Category Archives: Area attractions

Kennebunkport Residents Recently Honored Bush 41 With “An Anchor to Windward”!

From Wikianswers.com comes this definition of "An Anchor to Windward"; "During a storm, if a ship is being blown toward a hazard, the crew can drop the anchors on the windward side of the ship (the side facing the wind) in order to stop the ship from running aground or wrecking. Such an "anchor to […]

What is “The Kennebunkport River Green” and Who Owns It?

The "River Green" sits directly in front of the Captain Lord Mansion and stretches between Pleasant Street and Ocean Avenue.  Today, the sloping lawn is well manicured and is home to various summer events such as art shows, craft fairs and band concerts.  There is quite an interesting story of how the green came to be […]

Where Can You Rent Scooters in Kennebunkport?

This is not Bermuda! You now can rent scooters from Harbor Village Scooters which is located at Coopers Corner (the junction of Routes 9 & 35) in Kennebunk’s Lower Villageat the Sunoco Station.  The Kennebunkport area has miles of flat roads and lots of beautiful scenery.  Don’t struggle finding a parking space at the beaches; tour the […]

4 Enjoyable Memorial Day Adventures in Kennebunkport

Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional start to the tourist season and there are several activities that begin this weekend which offer you different experiences to enhance your enjoyment of Kennebunkport. The Lobster Boat Rugosa begins giving scenic cruises along the beautiful and rugged coast.  See lobster harvesting up close and personal!  This weekend, the […]

What Do You Know About The Statue on Kennebunkport’s River Green?

This statue graces Kennebunkport's River Geen which is located in front of the Captain Lord Mansion.  Frank Handlen, the artist and sculptor of this magnificent bronze is a personal friend of ours.  There is quite a story concerning the creation of this statue.  Frank had actually begun crafting the clay model of "Our Fore bearers of the Coast" […]

Did You Know the Nutcracker will be in Portland this December?

The Victorian Nutcracker Join Portland Ballet, Portland's resident professional dance company, for a magical journey through Victorian Portland to the enchanted Kingdom of the Sweets!  This classical Nutcracker story is set in beautiful Victorian Portland, with sets and costumes inspired by the Victoria Mansion. PBC dancers bring this tale to life accompanied by the Portland Ballet Orchestra […]

What is The Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm?

The Wells Reserve is a 2,250-acre research, education, and recreation facility, a public-private partnership within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.  Wells Reserve facilities are located at historic Laudholm Farm in Wells, Maine.  The Mission of The Wells Reserve is dedicated to protecting and restoring coastal ecosystems of the Gulf of Maine through integrated research, stewardship, environmental […]

What is a Maise Maze near Kennebunkport?

      Aerial View of a Corn Maze.          Recently Bev and I took our grandson to Hershey, PA and visited a corn maze near there.  Upon entering the maze, they gave us a flag on a tall pole so they could follow everyone's progres through the maze.  Our grandson had […]

What Does the Kennebunk River Look Like From the Air?

The Kennebunk River from the Air! The Captain Lord Mansion is conveniently located overlooking the Kennebunk River just three short blocks from the Dock Square center of Kennebunkport.  The view from the cupola at the Mansion gives an excellent view of the village neighborhood of historic homes as well as a small glimpse of the river, but not this […]

Fall is Coming to Kennebunkport!

The Carriage House at the Captain Lord Mansion These pictures give you a sense of the fabulous color to be found here in the Kennebunkport area.  You don't have to travel too far from the Captain Lord Mansion to take such terrific pictures yourself.  We can help plan your day-trips to see beautiful scenic parts […]