May in Maine Some fun things to do early in the season!
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Keith Ellenborgen, www.bluereef.com
The Alwewife Run
The alewives are running! Come see this amazing annual migratory event up close and personal at the Damariscotta Fish Ladder! Alewives are fish in the herring family that migrate up rivers and streams every spring to spawn. At the peak of the run you can see streams so dense with fish that it looks like you could walk on them.
Horseshoe crabs also migrate upriver to mate, although a little later than alewives. You can usually see them aggregating on the shores of the Damariscotta River from late May into June. Check out the trails below for a good river walk.