Throughout New England we’re familiar with the expression that March often “comes in like a lamb, out like a lion” but there’s no question that this March has come in like a lion – with two strong nor’easters within a week, but visiting Kennebunkport Maine during a snowstorm has lots to enjoy! Here in Northern New England, it isn’t exactly unexpected to enjoy a snow day in early March, and we sure are going to take advantage at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast!
What could be better than playing in some fresh powder? And while we’ve got plenty of shoveling ahead of us, the beauty of visiting during a snowstorm means you won’t have to! Fortunately, Kennebunkport has incredible snow removal power, and that means that even in some of the most challenging storms, driving around town is no sweat (but we always recommend exercising caution!). Start your snow day with an incredible breakfast – and it you reserved one of our suites, you can choose to have breakfast delivered right to your door – what could be better than that? After fueling your tank, consider some of my favorite ways to enjoy the snow!
- Grab your snowshoes and go exploring one one of the great golf courses or amazing nature preserves in the area. With thousands of acres of land to explore a stone’s throw from our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast. But if you left your snowshoes at home, head over to Harris Farm in Dayton where they have rentals for cross country skis and snow shoes. And while you might not need their freshly groomed trails the day after a storm, it sure is great that they do it! Plus, you can warm up with hot cocoa in their warming hut!
- Lace up your boots and stroll along the coast, because there is absolutely nothing more stunning than the waves lashing the coastline, so enjoy it. Or Instagram it. And there is no question that the waves are going to be incredible tomorrow!
- Get cozy – grab a good book, turn on a movie, or just snuggle in front of a glowing fire. We’ve got plenty of tea, coffee, and cocoa to make the snuggling even better! But don’t forget to pop into the main house for some freshly baked cookies at tea time!
- After some fun in the snow and a warm up, there’s nothing better than catching up on the big screen with a visit to the movies. You can hit up the IMAX theater in nearby Saco Maine, or the small town Five Star Theater in Wells. But our fave is really Smitty’s Cinema in neighboring Biddeford – instead of auditorium seating you’ll find theaters complete with tables and large leather recliners. And best of all, you can enjoy dinner and a movie, because they serve a full menu, complete with pub favorites like wings, burgers, shakes, and fries – and salads, too.
So don’t let a forecast showing some snow get in the way of a great getaway to Kennebunkport Maine, because spending a snow day at a bed and breakfast like the Maine Stay Inn is a fantastic way to enjoy wintertime in New England.