Maine is known throughout the world for its spectacular rugged coastline, inviting harbours, traditional towns and quaint coastal villages. Maine evokes images of a bygone era with 19th century sea captains mansions, shipbuilding and widows walks. Historic schooners ply the waters on ‘windjammer cruises’. More than 60 working lighthouses can be found along Maine’s peninsulas. The state has also earned acclaim as a shopping mecca with an impressive assembly of outlet stores. No mention of Maine is complete without a word on lobster. The tasty crustacean is its culinary claim to fame and the best shellfish are also found in abundance.
The Kennebunks is the umbrella name for five sophisticated seaside communities. Kennebunkport is a beautiful and historical village. The heart of activity is at Dock Square where visitors love to shop in the boutiques and dine in the variety of restaurants.
Portland is a major port and often appears on ‘best places to live’ lists. Portland’s Old Port is a fun place with its brick pavements, galleries, pubs and restaurants. Downtown you’ll find the Children’s Museum and Portland Museum of Art.
- Shop at Dock Square
- Hop on the trolley tour of the ‘Kennebunks’
- Take a harbour cruise
- Visit Freeport a mecca for outlet shopping and the home of L.L. Bean
- Explore Portland’s history on a trolley
- Take the free self guided tour of Portland’s art galleries, studios and museums
- Spend the day on the beach
- Explore the Maine Maritime Museum
- Tie on your bib and tuck into a lobster
- See ‘Portland Head’ at Cape Elizabeth
- View and photograph "The Nubble" lighthouse