Subsequent cease on our New England journey is Kennebunkport, Maine, an enthralling city I had heard about for years, however actually didn’t know what to anticipate. It was off the charts charming and I actually loved Kennebunkport and the encompassing smaller coastal cities. We acquired in mid afternoon and checked into our cute quaint inn, The Kennebunkport Inn. This was an excellent place to remain and the situation was good, proper on the town, which is walkable and straightforward to get round. It’s the quintessential New England Hallmark city!
For those who missed my Bar Harbor submit, catch up first!
I might extremely suggest the Kennebunkport Inn. Proper on the town, it was a walkable space simple to get round on foot. The inn had a continental breakfast which was simply high quality. We didn’t must eat heavy each morning, so Mark was comfortable to get his honey nut cheerios at this cease. They’d muffins and bread/bagels, plus recent apples to choose up and take with you, with loads of juices and occasional obtainable too. This was the place I ran right into a reader, who acknowledged me at breakfast one morning. Carol and Mark are from Texas and have been additionally in New England trying on the leaves and we had a pleasant go to with them later that day within the restaurant after dinner. It was so good to run into somebody who follows me all the best way up there!
Earlier than we acquired to Kennebunkport, we stopped in an iconic retailer that I’m certain you all know!
On our manner all the way down to Kennebunkport from Bar Harbor, we stopped within the enormous LL Bean retailer in Freeport, Maine. From what Mark remembers, it was only one retailer the final time he was there, however now it’s a number of buildings, together with dwelling furnishings. LL Bean is such a well-liked Maine retailer that I’m certain most of you could have shopped their catalog. I’m not a die onerous LL Bean fan, however we purchased purchased one merchandise for ourselves within the retailer, in order that was enjoyable.
We have been prepared for lunch after we arrived on the town and at our earlier cease in Bar Harbor, a woman at our first inn had simply been to Kennebunkport so she instructed us a few restaurant that had the most effective lobster rolls. After all, we perked up over that and put Mabel’s on the checklist for lunch.
Mabel’s was on the principle drag out of city and we parked and put our title on the checklist, there was a few 30 minute wait and it’s a small place.
That’s Mabel’s and apparently it’s extremely popular, as folks got here and went continually. We sat out beneath the lined space and it was implausible.
This lobster roll didn’t disappoint and we each acquired this and ate each chew. Such a deal with, it was the new buttered lobster roll.
After lunch, we heard concerning the Walker’s level/Bush compound, so drove down and took an image of that throughout the best way.
Full with plaque and all.
It was a fantastic space and I can see why they like it there.
We walked round city and in addition the neighborhoods, all of the beautiful houses. I took so many photos of charming and quaint New England houses that I’m going to do a complete submit simply on the houses we noticed from all our journey. I want they’d construct extra New England model houses within the south, they’re beautiful and by no means exit of favor.
Downtown has a number of cute outlets and eating places. I is perhaps an oddball, however I’m not a client particularly on trip. I don’t even store that a lot at dwelling anymore, so I actually don’t love trying out all of the outlets after we are on trip. I’d somewhat stroll round and have a look at structure and houses.
However if you happen to’re a client, there’s loads of cute outlets round all these New England cities.
The surroundings is breath taking throughout and there was a lot to soak up and see.
You positively get the coastal really feel in these small cities.
After all, we have now to take a number of selfies in spots.
These glass pumpkins have been very fairly!
I cherished this church and certainly one of my good buddies in Georgia texted me after I posted it and mentioned it was her in-laws church after they have been in Maine. Her hubby was raised in Kennebunk and so they went up there on a regular basis, however her in-laws have handed away now.
I couldn’t get sufficient of the fading hydrangeas!
A number of homes on our stroll round city, all prepared for fall and Halloween.
I cherished all of the quaint church buildings and took pics of all I might get.
Our inn had a giant pumpkin show out entrance that was an ideal spot for photos.
Courtyard on the Kennebunkport Inn.
Sundown in Kennebunkport.
We headed out our second day in Kennebunkport south to Ogunquit and some different stops. this lighthouse was on our drive and now I can’t recall the title, however I acquired it from an extended distance.
Ogunquit is a really charming city on the coast and I had a number of folks inform me to not miss it, so we made a degree of heading there.
I additionally heard a stroll alongside the coast on the Marginal Way was to not be missed as nicely and so they have been completely proper about that. We discovered a parking zone and made our method to the indicators pointing the best way to this majestic paved stroll alongside the coast.
These beautiful dahlias have been nonetheless in bloom and I used to be pleasantly shocked in any respect the blooms nonetheless round this late within the yr.
Today was slightly grey, so no sunshine, however nonetheless a fantastic stroll alongside the shoreline with stunning houses as nicely.
I took so many photos as a result of it was so distinctive, so hope you get pleasure from all of them!
I cherished the rockiness of the seashores in Maine. So totally different from the gulf coast of Florida that we’re used to.
Somebody volunteered to take our image so I took benefit of that.
This tree is a 90 yr outdated native Black Cherry.
Stairs all the way down to the rocky seaside.
Properties alongside the best way.
I used to be so fascinated by all of the rock partitions in New England, particularly these that had jagged rocks cemented in on high. I assume that’s a clue that no sitting is allowed! Ouch!
One other lighthouse: Nubble Lighthouse was a magnificence!
Heading to Kittery, we stopped in Bob’s Clam Shack. I had heard about it too, so wished to test it out and get clam strips.
It’s a really informal place and extremely popular.
I acquired the fried clam basket and Mark acquired fried shrimp. Somewhat fried meals goes a great distance, so we didn’t do a lot of this on our journey. We largely caught to lobster! I favored the fried clams, however positively like lobster the most effective.
One other scenic church alongside the best way.
On the best way again to our inn, we stopped in a number of vintage shops and browsed. I wasn’t available in the market for something however it was enjoyable to look.
There are many markets and vintage stops up that manner and the totally have fun fall and Halloween.
That evening we opted for dinner in Kennebunkport on Major Avenue at Allison’s restaurant and it didn’t disappoint in any respect.
We sat upstairs and regarded over the little city all lit up at evening.
After my clam strip lunch, I wasn’t that hungry so I acquired lobster bisque and a wedge salad and it was good. so scrumptious!
Mark acquired the seafood risotto and he cherished his meal too. If I had been slightly extra hungry I might have ordered this too. I had a chew and it was implausible.
Our inn at evening.
The following morning we headed out of Kennebunkport and made our manner over to Vermont. Earlier than I left, somebody on Instagram instructed me to not miss the marriage cake home in Kennebunkport, so we discovered it and drove by for a glance. It certain was fancy and evidently well-known round there.
Inbuilt 1825, you’ll be able to learn the historical past of the Wedding Cake House.
We certain loved our keep in Kennebunkport. Once more, we solely had 2 nights in every cease, in order that’s actually solely a day and a half with journey time in between. Our journey was slightly bit hurried,, however I felt like we acquired to see the highlights on every cease and we have been comfortable to maneuver on to the following journey. I used to be additionally instructed to go to Portsmouth, NH on our method to VT, since we have been going that manner anyway. We adopted the map and arrived, however it was greater than a village city, so we noticed a little bit of it within the automobile, however didn’t park and get out after which headed on our manner. We had a pair hours drive to get to our Vermont vacation spot. However I can now say I’ve been to New Hampshire, if just for a couple of minutes.
Subsequent cease: Woodstock, VT. That will probably be up subsequent week!
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