Kennebunkport, Maine Travel Guide
The Town of Kennebunkport is located in York County, Maine, about 85 miles northeast of Boston, and 29 miles south of Portland. It lies on Maine Highway 9, east of I-95 and U.S. Highway 1.
The town center, the area in and around Dock Square, is located along the Kennebunk River, about one mile from the mouth of the river on the Atlantic Ocean.
Historically a shipbuilding and fishing village, for over a century the town has become a popular summer colony and seaside tourist destination.
Cape Porpoise, while retaining its identity as a fishing harbor, has a very small village area with several restaurants, a church, grocery store, coffee shop, small library, and art gallery.
Points of interest include Ocean Avenue, Gooch's Beach, Middle Beach, the Seashore Trolley Museum, the Brick Store Museum, the Eastern Trail, the Wedding Cake House, Blowing Cave, Saint Ann's Church, whale watching, sailing excursions, art galleries and eclectic shops.
Special events are held thru the year, such as the May Day Parade, the Kennebunkport Festival in early June, the Launch Maine Maritime Festival, fall Harvest Fest, Christmas Prelude, and more.
We have visited Kennebunkport and have enjoyed its many attractions, lodging options and restaurants.
Spend a day, or more, and enjoy and explore Kennebunkport!
|Boats at anchor on a quiet day in Kennebunkport
|Canoe trip along the quiet waters of Kennebunkport|
|Scene along Ocean Drive in Kennebunkport, Maine|
Lodging Options in Kennebunkport
Scenes Around Kennebunkport
|Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Maine, the northern home of the late President George H.W. Bush|
|Plaque honoring President George H.W. Bush ... "An Anchor to Windward"|
|The historic, rustic stone Saint Ann's Episcopal Church in Kennebunkport, dating to 1887|
|Interior view of Saint Ann's Church in Kennebunkport|
|Shopping paradise in Kennebunkport|