle
This full-service restaurant offers multiple oyster varieties along with fresh local seafood, beer, wine, and cocktails and offers tours of its farm, Blackstone Point Oyster Farm.
To expand your oyster tour beyond the Damariscotta River, visit the Maine Oyster Trail’s website for guides to other regions and to sign up for the Maine Oyster Passport to win prizes for checking out locations around the state.
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