One of the rumors about the name Mother’s Beach comes from it being on calm waters and having a playground, perfect for mothers to watch their children play safely. This public beach has fewer than 40 parking spots, and lifeguards are available from mid-June through early September.
The mystery around this elegant and intricate home makes it all the more appealing. It has a storied history, starting as a wedding gift from parents to their son and daughter-in-law. The “icing,” known as the extravagant (yet gothic) trim on the home, was added years later.
Follow Portland Road, heading east out of downtown for 5 miles, to experience the Maine Classic Car Museum. A self-proclaimed “holy grail of car collecting” awaits guests with 50 automobiles from different generations on display.
Like in Kennebunk, a handful of great tour boat companies line the waters around Kennebunkport Maine. From simple sailing excursions to lobstering adventures.
Some of the best food you’ll get in The Kennebunks will be from a small, outdated shack. Located in the Lower Village, this local favorite has just as many accolades in the media as it does menu items, and you can even order a kit to make your favorite dish when you return home.
Carbs, coffee, and espresso dominate the dawn at this downtown bakery that subtly snubs other bakeries by calling itself “A Proper Bakery.” Bread is an art when you look at the expansive menu, and convenience is offered with grab-and-go options.