Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2020

Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude is here… now in its 39th year. Prelude will “pivot” this year, with social-distancing and many events virtual, versus the big crowds of the past for tree-lighting, parades and shopping. Both the Prelude Hat Parade and Pooch Parade will be virtual this year, sign up if you want to see and be seen! “Christmas Prelude will be very different this year, with an emphasis on keeping everyone safe,” said Kennebunkport Business Association President Paul Humphrey of Mornings in Paris. But Prelude lovers, have no fear, its not a Bah Humbug year. Neither the Grinch, nor Covid, can steal away […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / December 1, 2020

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2020

The best things to do in Fall in Kennebunkport

What’s the most beautiful time of year in Kennebunkport? Many would say summer…but fall is magical on the Maine coast and especially in the beautiful seaside town of K’port. In September and October you can still walk the beaches of Gooches, Mother’s Beach and Colony Beach in Kennebunkport…and it’s a much easier to find that parking spaces. Fall brings cool crisp evenings, while you still have warm sunny summer days. The temperatures in Maine in fall are splendid, 70-s by day and 50’s at night for perfect sleeping under a down duvet at a local Kennebunkport inn or cozy bnb. […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / September 20, 2020

The best things to do in Fall in Kennebunkport

Fun Activities in Kpt @ social distance

Go out to sea – there’s nothing more therapeutic than salty ocean air – charter a private boat cruise with Captain Bob of Rugosa Lobster Boat Tours, or with Captain Bruce aboard the fishing vessel Libreti Rose. Just you and you party and your Captain if you arrange for a private charter. As you cruise out of the Kennebunk River, out to sea, you’ll see Walkers Point- home of the Presidential Bush family, to Cape Porpoise where you’ll see Goat Island Light house, and the most picturesque fishing village. Your Rugosa Captain will pull a lobster trap, or help you […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / June 23, 2020

Happy Hour in the Port

Several Kennebunkport and Kennebunk restaurants and pubs offer happy hours, some are more frequent in the off-season – October to May, while others continue year round. Truth is Kennebunkport folks love their happy hours, some say “Kpt is a drinking town with a fishing problem,” others call it “Kennedrinkport” If you agree there is nothing better than a beverage overlooking the Kennebunk River or the sea, read on… and be sure to call ahead to confirm dates, times and deals. Be sure to call ahead to Kennebunkport & Kennebunk area restaurants for reservations, and outdoor dining and take out! See […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / May 20, 2020

Happy Hour in the Port

Kennebunkport Loves Lobster

For the Love of Lobster Visitors and Kennebunkport locals alike love their lobster. Whether to you it’s a delicacy, a summer treat, or a seafood staple, its best served with butter, and best eaten with a view out to sea – from whence it came. Kennebunkport’s lobstermen head out daily from the Kennebunk River and Cape Porpoise Harbor, to bring in fresh Maine lobster… its hard work, a proud heritage and a delicious tradition. So roll up your sleeves and dive in to a lobster in Kennebunkport… see our favorite places for lobster in Kennebunkport and check out our link […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / May 1, 2020

KPT Positivity in Positively Crazy Times

It’s easy to focus on the fear and the news cycle fodder. You can bum out that about Kennebunks’ beach rules, and mask requirements in businesses. You can protest, pout, or you can order #takeout! Or dine out – outside at Kennebunkport Restaurants, or inside with appropriate table spacing and masks until you are seated. I hope we all appreciate our beautiful beaches and favorite businesses even more these days. Let’s focus on the wonderful things occurring, non-profits and businesses rallying to offer new services to locals and yes – to seasonal residents (may these out-of-staters PLEASE quarantine unless you’ve had […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / May 1, 2020

KPT Positivity in Positively Crazy Times

The Promise of Spring in Kennebunkport Maine

Here’s a little secret from the Maine seacoast, and the rather famous summer town of Kennebunkport: You can walk the beach all year round. In fact, its incredibly serene and beautiful in spring. Mind you, locals complain about the weather, “Geezuz, what a wintah. Springs a slow stata, aintit.” It’s what Mainers do for fun, part of their Maine slang is a slew of “wicked weathah” expressions, ayuh! But the reality is the ocean mediates the temperatures along the southern Maine Coast. Warm sunny days in March and April are brilliant as the sun sparkles off the deep blue sea. Its truly magnificent, […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / March 20, 2020

Go Where the Locals Go

Don’t assume that the Maine coast turns to ghost towns after summer. Be a savvy traveler and come to Kennebunkport in the “off season” and you will love it for all new reasons!  Kennebunkport Maine’s “off-season” could be our best kept secret as it’s really Vacationland… or “staycation” without the crowd! Just fun locals and the best deals… Our Kennebunkport blog offers ideas on romantic places to stay, popular events, Kennebunkport best beaches and tours, but today, we’re going to talk about how to have fun like a local all year round

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Admin Kennebunkport / January 12, 2020

Kennebunkport Affordable Lodging

Kennebunkport has a classy, upscale reputation, a vacation destination for Presidents, celebs like Taylor Swift and Patrick Dempsey, famous chefs – Gordon Ramsey and Rachel Ray. But at its heart, K’port is a fishing village of humble happy lobstermen, aspiring artists and lovable locals. The same juxtaposition exists for overnight lodging in this charming seaside village – Kennebunkport has luxe high end hotels and spa resorts, and more modest Maine inns, bnbs and motels. What does it cost to stay in Kennebunkport? Well you can splurge on a top floor river view suite at Boathouse Waterfront Hotel for $300-400 a night, […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / January 12, 2020