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Damariscotta-Lake is a narrow, 14-mile long lake located on the mid-coast of Maine, about 10 minutes from the town of Damariscotta and approximately 30 minutes from Boothbay Harbor. The lake is the center of the tourist/resort activity in Lincoln County, Maine. On the northern tip of Damariscotta Lake, just below the town of Jefferson, is Damariscotta Lake State Park. The park is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and is known for its' great fishing, boating, swimming and kayaking. Picnic tables and grills are also available in the park, as well as an old-fashioned playground for children. Other outdoor recreational opportunities around lake include hiking, biking and wildlife viewing. Nearby, the town of Damariscotta is a charming village with wonderful seafood restaurants, gift shops and antique shops to explore. Other attractions in the area include the Colonial Pemaquid Historical Site and Fort Pemaquid, and Chapman-Hall House, which is the oldest structure in Damariscotta, built in 1754 by Nathaniel Chapman. Damariscotta Lake is just a few miles from the historic town of Wiscasset, known for its' antique shops and art galleries and its' elegant, old sea captain's homes. Acadia National Park and the Bar Harbor area is approximately an hour away from Damariscotta Lake.

Surrounding areas: Newcastle, Maine (1.8 mi), Damariscotta, Maine (2.3 mi), Nobleboro, Maine (2.4 mi), Alna, Maine (5.1 mi), Bremen, Maine (6.2 mi), Waldoboro, Maine (7.7 mi), Wiscasset, Maine (8.2 mi)

Damariscotta Lake Vacation Rentals

Damariscotta Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Edgecomb InnEddy RdEdgecomb, ME8.8 mi.(207) 882-6343
Lee Ward VillageHC 65 Box 776East Boothbay, ME13.8 mi.(207) 633-3681
Flagship Inn200 Townsend AveBoothbay Harbor, ME14.6 mi.(800) 660-5094
Boothbay Harbor Inn31 Atlantic AveBoothbay Harbor, ME15.3 mi.(207) 633-6302
Fishermans Wharf Inn22 Commercial St Pier 6Boothbay Harbor, ME15.3 mi.(207) 633-5090
Tugboat Inn80 Commercial StBoothbay Harbor, ME15.4 mi.(207) 633-4434
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME16.9 mi.(207) 372-6366
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME17.0 mi.(207) 594-6644
Holiday Inn139 Richardson StBath, ME18.3 mi.(207) 443-9741
Newagen Seaside InnRt 27Newagen, ME19.8 mi.(207) 633-5242
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME20.9 mi.(207) 594-2131
Viking Motor Inn287 Bath RdBrunswick, ME21.4 mi.(800) 429-6661
Comfort Inn281 Civic CTR DrAugusta, ME21.5 mi.(207) 623-1000
Super 8 Motel-Brunswick224 Bath RdBrunswick, ME22.0 mi.(207) 725-8883
Bo-Ed Inc Dba Brunswick Travelodge21 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME22.2 mi.(207) 729-5555
Parkwood Inn71 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME22.2 mi.(207) 725-5251
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME22.3 mi.(800) 341-1650
Best Inn65 Whitten RdAugusta, ME22.6 mi.(207) 622-3776
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites390 Western AveAugusta, ME22.9 mi.(207) 622-6371
Motel 618 Edison DrAugusta, ME23.0 mi.(207) 622-6000
Holiday Inn110 Community DrAugusta, ME23.8 mi.(207) 622-4751
Captain Daniel Stone Inn10 Water StBrunswick, ME23.9 mi.(207) 725-9898
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME24.7 mi.(207) 236-6060
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME25.0 mi.(207) 236-6800
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME25.0 mi.(207) 236-0500
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME25.0 mi.(207) 236-8478
Comfort Inn199 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME25.4 mi.(207) 729-1129
Interstate Oasis Econo Lodge215 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME25.5 mi.(207) 729-9991
Fairfield Inn & Suites36 Old Portland RdBrunswick, ME25.9 mi.(207) 721-0300
Sebasco Harbor ResortRt 217Sebasco Estates, ME26.3 mi.(207) 389-1161
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME29.8 mi.(207) 236-3870
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME20.7 mi.(207) 594-4209
Maple Hill Farm B&B InnRR 1 Box 1145 Outlet Rd HallowellAugusta, ME21.5 mi.(800) 622-2708
Brunswick Bed & Breakfast165 Park RowBrunswick, ME24.1 mi.(207) 729-4914

Damariscotta Lake Weather & Climate

Mid-coast Maine, east of Brunswick, has an oceanic climate with four seasons. This area has an elevation of approximately 70 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rolling farmlands, forest areas, numerous islands, peninsulas, bays and beaches. Winter temperatures generally range from 0 to 40 degrees F. and while accumulating snow remains a possibility into March and early April, warmer days generally means relatively fast melts. . Ice storms can also occur in winter and early spring. Summers along the coast are cool, with temperatures in the 60 to 80 degrees range. Nights are usually chilly along the coast, year round. Rain can occur in any month of the year, with thunderstorms most common during the spring and summer months. Crisp, sunny days and cool nights make fall one of the most pleasant times of the year along the mid-coast, a very comfortable and colorful time of the year to visit Maine.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 12°F 4.35 in. 34°F
February 33°F 15°F 3.22 in. 33°F
March 41°F 24°F 4.42 in. 37°F
April 53°F 34°F 4.24 in. 40°F
May 65°F 44°F 4.00 in. 49°F
June 73°F 52°F 3.58 in. 55°F
July 78°F 58°F 3.11 in. 60°F
August 76°F 57°F 2.75 in. 61°F
September 67°F 49°F 3.83 in. 59°F
October 56°F 39°F 4.10 in. 52°F
November 45°F 30°F 4.70 in. 47°F
December 34°F 18°F 4.63 in. 39°F

Damariscotta Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located about 33 miles north of Damariscotta Lake in Waterville, Maine, the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located approximately 48 miles southwest of Damariscotta Lake in Portland, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located roughly 62 miles northeast of Damariscotta Lake in Bangor, Maine, and finally the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located around 74 miles southwest of Damariscotta Lake in Sanford, Maine.

Damariscotta Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME56.7 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME59.9 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME81.9 mi.
Story LandGlenNH82.4 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME59.9 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME62.8 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH92.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Wawenock Country ClubWalpoleME8.1 mi.
Boothbay Country ClubBoothbayME12.5 mi.
Kennebec Heights Country ClubFarmingdaleME17.4 mi.
Bath Country ClubBathME18.3 mi.
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME20.6 mi.
Western View Golf ClubAugustaME21.8 mi.
Meadows Golf ClubLitchfieldME22.7 mi.
Brunswick Golf ClubBrunswickME24.0 mi.
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME24.0 mi.
Cobbossee Colony GolfMonmouthME27.3 mi.
Natanis Golf CourseVassalboroME27.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME25.0 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME59.0 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME61.2 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME62.9 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME67.1 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME69.5 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH82.4 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME83.5 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME96.8 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH98.5 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH100.3 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH101.0 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH104.2 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH106.6 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH110.9 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH112.0 mi.
State Parks
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME7.9 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME9.7 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME17.3 mi. 
Reid State ParkME21.0 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME22.6 mi. 
Owls Head State ParkME24.1 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME25.1 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME25.3 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME28.9 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME33.0 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME34.4 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME38.6 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME20.8 mi.(Art)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME43.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME45.7 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME45.7 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME45.7 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME46.0 mi.(History)

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