Head Tide Dam

Head Tide Dam is a historic dam on the Sheepscot River in the Head Tide Historic District of Alna, built more than a hundred years ago to support several local mills.  Popular location for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and viewing wildlife.




June 1, 2017, alewives were moving up the Sheepscot River to spawn. Their journey is a struggle against current, predators, weather and man made obstacles. The old dam seen here, at Head Tide in Alna, Maine, will be altered in the coming years to ease the passage of migrating fish.