It is hard to believe that fall is right around the corner, especially with a summer heat wave underway throughout much of the Northeast, but the time for planning an incredible fall getaway on the Maine Coast has arrived! Labor Day Weekend kicks off the start of a stunning season (although early September usually features incredible summer weather as well), and there is no question that early autumn is one of the best times of year to experience Kennebunkport Maine.
So now that fall is quickly approaching, it is time to discuss the best ways to revel in the
season. Once the kids head back to school, a sense of leisure is palpable in town and the pace of life becomes more relaxed. It is the season for wandering, strolling, and exploring without a strict timetable! Don’t forget your walking shoes on your fall getaway, because adventuring on foot is one of the best ways to see the area.
During the fall season, breakfast on the porch is one of the best ways to start the day. After enjoying a gourmet meal overlooking the heart of historic Kennebunkport, head along the shores of the Kennebunk River to the Atlantic Ocean. From here you can drink in views of fall foliage all along the seacoast or just enjoy an Instagram-worthy photo shoot along the beach.
After lunch and some shopping at the unique boutiques and stunning galleries in Dock Square, it is time to explore the Maine Coast – but this time from the water! Fall is the ideal time to enjoy whale watching or a schooner ride. Or learn about Maine’s classic lobstering industry and a scenic boat ride on the Rugosa Lobster Tour. And since no visit to Kennebunkport would be complete without enjoying the area’s culinary scene. With excellent choice from lobster shacks to five star dining and everything in between, Kennebunkport is the perfect Southern Maine destination for those looking to indulge in delicious cuisine during their getaway. And Portland, Maine, one of the nation’s hottest urban culinary destinations is just a half hour away (or sometimes less!). So no matter what you are looking to do during your New England fall getaway, Kennebunkport Maine is the perfect destination.