The Charm of Kennebunkport, Maine

During my visit to the Boston area last month, I had the opportunity to take a road trip to Maine. I did some research on towns worthy of a day trip, and settled on visiting Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, and York. In this post, I share some photos from Kennebunkport, the town farthest north of the three.

Dock Square and Western Avenue

Western Avenue (Maine State Route 9) is the main road in the center of Kennebunkport. The majority of activity in Kennebunkport is in Dock Square, a colorful jumble of onetime fishing shacks that now house galleries, stores, and restaurants. 

A beautiful display of flowers in the Kennebunkport town center. 

Flowers growing inside these ship-shaped "pots" adorn Western Avenue (Dock Square) of Kennebunkport.

Colorful sign and American flag.

Cruising in style in Kennebunkport, ME. I did not catch the license plate of this vehicle, so am uncertain whether this is a local or a tourist.

Dock Square views.

One of my favorite images I captured in Kennebunkport is below. This lady was cruising through town on the bike, either making a selfie video or "Facetiming" with friends or family:

Morning bike ride and views in Kennebunkport, ME.

Harbor views in Kennebunkport, ME.

The gorgeous Kennebunkport Inn in the center of town. I would stay here or at least grab a drink in their outside patio.

Outdoor patio of the Kennebunkport Inn looks incredibly inviting. 

Cape Porpoise Pier

Departing from Dock Square of Kennebunkport, I continued driving toward Cape Porpoise Pier. From here, one could see the Goat Island Lighthouse in the distance.

At the edge of Cape Porpoise Pier. The Goat Island Lighthouse is seen in the distance.

Cape Porpoise Pier in Kennebunkport, ME.

Old boats at the edge of Cape Porpoise Pier.

If You Go

If you decide to visit Kennebunkport, ME, I recommend doing a loop around this town. Beginning on Western Avenue and explore Dock Square. Stop by Mornings in Paris for coffee and Rococo Ice Cream (6 Spring Street) for ice cream if you are visiting Kennebunkport in the summertime afternoon. Continue toward Cape Porpoise Pier to take in the views of the Goat Island Lighthouse. Continue the loop toward Blowing Cave Park (there is ample street parking here) to take in views of the George H.W. Bush Compound (summer home) in the distance. Finish your loop back through center of town and check out Snug Harbor Farm on your way back (separate post forthcoming).

Suggested itinerary through Kennebunkport, ME.

If you've ever been to Kennebunkport, which spots were your favorite and why?