Subsequent cease on our New England journey is Kennebunkport, Maine, a captivating 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 bought in mid afternoon and checked into our cute quaint inn, The Kennebunkport Inn. This was a terrific place to remain and the situation was good, proper on the town, which is walkable and simple to get round. It’s the quintessential New England Hallmark city!
In case you missed my Bar Harbor publish, catch up first!
I’d extremely suggest the Kennebunkport Inn. Proper on the town, it was a walkable space straightforward to get round on foot. The inn had a continental breakfast which was simply tremendous. 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 contemporary apples to select 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 had been additionally in New England wanting 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 way in which up there!
Earlier than we bought to Kennebunkport, we stopped in an iconic retailer that I’m positive you all know!
On our means 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 residence furnishings. LL Bean is such a preferred Maine retailer that I’m positive most of you could have shopped their catalog. I’m not a die arduous LL Bean fan, however we purchased purchased one merchandise for ourselves within the retailer, in order that was enjoyable.
We had been prepared for lunch once we arrived on the town and at our earlier cease in Bar Harbor, a girl at our first inn had simply been to Kennebunkport so she advised us a couple of restaurant that had the perfect lobster rolls. In fact, we perked up over that and put Mabel’s on the listing for lunch.
Mabel’s was on the principle drag out of city and we parked and put our title on the listing, there was a couple of 30 minute wait and it’s a small place.
That’s Mabel’s and apparently it’s highly regarded, as individuals got here and went always. We sat out below the coated space and it was improbable.
This lobster roll didn’t disappoint and we each bought this and ate each chunk. Such a deal with, it was the new buttered lobster roll.
After lunch, we heard in regards to the Walker’s level/Bush compound, so drove down and took an image of that throughout the way in which.
Full with plaque and all.
It was a good looking space and I can see why they adore it there.
We walked round city and likewise the neighborhoods, taking a look at all of the attractive houses. I took so many footage of charming and quaint New England houses that I’m going to do an entire publish simply on the houses we noticed from all our journey. I want they might construct extra New England model houses within the south, they’re attractive and by no means exit of favor.
Downtown has quite a lot 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 residence anymore, so I actually don’t love testing all of the outlets once we are on trip. I’d moderately stroll round and take a look at structure and houses.
However when you’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.
In fact, we’ve to take a number of selfies in spots.
These glass pumpkins had been very fairly!
I beloved this church and one among my good pals in Georgia texted me after I posted it and stated it was her in-laws church once they had 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!
Just a few homes on our stroll round city, all prepared for fall and Halloween.
I beloved all of the quaint church buildings and took pics of all I may get.
Our inn had a giant pumpkin show out entrance that was an ideal spot for footage.
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 bought it from an extended distance.
Ogunquit is a really charming city on the coast and I had a number of individuals inform me to not miss it, so we made some extent of heading there.
I additionally heard a stroll alongside the coast on the Marginal Way was to not be missed as effectively and so they had been completely proper about that. We discovered a car parking zone and made our approach to the indicators pointing the way in which to this majestic paved stroll alongside the coast.
These attractive dahlias had been nonetheless in bloom and I used to be pleasantly shocked in any respect the blooms nonetheless round this late within the 12 months.
This present day was slightly grey, so no sunshine, however nonetheless a good looking stroll alongside the shoreline with lovely houses as effectively.
I took so many footage as a result of it was so distinctive, so hope you get pleasure from all of them!
I beloved 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 12 months outdated native Black Cherry.
Stairs all the way down to the rocky seaside.
Properties alongside the way in which.
I used to be so fascinated by all of the rock partitions in New England, particularly these that had jagged rocks cemented in on prime. I suppose 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 needed to test it out and get clam strips.
It’s a really informal place and highly regarded.
I bought the fried clam basket and Mark bought fried shrimp. Just a little fried meals goes a good distance, so we didn’t do a lot of this on our journey. We principally caught to lobster! I favored the fried clams, however positively like lobster the perfect.
One other scenic church alongside the way in which.
On the way in which again to our inn, we stopped in a number of vintage shops and browsed. I wasn’t out there for something however it was enjoyable to look.
There are many markets and vintage stops up that means and the utterly have a good time fall and Halloween.
That night time we opted for dinner in Kennebunkport on Fundamental Road at Allison’s restaurant and it didn’t disappoint in any respect.
We sat upstairs and appeared over the little city all lit up at night time.
After my clam strip lunch, I wasn’t that hungry so I bought lobster bisque and a wedge salad and it was good. so scrumptious!
Mark bought the seafood risotto and he beloved his meal too. If I had been slightly extra hungry I’d have ordered this too. I had a chunk and it was improbable.
Our inn at night time.
The subsequent morning we headed out of Kennebunkport and made our means over to Vermont. Earlier than I left, somebody on Instagram advised me to not miss the marriage cake home in Kennebunkport, so we discovered it and drove by for a glance. It positive was fancy and evidently well-known round there.
In-built 1825, you’ll be able to learn the historical past of the Wedding Cake House.
We positive 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 bought to see the highlights on every cease and we had been comfortable to maneuver on to the following journey. I used to be additionally advised to go to Portsmouth, NH on our approach to VT, since we had been going that means 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 means. 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 can be up subsequent week!
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