Winters in the Kennebunks are a secret season, and those who discover this quieter time are in for a snowy treat. Deserted beaches offer a serene setting for a winter walk. Hillside draped in snow are prime for sledding. Nearby farms and cross country centers, like Laudholm Farm and Harris farm, offer Nordic skiing and snowshoeing so you can tour the snow-covered fields and winter woods before heading inside for a hot cocoa by the fire.
Dock Square in Kennebunkport is a postcard setting around the holidays with festive decorations and a magical Christmas tree in the village center. Winter is also a time for celebration in the Kennebunks with our world famous Christmas Prelude event. Christmas carols at the Franciscan Monastery and homemade cookies served inside the shops are all part of the scene, so is Santa arriving by lobster boat.
February is for Lovers in Kennebunkport, during this wonderful winter month locals Paint the Town Red and transforms the seaside village into a romantic retreat. Ice bars and Igloos, wine and cheese tastings, skate parties, and special candlelight dinners are planned for couples and honeymooners. Horse drawn sleigh rides throughout town are a treat, or you can visit nearby stables for horseback riding.
Winter is also a great time to discover indoor activities like bowling, roller skating, or Maine’s Indoor Rock Climbing Gym.
Movie theaters, Portland Museum of Art and the Children’s Museum are other ways to spend a winter day.
Wells Laudholm Farm – spectacular nature preserve and estuarine for seaside strolls and cross country ski trails. 646-4521
Garden Street Bowl – Bowling alley and Crotux bistro, Garden Street, downtown Kennebunk, 207-636-7799.
Motorland Maine Classic Auto Museum – a fantastic collection of antique autos on display inside this collector’s haven. Open Wed- Sunday in winter. 207-710-6699.
Rockin’ Horse Stables – Horse Drawn Sleigh/Carriage/Wagon Rides! 245 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport, 967-4288.
Harris Farm Cross County Ski Center – 40 Km of groomed x-c trails and snow shoeing. Rentals and lunch available, ice skating pond. Maple sugaring in March. Minutes from the coast just off Rt. 35, 30 minutes from Kennebunk. 252 Buzzell Rd Dayton, 207-499-2678.
Kennebunk Waterhouse Pavilion Ice Rink – free covered ice rink, Main Street, downtown Kennebunk.
The romantic Inn at English Meadows is open all winter long and has some great Winter, Paint the Town Red and Maine Maple Sunday specials with 15 to 20% savings and more! Be sure to visit their website for complete details on these and other winter specials.
The Breakwater Inn & Spa – Waterfront Inn
Located directly on the Kennebunk River with Beach and Ocean views. Experience chic water view inn rooms, cottages hanging over the river or spa rooms each with a river view. One of the most historic Kennebunkport hotels and inns with all the modern hotel comforts of today. Full service spa complex to indulge in exclusive signature spa treatments. Guests delight in innovative cuisine at Stripers Waterside Restaurant, taking pleasure in the freshest seafood, lobster and shellfish from the New England Maine Coast. 127 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046. Phone: 207-967-5333
Biddeford-Saco Ice Arena 207-283-0615
Maine Rock Gym Indoor Climbing Gym – 127 Marginal Way Portland. 207-780-6370
Southworth Planetarium – Shows for children and adults including laser concerts.
University of Southern Maine’s Science Building. Portland 207-780-4249
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