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This boating and fishing community on the salty Damariscotta River will have you wondering why river towns aren't more popular. The shores are lined with oyster shells that historians say are from Native American gatherings 2,500 years ago. Cool, no?
It makes sense why this city's population of 1,372 people all live within one square mile when you see how lovely it is downtown. As the home of Humboldt Creamery, the town gained renown for its high-quality butter and came to be known as "Cream City." The town of Ferndale is also famous for its particularly well-preserved Victorian storefronts and homes—often referred to as "Butterfat Palaces," since many are the result of fortunes derived from the local dairy industry.