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Phippsburg, at the northern edge of Casco Bay, is one of the best kept secrets in New England. A place of vast and rare beauty, pristine beaches, ancient pine forests, abundant wildlife, great fishing, serenity, security, and solitude.
Full of hidden coves, nature trails, fishing spots, wildflowers, shorebirds, history, and memories to be made, Phippsburg is the type of small town that visitors fall in love with and come back to generation after generation, again and again.
Even before the first European colony was established in 1607 at the Popham site in Phippsburg, explorers had written of her charms and riches. Sebastian Cabot was here in 1497, Giovanni da Verrazano in 1526, Thomas Hanham and Martin Pring in 1603, and Samuel Champlain in 1605.
The Abenaki Indians used many areas of the Phippsburg peninsula as summer camps and 4,000 year old clam shell heaps have been unearthed in the Basin area of Phippsburg.
Unchanged like the wind and tide that sweep her shores, her bounty as deep as the sea, her wonders await. Come and experience her charm for yourself. Come to the beauty of Phippsburg.