It’s hard to believe that the end of September is already upon us, but that just means that foliage season is underway, setting the stage for some fun fall day trips from Kennebunkport Maine. And while there is plenty to do and explore in and around town, it’s sometimes fun to hit the road and explore what other nearby New England destinations have to offer. So this fall, consider exploring some of our favorite spots for a great day trip not far from Kennebunkport Maine.
- Ogunquit, ME has lots to offer day trippers, and since it’s located just 13 miles from the Maine Stay Inn, you’ll have lots of time to enjoy all of its attractions. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll along the 1 1/4 mile Marginal Way or some retail therapy in Perkins Cove, Ogunquit’s got something fun for you. And with some great restaurants, there are lots of spots to keep you fueled throughout the day. But one of my favorite fall activities you’ll find in Ogunquit is the world class Ogunquit Playhouse, which offers Broadway quality musical performances at Maine prices – it’s not to be missed!
- Portland, ME is less than 30 minutes from Kennebunkport Maine and reminds many of a miniature Boston with its cobbled streets and happening historic “Old Port” district. But with late season whale watching options and cruises of the harbor (and even some going to the harbor islands for another fun adventure), there’s lots to explore this fall.
- The Freyburg Fair gets underway tomorrow, which means tons of the most charming and quintessentially New England events during the first part of October. Plus, you’ll enjoy some glorious fall foliage and scenic vistas on the 90 minute trip from Kennebunkport Maine. Plus, that puts you pretty close to nearby North Conway, home to more great outlet shops in a cute village setting, and the breathtaking White Mountains. Definitely the perfect trip for enjoying fall in New England.
- Freeport Maine is a known as the home of L.L.Bean, and its popularity caused other great shops to spring up all around it, building an Outlet community in a town setting. So while you’re loading up on flannel and boots for the winter, you can also enjoy some home brewed beer tastings or guided kayaking trips – all things that make for a fun day trip just 40 minutes north of Kennebunkport.
But whether you decide to take a fun fall day trip or stick closer to your home-away-from-home in Kennebunkport Maine, you’re sure to enjoy every moment of your fall foliage getaway in town.