With the Fourth of July in the rearview by the time this newspaper reaches subscribers, Lincoln County’s peak season is officially here.
For the next eight-plus weeks, we can count on traffic jams in Wiscasset, full parking lots in Damariscotta, and BMWs with Massachusetts plates going 15 mph under the speed limit during our morning commute.
We can also count on the presence of thousands of part-time residents and vacationers who make many Lincoln County businesses viable, including ours.
We welcome all of you – our part-time neighbors and first-time visitors. We hope you enjoy your time here – enough so you come back and tell your family and friends to come too.
We like this place so much, we endure 10 months (more or less) of ice, mud, sleet, and snow to spend our lives here, so we understand the attraction. We even had a “bomb cyclone” last year. We literally didn’t know what it was until it hit us!
No matter how long we live here, we always find something new to appreciate about Lincoln County.
We encourage you to use The Lincoln County News, as well as our other publications, like Lincoln County Magazine and “On the Trail in Lincoln County,” as a guide to your own discovery of our county.
You could spend a summer and barely even begin to do and see everything there is to do and see here.
Then again, why would you want to? Part of the joy of summer in Lincoln County is relaxation – a quiet morning at a cottage on the lake, afternoons at the beach or on the water.
Whatever your plans this summer and wherever you hail from, welcome, or welcome back, to Lincoln County.