Seasonal Kennebunkport Activities & Attractions
Spring – Summer possibilities
Beach going, antique shopping and galleries, lighthouse touring, kayaking, biking, birding, hiking, surfing, fly fishing, whale watching, golfing, or cruising the ocean on a lobster boat or schooner ship, or just relaxing – Kennebunkport has it all. At the Seashore Trolley Museum of Kennebunkport, ride restored historic electric railway vehicles and explore the world famous international transportation collection. Or take a tour of the Kennebunkport Brewing Company, the home of Shipyard Ales. Consider an old fashioned night of minor league baseball with The Portland Seadogs, Boston’s “AA” team, less than an hour away. Local theaters; The Arundel Playhouse and the world class Ogunquit Playhouse offer spectacular summer entertainment.
Consider a car-less vacation, ride the Downeaster train from Boston’s North Station to Wells, then hop the trolley and head for the Maine Stay Inn and Cottages. We will happily arrange your bike rentals.
A few suggestions for area activities:
- Historic district horse-drawn carriage ride or walking tours
- Taking in our Maine beaches
- Watersports (kayaking, canoeing, swimming)
- Whale-watches, lobster cruises, or Schooner sails
- Nature walks or hikes
- Museums, galleries, and boutique or outlet shopping
- Sporting events and summer-stock theater
If you choose you can come to simply relax, enjoy our wrap around front porch, nap in our hammock under the pines, and indulge in an easy game of bocce ball or volleyball with family or other Maine Stay guests.
Fall – Winter possibilities
In the fall, visit nearby Spiller Farm for apple and pumpkin picking or an old-fashioned hay ride, or explore the scenic Historic District on a horse-drawn carriage ride. The beaches and nature preserves are perfect for leaf-peeping in Maine. Shopping, Shopping, Shopping, we are located midway between the two largest shopping outlets in Maine. Kittery Outlet is south and Freeport, home of L.L. Bean, north, plus fabulous boutique shopping in Dock Square right around the corner. Romantic horse drawn sleigh rides across the snowy Maine landscape at Rockin Horse Stables or cross country skiing at Harris Farms. Outdoor ice skating opportunities abound – bring your own skates to our backyard rink, weather permitting, or rent skates at outdoor rinks a short drive away. Portland’s Pirates a great minor league hockey team provides great winter entertainment. If you are a museum fan, remember the Portland Museum, the state’s oldest and largest museum about 30 minutes away. Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude Celebration and famed “February For Lovers” offer excellent excuses for a wintertime visit to Maine. If you choose, you can come to simply relax, enjoy your gas fireplace, Jacuzzi, and DVD/VCR. Come enjoy the solace, romance, and beauty of fall in New England!
Whatever your fancy, whatever the time of year, we are only 90 miles from Boston, and we will take you back to simpler times and help you connect with those so special to you.
At the Maine Stay Inn and cottages we have accommodations to suit a variety of travelers and we are situated perfectly for easy access to numerous activities. A short walk will take you into Dock Square, the main shopping and eating area of this pristine, seaside town. Give us an idea about your interests and we will help to organize your days.
"The new owners, Judy and Walter, and their able staff, including Johanna, did all they could to make our stay an excellent experience. They accommodated our special needs and thoughtfully guided us to family friendly restaurants, provided beach parking passes and unlimited use of boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrellas." -TripAdvisor