Schooner Cove: Your Riverfront Home in Historic Damariscotta, Maine

backyardBuilt along the tidal Damariscotta River to build the mighty ships that would sail it, historic Damariscotta village puts all the attractions of one of Maine’s most popular tourist destinations right outside your door. In fact, many of our seniors have lived in Midcoast Maine their entire lives, but have never enjoyed it as much as they do now! At Schooner Cove, we know many seniors have chosen our independent living retirement community precisely because of its incredible location on the Midcoast so close to Boothbay Harbor. We make it easy to get out and enjoy all that this very special region has to offer.

  • A charming, historic Maine village
    Along with its sister town of Newcastle, Damariscotta is a quintessential historic Maine coastal village, and when you live at Schooner Cove, most of its best attractions are just minutes away. Antique shops and clothing boutiques, markets, restaurants and cafes, concert halls and theaters—our seniors love living so close to the village, because there’s so much to do and explore. And the CLC YMCA, nature trails and more inspire our seniors to reach their wellness goals.
  • … on a tidal river and wooded coast …
    The coast of Maine is an extraordinary place, and the rhythms of life in Damariscotta remain remarkably connected to the tides. A thriving aquaculture industry cultivates succulent, world-famous Damariscotta River oysters while the Damariscotta River Association works to preserve the natural environment and heritage. From visiting the Whaleback Midden to river cruises to visiting The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, the hiking and walking trails of the Boothbay Region Land Trust and excursions up and down the coast constantly remind us of how lucky we are to live on the Maine coast.
  • known for the warmest of welcomes.
    The Twin Villages have a tradition of hospitality that goes back over a hundred years. A popular tourist destination that quickly feels like home, Damariscotta immediately invites you to share in the rhythms of life on the Maine coast. Views that inspired artists and poets are everywhere you look, and Damariscotta celebrates and nurtures the Maine art tradition. Our seniors enjoy movies and performances at the Lincoln County Theater, lectures and resources at the Skidompha Library and browsing the many art galleries and artisanal boutiques of the Twin Villages. With so many opportunities to contribute to or celebrate the community, our seniors quickly form real connections to this very special place, and its people.

Whether you have lived on the Midcoast all your life or have dreamed of calling it home all your life, Schooner Cove will help you get the most out of life in Damariscotta, Maine.

See for yourself how Schooner Cove makes it simple to enjoy the best of Damariscotta and Midcoast Maine. Call (207) 563-5523 for a personal tour today.