Architectural Walking Tour:
Sponsored by The Brick Store Museum, Main Street, Kennebunk (207) 985-4802.
90-minute guided walking tours of Kennebunk's National Historic Register District
are offered seasonally; call for times. Guidebooks ($5.00) for self-guided tours are
available at the Museum during regular hours (Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.).
- Art Guild of the Kennebunks, P.O. Box 2658, K'port (207) 985-2959
- Joy Biddle Gallery, 26 Maine Street, K'port (207) 967-5980
- Collins Galleries, 35 Western Avenue, K'port (207) 967-5004
- L.A. Frechette Art Gallery, 29 Western Avenue, Kennebunk (207) 967-2422
- Gallery on Chase Hill, 10 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk (207) 967-0049
- Hunter Editions (reproductions of fine art), 166 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk (207) 967-2802
- Maine Art Gallery & Framing, Lower Village, Kennebunk (207) 967-2803
- Mast Cove Galleries, Mast Cove Lane, K'port (207) 967-3453
- Thomas Kincade at Ocean Winds, 17 Ocean Avenue, K'port (207) 967-2823
- W. Robert Paine, 42 Ocean Avenue, K'port (207) 967-2104
- Val McGann Gallery, 33 Ocean Avenue, K'port (207) 967-4949
Arundel Barn Playhouse:
Old Post Road, Arundel (207) 985-5552. Live, professional summertime theatre in
a renovated 1888 barn. Summer season runs from June to September. Only minutes
from The Colony Hotel.
Atlantic Exposure Cruise and Charter, Ltd.
Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport (207) 967-4784 (Reservations). Located at the Nonantum
Resort's Marina. Scenic ecology cruise exploring the secret life that exists under the surface
of the ocean with state-of-the-art video technology.
Kennebunkport (207) 967-8685.
View the breathtaking beauty of the coastline of the Kennebunks from the cockpit of a 37-foot
ocean racing yacht. Take the helm and participate in the sail or relax and enjoy
the affinity of the briny sea. Free sailing instruction if desired.
For your personal comfort and pleasure the number of guests is limited to six.
Skippered by USCG captain. Flexible schedules.
Available directly from The Colony Hotel for half day, full day or by the hour.
Brick Store Museum:
117 Main Street, Kennebunk (207) 985-4802. Historical, fine and decorative arts exhibitions in restored
19th-century buildings in the heart of Kennebunk’s historic district. Open year-round,
Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 1 pm. Admission is by donation; suggested $3.00 per person.
Cape-Able Bike Shop
83 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport (207) 967-4382. Bicycle repairs, rental, sales, accessories. A
biking map of the area is also available.
Cape Arundel Golf Club:
River Road, Kennebunkport (207) 967-3494. Hotel guests are welcome; reservations are
mandatory and must be made 24 hours in advance. 18 hole, par 69, 6,000 yard golf course.
Call for tee times.
Golf lessons available upon reservation. Full-service golf shop.
Collared shirts only, no jeans, gym pants, or sweatpants.
Greens fees $45.00; cart rental $24.00 for 18 holes. Club hours: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Casco Bay Lines, Portland (207) 774-7871
Offers a variety of scenic routes with different destinations, durations and departure times.
Go on a family trip, escape for lunch or dinner, spend a day at the beach, bike, and hike, or
go on a music cruise. Call for a complete schedule and ticket prices.
Chick's Marina, Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport (207) 967-2782
Marine store, dockage, and repairs available.
Dancing Hawk Guide Service:
Kennebunk (207) 985-7150. Canoe trips along the
Mousam River. Canoes, equipment and a homemade lunch provided. The trips last about
four hours and go through some absolutely beautiful wild river scenery in West Kennebunk.
Call to make appointment.
Dutch Elm Golf Course:
Brimstone Road, Arundel (207) 282-9850. Fifteen minutes north
of Kennebunk. A call for starting times seven days ahead preferred, but no reservations required.
Par 72. Open 7:00 a.m. to dusk. Greens fees
$35.00 weekend, $30.00 weekdays (in season, starting June 1); cart rental $26.00.
First Chance Whale Watch:
Kennebunkport, (207) 967-5507. Half-day trips from
Kennebunkport, guaranteed sightings. Area’s fastest and newest whale watch
boat. Galley facilities. Call ahead for reservations. Seventy passengers. $30.00 adult, $27.00 senior, $15.00
children ages 3 - 12.
Goat Island Lighthouse. The Goat Island Lighthouse was built to light the channel
into Cape Porpoise Harbor in 1834. Interesting place to see from Cape Porpoise.
Gone with the Wind, (207) 283-8446
Exciting ocean kayak tours of the Southern Maine coast in Vision open-top kayaks.
Guided ocean kayak trips leave from Biddeford Pool.
Daily May-September by reservation.
Rentals available for people with previous experience. Windsurfing lessons, sales and service.
All trips, lessons and rentals are by reservation.
Corporate and group functions. Retail store located on Yates Street, Biddeford Pool.
Route 9 - Beaver Dam Road, Berwick (207) 698-1807. Open June through August. Call for plays that are being performed.
Hillcrest Pitch and Putt:
Kennebunk (207) 967-4661. Driving range and miniature golf.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk. Large pail of balls $4.00 and small pail $2.00. Pitch
and putt course $5.00 per person.
Kennebunkport (207) 967-3686. “The Best Way to See the Area.” A 45-minute
narrated sightseeing tour, featuring these points of interest: former President Bush’s Estate,
Franciscan Monastery, Blowing Cave/Spouting Rock, hotels, shops & restaurants.
Trolley leaves from Ocean Avenue and stops at Nonantum Resort, The Colony Hotel,
Rhumb Line Motor Lodge, Franciscan Monastery, Narragansett Condominiums, Beach House Inn
and K.B.I.A. Fares good all day.
Kennebunkport Brewing Company:
Kennebunkport (207) 967-4322. See local ale being brewed daily. Tours available starting
Memorial Day. Located at the Shipyard Shops, Lower Village, Kenneunk.
Kennebunkport Historical Society:
PO Box 1173, 125 North Street, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 (207) 967-2751.
The Historical Society has acquired many buildings and features guided walking tours.
The School House:
135 North Street, (207) 967-2751.
Archival research access by appointment.
The Nott House:
8 Maine Street, Kennebunkport. A classic 1853 Greek Revival house with elegant Victorian furnishings.
Mid-June to mid-October, Tuesday through Friday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Adults $5.00, Children under 18 free. Group tours are encouraged and are available upon request.
Guided tours leave the Nott House Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
Guide books for self-guided walking tours are available.
The Pasco Exhibit Center,
Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., mid-June to mid-October
The Kennebunkport Marina
Kennebunkport (207) 967-3411.
Slips, ramp, marina store, seasonal cottage, fishing equipment sales,
canoe, kayak, and fishing rod rentals, and bait available.
Kennebunk River Tennis Club:
Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport (207) 967-2090. Hotel
guests are welcome. Six clay courts and 2 Har Tru courts. Call for court time.
one hour and 20 minutes. Tennis attire required, collared shirts only. Tennis lessons,
clinics, and matches available from tennis professionals. Club pro, Chris Conrad.
Lady J Sportfishing Charters:
Kennebunkport (207) 967-7304. A longtime resident of the Kennebunks, Capt. Adam Littell
has extensive maritime knowledge and knowledge of the Gulf of Maine and local tidal rivers.
Bluefish, striped bass, mackerel, and sharks. Full- and half-day rates available. May-October.
(207) 946-5040. A 200-year old restored berry farm located in one of Wells' loveliest
areas. During harvest, fresh berries, homemade jams, and baked goods are offered daily.
Blueberry picking in season. Enjoy a round of golf; then relax on a beautifully landscaped
patio and enjoy a selection from the farm's unique menu.
Merriland Farm Golf Course:
Wells (207) 946-0508. Enjoy a round of golf on a challenging 9-hole, Par 3 beautifully
landscaped golf course. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. spring through fall.
Mountain Road, York, off Route 1 South, 5 miles from the coast. You
can see the mountain from The Colony Hotel's oceanside porch! 692-foot mountain peak with
miles of mountain biking and hiking trails. Maine’s premier hawk-watching lookout.
Gorgeous views of forest and ocean from lodge deck. Picnicking. Mountain bike rentals
next door at Mt. Agamenticus Stables (207) 361-2840. Parking available in lots.
Kennebunkport (207) 967-0665. Scuba and photography. See whales,
seals, dolphins, birds with Capt. Kevin Thorsell, naturalist, USCG Master, aboard the 28-foot
cabin cruiser. Comfortable accommodations for up to six people. Cruises daily from the
Kennebunk River harbor.
Ogunquit, (207) 646-5511. Open the last Monday in June through
Labor Day. Call for shows and times. All seats $23.00.
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge:
Wells (207) 646-9226.
A part of the National Wildlife refuge system, the refuge protects more than 5,000 acres
of wildlife habitat.
A 1-mile, self-guided, accessible nature trail at their headquarters
winds through pines to a coastal marsh.
Rockin Horse Stables:
Arundel Road, Kennebunkport (207) 967-4288. Country rides, sleigh, carriage, or wagon year round at farm.
Carriage rides in town for weddings, historical tours. Groups and bus tours welcome. Call for reservations.
Capt. Rich Woodman, P.O. Box 572, Kennebunkport, ME 04046. Schooner Eleanor - 2 1/2-hour
sailing trips aboard a traditional gaff-rigged 50-foot schooner.
Newly launched in 1999 and built by local craftsman. Experience comfort
and beauty as you sail along Kennebunkport's scenic coastline. There is a lot of deck
space to relax on this vessel. Bring your own snacks and beverages.
Available for groups up to 20 people. Call (207) 967-8809.
Scotia Prince Cruises:
Portland (207) 775-5616. Overnight cruise to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, aboard the Scotia
Prince. Out of Portland Harbor aboard a 1,500-passenger cruise ship offering fine dining,
entertainment, and gambling. Departs 8 p.m.
Friendship Sloop Edna:
Two hours of peace and quiet under sail.
Watch lobstermen at work and seabirds gliding in the fresh salt air. Sailing trips
daily from the Kennebunk River. Private sails available for two to 10 people.
Call (207) 967-8809.
Seashore Trolley Museum:
Museum featuring restored trolley cars, with 3-mile roundtrip rides on
the electric railways through scenic countryside.
Open June - Oct. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
children under age 6 are free.
Call (207) 967-2800 for more information.
Second Chance Lobster Boat Cruises:
Kennebunkport 1-800-767-BOAT. Experience authentic lobster harvesting and narrated scenic cruises aboard the
Second Chance, a 48-passenger former commercial lobster boat. A 1 1/2-hour scenic cruise
departing from the Arundel Boatyard, behind the Clam Shack, at 11:00, l:00, 3:00, &
5:00. Weekends in May, seven days a week June - October. Special group rates available. Ask
about their scenic sunset cruises. Please call for information.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire (603) 433-1100. A non-profit organization dedicated to teaching
about the changes in history, lifestyle, and architecture in one waterfront neighborhood
over the course of 300 years. The museum is located on Marcy and Hancock Streets and is open
May 1 - Oct. 31 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and Nov. 1 - April Thursdays - Sundays for 90-minute walking tours.
Special programs and activities available.
Please call for details.
Tom's of Maine:
Kennebunk (207) 985-2944. Tours Mid-June through Labor Day, Monday through
Friday, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or Labor Day-Mid-June, Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. No
tours will be offered the week of July 4. Not recommended for children under 5. Tour
is accessed by a flight of stairs. A video tour is also available.
109 Danforth Street, Portland (207) 772-4841. Among the
outstanding examples of Victorian architecture in the nation. The interior features an ornate
drawing room, Gothic library, and "Turkish" smoking room. Open May - October,
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays during Christmas. Open Nov. 23 - Dec. 30 for "Christmas at the Victoria Mansion".
Gift shop on the premises.
Walking in the Port:
(207) 967-2513 or 967-2751. Historic walking tours of Kennebunkport.
The tour covers 1 mile of historic Kennebunkport and lasts one hour.
Tours originate at the Nott House, Maine Street, on
Thursdays, June 21 - Sept. 29 at 1:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Cost is $3.00 per person. Call for more information.
Webhannet Golf Course:
Kennebunk Beach (207) 967-2061. One tee time per hour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., greens fees $40, cart rental $12 pp, reserve 24 hours in advance.
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve:
Wells (207) 646-1555. www.wellsreserve.org
Located at Laudholm Farm, Laudholm Farm Road.
The centerpiece is a historic saltwater farm on 1,600 acres along coastal
barrier beaches, marsh and upland. Seven miles of trails for recreational hiking. Visitor
center, guided tours, large parking lot. Trails open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. year round. May 15 - Sept. 15, trails
are open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Visitors' Center open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. noon - 4 p.m.
Parking fee daily July and August and weekends June and September.