For many school districts throughout New England, this week marks April Vacation Week, which means that spring has really arrived at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast. Now that the vast majority of restaurant that close for portions of the winter have reopened and the shops are transitioning to their springtime window
displays, it really feels like winter is finally coming to an end. For the first time last night, I heard the crickets on my way home from dinner, and a cacophony of bird calls can be heard each morning – and if I was at all experienced in birding, I would be able to tell you which critters have returned to Kennebunkport, but, alas, that is not one of my strengths. Fortunately for those who are avid birders or those who are looking to expand their horizons, there are three great nature preserves just minutes from the Maine Stay Inn. Both the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge and the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm sit just over the border in Wells, while the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust operates a variety of preserved parcels of land throughout town. So whether you’re looking for birds that are partial to wooded areas or open ocean or anything in between, we’ve got you covered! And with great walking trails, all three of these preserves are perfect for an active outdoor adventure or just a leisurely springtime stroll.
But while the leaves on the trees aren’t quite ready to pop, the tulips are beginning to poke their leaves through the soil and the paper whites are actually starting to bloom! Now if only the grass in the backyard would turn green soon… The teeny patch of snow that remains in a shaded corner of the yard tells of one of my favorite parts about spring – the fact that the days are warm and the nights are chilly. So that means you and explore during the day without the layers we’ve become accustomed to wearing throughout the winter, but at night, a jacket is a welcome accessory. Even better, though, is returning from dinner to a glowing fire or enjoying a relaxing soak in a whirlpool or soaker tub! Plus, during the month of April you can stay for two nights and get a third for free, which means even more snuggling by the fire Everyone at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast is enjoying the start of spring and hope you are too!