Kennebunkport Things to Do

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    View of the harbor at Kennebunk river
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    Antique Trolley Rides

    by tiger41 Written Jul 8, 2012
    A Cleveland, OH trolley the museum just restored.

    I come to Kennebunkport every season to take a ride on a trolley car at Seashore Trolley Museum, I like to cool off on an open air trolley and listen to the conductor tell the story of how the trolley industry helped grow america's industrial cities.

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    Eat Lobster

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 24, 2011
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    Maine Lobsters are known all over the World and since you are in Maine, why not try the world famous local lobster whether steamed, broiled, shucked, Lobster Bisque, Lobster Roll, Lobster Baked and other variations of the lobster here are available and are way cheaper to buy than in Boston.

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    Walker Point

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 24, 2011
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    the area that made Kennebunkport Famous is the Walker Point, located on a sharp tip along the ocean coast of Kennebunkport, the Summer Home of former President George HW Bush, the father of Dubya George W. Bush. A Little dot of Red s on a Sea of Blue State of Maine. You Can See Walker point along various Vista Points along the Ocean Avenue area of Kennebunkport and you can park cars but buses are not alowed on the vista points. The Place is off limits to people and are guarded by secret service Agents. Inside the Compound is a large central house, built in the New England shingle style, has nine bedrooms, four sitting rooms, an office, a den, a library, a dining room, a kitchen, and various patios and decks. Next to the main house are a four-car garage, a pool, tennis court, dock, boathouse, and guesthouse. There are spacious lawns on either side of the house, on which there is a small sportsfield.

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    Gawk at some mansions along Ocean Road

    by Dabs Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We were a little pressed for time so we didn't stop in any of the cute little towns that comprise the Kennebunks but we did have a lovely drive starting from the Maine Diner in Wells and going north along Main Street, through the cute town of Kennebunkport and eventually picking up Ocean Avenue which goes along the water and showcases some pretty impressive mansions.

    We didn't have time to stop, so no photos, but from Main Street, take Summer Street and there you will see the Wedding Cake House at 104 Summer Street, a confection of a house built by a sea captain who was forced to set sail during his wedding, he built it as a consolation for his wife who didn't get a wedding cake.

    Summer Street turns into Port Road, we turned at Western or Dock and then again at Ocean Avenue. The attached map is really easy to use although not exactly to scale.

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    Colonial Homes

    by BruceDunning Updated Aug 8, 2009

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    The ride through Kennebunk, in my opinion is much nicer than when you get to destination point of Kennebunkport. It is the first town before you get to the point by the other water and inlet. They have elegant old style homes of the 1800's and the town is relatively quiet. The town was settled in 1602 and became known for shipbuilding and commerce. A lot of the old estate type homes are from sea captains living here when trade and piracy were in vogue, and they made a lot of money. Today it has around 10,000 residents

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    The Water Activity at Kennebunkport

    by BruceDunning Updated Aug 8, 2009

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    From the docks, they do have cruises going out into the ocean. They feature schooner cruises, whale watching, lobster catching, and the like. Some boats dock here, but none so austentatious as to not be able to fit in the harbor. What once was a peaceful and quiet setting for the more elite of the New England coast turned into a tourist mecca, a lot due to George GW Bush having a home here and taking retreats away form DC during his Presidency. Now all want to see where that was.

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    Cape Elizabeth

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jul 28, 2008

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    We hit the shore on Cape Elizabeth and just lucked into the Portland Head Light house at sunset. After some photos on the beach we stopped into a busy beach side lobster shack (I think it was the Lobster Shack on Two Lights Road) for a great dinner at a very good price.

    The Portland Head Light House has been in operation since 1791, marking the entrance to Portland Harbor. The 72-foot lighthouse was often visited by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during his formative years. The tower remains today virtually unchanged except for a few 20 to 25 foot raisings and lowerings of its height.

    Cape Elizabeth is about 15 miles north of Kennebunkport and only a few miles south of Portland.

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    WALKING & BICYCLING AROUND KENNEBUNKPORT

    by LoriPori Written Oct 6, 2007

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    Walker's Point. The summer home of former President George Bush is a sprawling estate situated on a peninsula jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, visible from the Blowing Cave. From here you might catch a glimpse of Bush or any visiting friends or family members - perhaps the president himself. Keep an eye out for the elder Bush;s boat, the Fidelity III, which can be seen zipping around the harbor on nearly every good weather day.
    At the end of Pier Road in Cape Porpoise, you can get a good view of Goat Island Light, a classic and often photographed lighthouse at the entrance to the harbor. Walk around or grab a pole and fish off of Cape Porpoise Pier.
    A great way to enjoy the scenery of the Kennebunkport coast is to ride a bicycle along Ocean Avenue and Parsons Way, past where the sidewalk ends at Wandby Beach (just beyond Walker's Point) and continue through the quiet residential area to the Wildes District Fire Station.. From there, you can hook a left and head back to Dock Square for a 4-mile trip or take a right out to Cape Porpoise and the pier and retrace your route for a 10-mile trek.

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    Bush family home

    by Dabs Updated Oct 3, 2007

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    Bush summer home

    You can't visit the summer home of former President Bush and current President Bush unless perhaps you are a Head of State or personal friend to the President but you can stop on the coastal road (Ocean Avenue) and take a photograph. You'll know when you come across it, you'll see a bunch of cars, a 15 minute time limit, people taking photographs and three flags flying-the US flag, the Texas flag and the Presidential flag. I suspect if anyone is actually home that security is stepped up quite a bit.

    We picked up a Resorts.com map of Wells and Kennebunk and it was actually marked on the map.

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    Day spa & walk to shopping & restaurants

    by souloyster Written Sep 20, 2007

    Relax your cares away at Cottage Breeze Day Spa & Boutique. They are located on the southern Maine coast in the heart of Lower Village, Kennebunk and in walking distance to Kennebunkport shopping.

    They are a full service day spa with the best beauty, massage, hair removal and personal care services available in a relaxing, meditative environment. Every treatment, from massage to manicures to waxing, is designed to address your individual needs. Their skin and body treatment products, Dermalogica, Jane Iredale and Bath Bloomers are the utmost in luxury, quality and benefit.

    They offer traditional Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Couples Massage, as well as Aromatherapy Massage using scents and essential oils that will help to balance your spirit and renew your soul.

    Their Spa Boutique has many items to pamper yourself or a loved one…skin care, make-up, candles, bath and body products, robes, slippers, books, music and much more. Gift certificates are also available.

    Visit http://www.cottagebreeze.com for more information.

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    Cottage Breeze Day Spa & Boutique

    by souloyster Written Aug 7, 2007

    Relax your cares away at Cottage Breeze Day Spa & Boutique. They are located on the southern Maine coast in the heart of Lower Village, Kennebunk and in walking distance to Kennebunkport shopping.

    They are a full service day spa with the best beauty, massage, hair removal and personal care services available in a relaxing, meditative environment. Every treatment, from massage to manicures to waxing, is designed to address your individual needs. Their skin and body treatment products, Dermalogica, Jane Iredale and Bath Bloomers are the utmost in luxury, quality and benefit.

    They offer traditional Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Couples Massage, as well as Aromatherapy Massage using scents and essential oils that will help to balance your spirit and renew your soul.

    Their Spa Boutique has many items to pamper yourself or a loved one…skin care, make-up, candles, bath and body products, robes, slippers, books, music and much more. Gift certificates are also available.

    Visit http://www.cottagebreeze.com for more information.

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    Kennebunk River

    by aukahkay Written May 18, 2007

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    The town center of Kennebunkport is located along the Kennebunk River, approximately one mile from the mouth of the river on the ocean. Historically a shipbuilding and fishing village, for well over a century the town has been a popular seaside tourist destination. Kennebunkport has a small district of souvenir shops, art galleries, seafood restaurants, and bed and breakfasts. In summer, you may see former President George H W Bush steering his pleasure boat on the river.

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    The President's summer home

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 30, 2006

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    Walker Point...George HW Bush's summer home

    Former President George Herbert Walker Bush's summer home is located on Walker Point, just a few miles from town along Ocean Ave. There are two places to pull off the road to take a look at how the better half live!

    The house was built in 1903 by President George HW Bush's Grandfather and current President Bush's great grandfather. George HW spent much of his youth here and it remained the summer retreat during the presidency, much as the current Bush often travels to Crawford, TX. Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbechev both visited Kennebunkport while George HW Bush was in office.

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    Side trip to York Beach

    by Ewingjr98 Written Nov 1, 2006

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    Nice rainbow at York

    York beach is just a few miles south of Kennebunkport. I stopped here just once during a trip to Kennebunkport and was impressed by the wide, flat, sandy beach, despite the rain that was on and off. Maybe it was because of the rain! During a break in the drizzle, the sun cam out and created a beautiful rainbow over the wet beach.

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    Say hello to George and Barbara.....

    by 850prc Updated Apr 29, 2005

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    As most people know, Kennebunkport is the location of the Bush family estate/compound. Although Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush claim to be Texans, the Bush family has long roots in the state of Maine. George W. Bush's grandfather (H.W.'s dad) was a senator from Maine.

    The Bush estate, out on Walker point, is well known to the international media and the American people. It's surprisingly easy to see and photograph for we common tourist types. There is an overlook on Ocean Drive that is only, perhaps 800 yards across a small bay from the Bush home.

    The locals say that George and Barbara are regular fixtures on the Kennebunkport local scene from mid-spring until late fall, when they move back to warmer Texas. It's not uncommon to come across the former president at any one of the local pubs or eateries. Federal Jack's is supposedly one of his favorites.

    Anyway, when in K'ennebunkport, scouting out and finding the Bush home is something most visitors do.

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