A long weekend lies just ahead and that got me thinking about all of the great winter activities there are to enjoy in Kennebunkport Maine and the surrounding area. While some people aren’t huge fans of lots of snow, it sure makes things awfully pretty and we might even see a very light dusting on Saturday – what a treat! It’s just the kind that transforms our already lovely winter landscape into a perfect winter wonderland, without causing any trouble on the roads or even much shoveling! The great forecast ahead for this long weekend always makes me anxious to head outside and enjoy the scenery, but with so many great options, what should you choose?! Here are some of our favorite winter activities in and around Kennebunkport:
- Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at Harris Farm in nearby Dayton. Outdoor enthusiasts should feel free to bring their own equipment and take advantage of the miles and miles of groomed tracks and trails. But they’ve even got oodles of rentals for those who are casual skiers or are just looking to test the waters. Plus, their warming hut (with snacks available) is a welcome treat after a day of fun in the snow!
- Skating in downtown Kennebunk at their outdoor rink or on nearby Roger’s Pond (weather and ice conditions permitting, of course)! What could be better than some old-fashioned outdoor skating time? Plus, with lots of great restaurants offering fantastic lunch menus nearby, you’ve got excellent options for refueling before or after. Just remember to bring your own skates, because neither of these public arenas offer rentals, but never fear, if you’ve got the itch to go for a loop around the rink, you can head inside for rentals and refreshments at Biddeford Ice Arena.
- Outdoor activities of all kinds about at nearby Laudholm Farm – visitors bring their own snowshoes, XC skis or even just some boots or warm sneakers to enjoy the 7 miles of trails and paths (plus beachfront, of course!) on the property. Aren’t up for a real wintertime trek? Head over to Kennebunk beach for a stroll along the paved (and plowed) paths for some scenery without any fuss!
- Want to enjoy the great outdoors without breaking a sweat? Consider heading over to Rockin’ Horse Stables for a horse-drawn sleigh ride. And with cocoa and blankets to keep you warm, you can enjoy every second of a sleigh ride through the woods and fields just a moment’s drive from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.
Winter is an incredible time in Kennebunkport and we can’t wait to share more great pictures of the area with you on Facebook, Pinterest and here on the blog, but that usually just isn’t enough, so we hope to share this beautiful time of year with you soon!