The Southern Maine Antique Trail passes by Kennebunkport Maine, as it travels up Route 1 from York to Arundel. 23 amazing antique shops dot this stretch, encompassing less than 30 miles. But as you turn onto Route 9 heading
toward Kennebunkport, the trail takes a detour, and extraordinary shopping opportunities extend into our quaint New England town. Old House Parts in Kennebunk offers an assortment of particularly unique architectural items, from doors and fireplace mantels to stained glass and claw foot tubs. Nearby Antiques USA and Arundel Antiques make up for originality in sheer quantity – plus they’re both less than 10 minutes from our Kennebunkport Maine Bed and Breakfast.
Recently, however, we were treated to a phenomenal antique show at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm. Last Sunday, this stunning property hosted dozens of vendors from across the nation. And while we didn’t find exactly what we were looking for, the opportunity to browse through their lovely pieces was a great way to spend a summer afternoon! The barn at Laudholm Farm sits perhaps 4 miles from our Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunkport Maine, and was filled to the brim with fragile glassware, light fixtures, and china from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. But my favorite item was a worn sign advertising Maine Lobster. Too bad it would look so out of place in our 1860 Victorian!
Laudholm Farm/Wells Reserve plays host to a variety of incredible craft and antique fairs throughout the season, and they are always top-notch. So when planning your vacation to Kennebunkport Maine, make sure to take advantage of the amazing programming at Laudholm and the plethora of antique stores in the area.