Kennebunkport is a sporty town, with beach walks, bike rides along Ocean Ave and frequent road races throughout the year. The Bridal Path off Route 9, by the Mousam River Bridge offers beautifully scenic walks along the tidal river, as does the Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve just over the border in Wells.
Kennebunkport Conservation Trust has great mountain bike trails for biking including 10 miles of recreational trails on the Edwin L. Smith Preserve from their headquarters on Gravely Brook Drive in Kennebunkport.
As for big sporting events, there’s the Kennebunk High School athletics, the rams football games, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, track and field hockey – all KHS games are free to attend.
Maine has a proud competitive sport heritage, and visitors can attend sporting events with affordable tickets and family friendly venues. The Boston Red Sox AA Farm Team plays in Portland, so taking the kids to a Sea Dogs Game at Hadlock Field in Portland is great way to spend the day (they love Slugger the Sea Dog). The Portland Pirates Hockey Team hits the ice at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland during the AHL season.
Harness racing and auto racing are featured in nearby Scarborough for horse lovers and those who love the fast track of a speedway.
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway – Auto racing. Holmes Road, Scarborough. 883-5227.
Portland Pirates Hockey – AHL affiliate of NHL Washington Capitals. Play in Cumberland County Civic Center. Regular Season: October to early April. 775-3458.
Portland Sea Dogs Baseball – AA Farm Team for the Boston Red Sox. Home games held at Hadlock Field, Portland, from late April through early September. 879-9500.
Scarborough Downs – Seasonal harness racing, Rt. 1, Scarborough. 883-4331.
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