Exploring Kennebunkport Maine for a Winter Getaway

Kennebunkport Maine may be one of America’s top beach destinations, but it is also the perfect spot for a romantic winter getaway. Yes, cozying up by a glowing fireplace or enjoying a luxurious soak in a jacuzzi tub at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast may be a given during the winter months, but outdoor exploration is one of our favorite, and often overlooked, activities.

Kennebunkport trails in the winter
A Laudholm Trust Trail at Dusk

After breakfast, bundle up and head to the beach for an ocean walk – Maine’s coastline is just as spectacular when it’s covered in snow! You can brave the elements at Parson’s Beach or Goose Rocks, or enjoy a stroll on the paved path flanking the Kennebunk beaches. Then head back to our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast to warm up with steaming mugs of cocoa in front of the fire.  More adventuresome folks can head north to L.L.Bean for snowshoe and cross country ski lessons or bring their own and blaze a trail at one of many Kennebunkport Maine nature preserves.  Check out Laudholm Trust for seven miles of trails leading to stunning coastline, through wooded paths over protected marshes and estuaries, or through acres of open fields with breathtaking views.  With vistas like that, even I think I could be a farmer!  The Kennebunkport Conservation Trust has finally joined over 1,000 acres of land to create one of the largest unfragmented tracts of protected land in Southern Maine with ten miles of trails.  Though it’s not waterfront, you’ll pass vernal pools and have the opportunity to glimpse native fauna during your winter getaway!

Not a snow bunny?  Bring your skates and enjoy old-fashioned fun on our backyard skating rink!  The jacuzzi tub in your Kennebunkport bed and breakfast room/suite is always welcome relief to sore muscles and bruised bottoms!  But don’t miss out on this great winter getaway activity if you don’t own skates or they won’t fit in the suitcase – Westbrook Skating Rink in Biddeford Pool offers outdoor skating and skate rentals.

Don’t let this glorious winter slip away without exploring the great outdoors – even if you’re not a fan of the slopes!  So pack your bags and head to Kennebunkport Maine for a bed and breakfast experience to remember.

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