Learn Kennebunkport Maine Things to Do
Enjoy Kennebunkport Maine! Guests can easily walk to dozens of award-winning restaurants known for delicious local seafood, and the town center, Dock Square, is also a four-minute stroll from our doorstep. From shopping to fine dining to sailing, there’s truly something for everyone in Kennebunkport.
Kennebunkport Maine Things to Do
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History buffs can tour the homes of sea captains and shipbuilders in the village’s historic district. Nature lovers can head out to sea for a whale watching excursion or kayaking expedition. Antique collectors can find one-of-a-kind treasures in our boutique stores. Head a few miles up the coast to see Cape Porpoise, a classic Maine fishing village with a stunning view of Goat Island Lighthouse.
A couple minutes further is beautiful Goose Rocks Beach – voted one of the top beaches in Maine by The Guardian. No visit is complete without a walk down Ocean Avenue to view the famous Spouting Rock, sweeping ocean vistas and President George Bush’s summer home – Walker’s Point.
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre
Throughout the summer and fall seasons, Vinegar Hill Music Theatre offers the best talent in national, regional and local musical entertainment. With its rustic barn setting, you can enjoy an intimate venue for a wide variety of wonderful performances.
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Kennebunk Beach is a blissful place to relax. It’s also one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. With an available playground and lifeguard on duty, you and your family can easily spend the entire afternoon at this popular attraction. For ideal walks on soft sand, Gooserocks Beach definitely fits the bill.
Cape Arundel Golf Club
The Cape Arundel Golf Club has been drawing golf enthusiasts since its founding in 1896. With its beautiful views and challenging holes, this course welcomes golfers of all skills and levels.
First Families Museum
Two centuries of Kennebunkport history is all in one place at the First Families Museum. From sea captains to presidents, you can discover many intriguing facts about this stunning region. Guided tours are available to tell you stories and present interesting artifacts. There is also a museum store on site, where you can find memorabilia and other wonderful treasures.
Seashore Trolley Museum
It’s the largest electric railway in the world. You can find out how mass transportation began and see the progress to today’s wide variety of travel options. Be sure to check out the museum’s collection of vehicles that has been gathered from almost all of the nation’s major cities. Fascinating tours and exhibits are available throughout the museum’s grounds.
Are you a bargain hunter? Do you enjoy seaside browsing in a wide variety of shops and chic boutiques? Then Dock Square is sure to satisfy your treasure seeking self. Whale watching, sailing excursions and fine dining are also available along this scenic stretch of Kennebunkport.
For the best natural water show around, the Blowing Cave has it all. An opening in the rocks lets water spout up to 30 feet into the air before high tide. It’s kind of like a whale blowing water. Prepare to get wet!
Cape Porpoise Pier
Ever wonder what it’s really like to catch lobsters? You can see the hard work firsthand on Cape Porpoise Pier. Plus, you’re free to experience this charming tidal harbor as you watch fishermen haul traps to provide Maine’s signature meal.
The Wedding Cake House
Some call it the most photographed house in the state of Maine. That’s because this historic residence is decorated in an ornate style unlike any other. If you happen to be nearby, take your own picture of its unique architecture for your personal collection.
You will not want to miss a drive around Ocean Avenue with its Blow Holes, seeping ocean vistas and view of President George Bush’s Summer Home – Walker’s Point.
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Established in 1833, the Goat Island Lighthouse has been a boating landmark for generations. Throughout the years, ferocious storms and shipwrecks have passed by this iconic monument. And it still stands to this day. During the summer, you can visit it by boat and get a personal tour from the lighthouse keepers, who also have their own living quarters on site.
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
In cooperation with the state, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is designed to protect salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. It’s open sunrise to sunset for bird watching and self-guided tours.