When one thinks of spending a vacation in Maine, you may think of skiing and snowboarding at Sugarloaf, ice skating in Portland at Deering Oaks, or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the vast wilderness of Maine. For locals of course, it’s shoveling. For vacationers without this burden, understandably, you’re anxious for the fluffy snowflakes turning our town into a winter wonderland.
Little do you know, there are in fact well maintained trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing right in Kennebunkport Maine’s back yard. Winter visitors may be delighted to take a winter excursion on snowshoes or skis while being enamored by the pristine beauty of the forested terrain. Kennebunkport is rewarded not only for its soft sandy beaches, gorgeous grand homes, quaint coastal boutiques, but visitors can also enjoy the 7 miles of snowshoe and cross-country trails at Lauholm Farm (Wells National Esuarine Resaerch Preserve). Be sure to either wear warm winter boots or bring your own equipment here. If that’s not a possibility, you can also take the trip to nearby Harris Farm in Dayton which provide rentals for their miles of groomed trails. Complimentary snowshoes are even available at the Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport as well! Bordering on the Kennebunk River, showshoers and skiers alike can take off on a winter outing at the Cape Arundel Golf Course.
If you’re too spent on dredging on snowy excursions, take a walk along the wintered beach cleared of snow and crowds of sunbathers. You can also choose to go ice skating at the public ice rink in Downtown Kennebunk off of Maine St or Roger’s Pond. The secret to revel in the winter beauty without investing energy is to hop up on a horse drawn sleigh with a blanket and hot cocoa at the Rockin’ Horse Stables.
You can indulge in all that can be enjoyed on a winter vacation in Kennebunkport!