Almost overnight, the fall foliage in Kennebunkport Maine has exploded with color, leading guests and residents alike have started exploring their favorite paths to enjoy the new sights. We are extremely fortunate in this area to enjoy spectacular vistas of the Atlantic, but during the fall we get even luckier, as our position along the coast allows for viewing of the foliage at the same time as
we take in the salty air! Honestly, from the second you step outside our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, you can’t miss the blazing leaves and distinctly fall-smelling air. But if you are looking for particularly breathtaking strolls, I’ve got a few up my sleeve, no matter the distance you like to travel.
Whether you are looking to enjoy the crisp autumn air for a few minutes or a few miles, wandering along Ocean Avenue is a favorite for everyone visiting Kennebunkport Maine. Yes, if you venture far enough, you will approach the famous Bush Compound, but even the sights closer to our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast are breathtaking. You will certainly enjoy the changing of the leaves as you pass historic homes, bustling marinas, St. Ann’s Church (famous for its stone facade and priceless location), and, of course, incredible views of the rest of the Southern Maine coastline across the bay. Another great option with ample opportunities for leaf-peeping comes just on the other side of town at the Franciscan Monastery. With almost 70 acres of riverfront land, including trails meandering through wooded areas (and, oh, how lovely they are right about now!), there’s plenty to explore and photograph. Plus, on your way back, you can stop at any one of the awesome Kennebunkport Restaurants for lunch in Dock Square!
The more adventurous (or just energetic) folks who might choose to partake in a more vigorous tour should consider some of the protected tracts of land that have helped to keep Kennebunkport Maine and the surrounding areas as idyllic as they are. The Kennebunkport Conservation Trust maintains a large parcel with excellent trails just north of the Maine Stay. The Smith Preserve is well known for its deciduous (i.e., gorgeous at this time of year!) trees and unusual wildlife, but its quiet and lightly trafficked location make it perfect for the solace seeker. Laudholm Farm, or the Wells Reserve, is another area with awesome spots for foliage pics, especially those that might also include the water. Take the beach trail down to the ocean, passing trees and grasses reaching their peak of color. With the option of choosing educational paths, it’s a perfect excuse for ditching school or work!
But frankly, no matter where you choose to explore during your trip to Kennebunkport Maine, there’s no such thing as a “bad view” because this area is so naturally beautiful! Now that the trees have finally taken on their signature fall wardrobe, the area is primed for pictures – even just the mental kind. Snap away!