The fish are running, really running!

When you stand on the road bridge looking down at the fish house and adjacent stream and notice a black ribbon of alewives streaming below you, you know the run is going well. The fish are streaming up past the fish house and choosing between the fish ladder entrance on the right and the harvesting area to the left. And, thousands of alewives are making their way up the fish ladder and on to their spawning grounds in Damariscotta Lake. Eagles and osprey are plentiful… It’s a really good time to visit the fish ladder!