Find the top things to do in Kennebunkport activities and attractions below. Flirt with adventure and book a Kennebunkport bed and breakfast getaway of a lifetime.
Artists find the beauty of the Kennebunkport area perfect for creating paintings of many styles. You can find excellent paintings in watercolors, pastels, acrylics and oils.
There are sculptors and jewelers at work here, too. During the last decade, Kennebunkport has become a major center for the arts.
There are gallery openings and shows on a regular basis.
Lighthouses are of great interest to both photographers and historians. Capture the romance of these sentinels of the shore with your camera or visit them to imagine the heroic lifesaving duties rendered on dark and stormy nights.
There are several lighthouses to be seen within a short drive of our romantic Kennebunkport Inn.
Picnic lunches can be arranged.
New England is famous for the availability of antique furniture and collectibles. There are many antique shops, a few auction galleries and several old bookstores located in the area.
Almost every weekend offers you the chance to purchase a treasure at an estate sale or auction.
During the late 1700’s and 1800’s, the Kennebunks were important shipbuilding centers. Significant numbers of wooden sailing ships were built in the many ship yards along the shores of the Kennebunk River.
Today, the Landing School of Boat-building and Design, located in nearby Arundel, teaches the traditional skills and craftsmanship necessary to build quality wooden boats.
Tours can be arranged.
Kennebunkport, its sister town, Kennebunk and the fishing village of Cape Porpoise offer a variety of shops for all tastes and budgets, from those offering souvenir items to fine galleries for glass, art and gifts.
There is a selection for all!
Book passage on either a classic style schooner or a modern sailboat.
Either will provide an entertaining time of feeling the wind in your face, smelling the tangy scent of salt air and viewing the rockbound coast, magnificent “cottages” and relaxing!
Fish from the granite breakwater by the Colony Hotel or from the Mousam River Bridge for sea bass as they feed in the changing tides.
Charter boats are available for deep-sea trips to search for blues, stripers, tuna and grouper. Also, there are several expert guides who will show you the best places for fly-fishing.
Your innkeeper at our historic Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast can help you schedule a fly-fishing trip to a nearby river.
Bring your own or rent one (or a canoe) to explore the harbor, coastal inlets, islands and rivers near our southern Maine Coast Inn.
Enjoy a scenic harbor and coastal cruise to view the many sights including seals basking on sun-warmed rocks, lighthouses, yachts, sailboats, lobster boats and rugged rock formations as well as beaches.
Also, there are “reality” cruises where you learn about the challenges and dangers aboard a working lobster boat.