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Kennebunkport is New England’s Prettiest Coastal Town!

Yankee magazine has recently released an article called “10 Prettiest Coastal Towns in New England,” and, of course, Kennebunkport Maine tops the list! So while I am totally unsurprised to see this incredible village on the Maine coast topping the list, I sure am happy to see that the things I love about Kennebunkport are the same things that this New England magazine appreciates as well.  I mean, with no commercial chains or franchises, historic homes, quaint shops, and a stunning coastline,… Read More

What Should We Do On Our Maine Coast Visit?

I get asked all the time what people should do on their visit to the Maine Coast, and the answer really is “whatever you want!”  Honestly, there is so much to do and so much coastline to see that visitors have to pick activities based on where their interests lie.  I mean, someone who is an avid outdoorsman (or woman) is going to have a very different “must do” list than an avid shopper.  And while I probably am one to choose… Read More

A Gorgeous Day In Kennebunkport

At daybreak this morning, Kennebunkport was cloaked in a bit of fog, clouds, and even some light rain – not exactly ideal  for a day at the beach! But much to everyone’s delight, by the time breakfast was over, the weather had completely changed, with intense summer sun and bright cloudless skies. It certainly makes one wonder how is it exactly that the weathermen can get the forecast wrong so often… But when it was as beautiful as today, you certainly couldn’t worry about for… Read More

Kennebunkport Beaches Welcome Spring

While Old Man Winter has hung around a bit longer this year than most New Englanders would like, spring is officially here and today was perfect for enjoying a walk along the Kennebunkport Beaches!  Yes, it may have been a bit breezy, but the sunshine definitely said that Mother Nature has us right on the cusp of true springtime.  And boy was that sunshine a reminder of just how lovely the beaches are in Kennebunkport! While the water might be a little… Read More

Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport Open for Visitors

After many years of litigation between homeowners in Goose Rocks Beach and the Town of Kennebunkport, visitors this summer are likely to see few changes during their trip out to Goose Rocks.  For those who don’t know, Goose Rocks Beach is the northeastern part of Kennebunkport that lies on the Biddeford line along the Atlantic Ocean.  Named after a crest of rocks that look like geese floating on the water when exposed during low tide, this area is primarily residential with a… Read More

Summer’s Heating Up in Kennebunkport Maine

A mini heat wave arrived in Kennebunkport Maine just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend, and while temps in the low 90s are a bit unusual in this neck of the woods, everyone seems to be enjoying a chance to hit the beach!  Fortunately, there’s lots of coastline to enjoy in southern Maine, and you don’t have to venture far from the Maine Stay Inn to find a spot that’s right for you.  In fact, we’re located just a block… Read More

A Maine Summer Vacation in Kennebunkport

With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, that means that it is summer vacation time, and there’s no better place to enjoy a Maine summer vacation that in Kennebunkport!  Now you may think that I am a little biased towards this charming town, but the truth is that I’m “from away” and have explored just about every coastal vacation area in New England and after all of that travel, there’s a reason I landed in Kennebunkport.  Okay, more than a few… Read More

Favorite Things About Kennebunkport Maine

So while last night’s surprise thunderstorms sidelined my plans for some outdoor fun, a day like today reminded me of some of my favorite things about Kennebunkport Maine.  Now, we all know that there are way too many amazing things about this seaside town, so I will do my darnedest to keep this list reasonable.  But since I am making this a short one, apologies if I left anyone else’s faves off! The beach –  Whenever.  No seriously, in rain or shine,… Read More

Kennebunkport Nominated for Happiest Seaside Town in America

Area natives, local residents (otherwise known as “transplants” like me!) and visitors alike have known for ages that Kennebunkport is a truly incredible place, one that really takes you back in time.  Yes, this quaint little village is the kind of place where kids still play outside, ride bikes along the beach, and people leave their doors open and the keys in their cars.  Strangers smile and wave as though you’re an old friend they encountered along tree lined streets and walking… Read More

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Kennebunkport Nominated for “Prettiest Painted Places”

Thanks to a national competition to find the “Prettiest Painted Places in America,” people across the country are discovering what Maine residents have long known: The Pine Tree State has some of the most beautiful towns and neighborhoods to be found anywhere.  Sponsored by the Paint Quality Institute, whose mission is to educate the public aboutquality paints and coatings, the “Prettiest Painted Places” competition has drawn two entries from Maine: Kennebunkport and Ogunquit. Over the next few weeks, the two Maine communities will vie with nearly… Read More

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