As today’s incredible weather and cloudless skies melded into a perfect evening, I was reminded of why a fall getaway in Kennebunkport Maine is so special. The day was absolutely ideal for wandering through town, walking on the beach, or even enjoying a scenic hike, but there was nothing more welcome than snuggling up in front of a warm (and non-smoky) gas fireplace – and fortunately for me (and you!) there was one with my name
on it right in the living room of our Kennebunkport Maine Bed and Breakfast. And with ten of our guest rooms and suites with their very own, there were plenty to go around! Fortunately, more of this stellar weather is in store, which means plenty of opportunities to enjoy all that the fall has to offer in Southern Maine. So lace up your shoes and hit the streets, because the activities abound at this time of year! The seasonal crops are ready to go, so if apple or pumpkin picking is your thing, there are tons of farms in the area that are just waiting for you. But if you are looking for something a little lower key, you can enjoy a scenic ride on one of the historic trains at the Seashore Trolley Museum. And this weekend kids and adults alike can experience the Pumpkin Patch Trolley, where they will take a colorful ride along the property’s loops of rail, paint a keepsake pumpkin, and snap some great photos before picking up their pumpkin to take home. A museum like this one is unique to Kennebunkport Maine and shouldn’t be missed.
One of my favorite spots for some outdoor fall fun is Mt. Agamenticus in York, not far from Kennebunkport, where you can climb some rolling hills to reach scenic overlooks like no other – not only will you have a great vista full of fall foliage, but on one side you can see out into the Atlantic Ocean, while on the other you can see clear to the White Mountains! And on your way back you can stop at the Ogunquit playhouse for an evening show or a matinee. I mean, how could you turn down a world class performance of “West Side Story”at neighborhood showhouse prices? But no matter how you choose to spend your fall getaway to Kennebunkport Maine, you’re sure to have the quintessential New England experience you were looking for!