Top 7 Secret Winter Spots :: Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport, Maine is a wonderful town to explore! New England winters are a special kind of cozy and magical. Take some time to cozy up with a cup of coffee and peruse our list of top Kennebunkport winter activities near our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.

The Belted Galloways

These are the “Oreo cookie” cows; black with a white band around their middle. Most winter days, they can be seen grazing in a snow-covered field at a near-by farm. Makes a great and unusual picture memory of Kennebunkport.

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm

The Wells Reserve is a national treasure. It is 2,250 acres of protected land, a restored saltwater farm called Laudholm and a natural haven for wildlife. It is open to the public every day and offers beautiful trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The Captain Lord Mansion provides free snowshoes and poles.

The Brick Store Museum

The Museum was founded in 1936 and today is the focal point for the history of the area. The complex encompasses five historical buildings showcasing 70,000 artifacts and archival materials relating to the heritage of the Kennebunks. It is a perfect place to spend an hour or two on a cold winter’s day!

Parson’s Beach

Travel from Route 9 along the winding road lined with ancient maple trees to one of the prettiest and most secluded Maine beaches. It is a perfect place to take a brisk winter walk along an uncrowded beach.

Cape Porpoise Harbor

This picturesque working harbor is quintessential old-time Maine; see real lobster boats lined up like sentinels protecting the harbor. Have lunch at the “Ramp” restaurant and watch the “sea smoke’ rise from the surrounding water.

Spouting Rock & Blowing Cave

Two natural rock formations on Ocean Ave. where the rising tides create spectacular water shows, even in winter.

Franciscan Monastery

A secluded spot for quiet contemplation amid rolling lawns, shrines and wooded paths along the Kennebunk River. Location of Candlelight Caroling at Christmas Prelude.

Directions to each of these unique activities and attractions and more details are available at the Captain Lord Mansion Office Staff.

Enjoy exploring!

Bev and Rick, Your Innkeepers