Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #43, 1 June 2009

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Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport is located in the southwestern portion of Maine along the Kennebunk River. Originally a shipbuilding and fishing village, Kennebunkport has become a popular tourist destination. Kennebunkport is also well known as the summer home of former president George H. W. Bush. The town was incorporated in July of 1653, and is part of York County. Here is a map of Kennebunkport.

Goose Rocks Beach is a great place to cool off during those warm summer days. The beach is approximately 3 miles long, and features fine white sand and low surf. Note that on-street parking alongside any of the town beaches is by permit only from June 15th to September 15th. Fees for non-residents are $15 per day. Weekly and seasonal permits are also available.

June 3rd through 7th are the dates for the 2009 Arts in the Inns Festival. Join the folks of Kennebunkport for five days of food, wine, and art featuring 20 restaurants, 15 winemakers, and dozens of artists. Tickets and additional information are available at the event web site.

Kennebunkport For an afternoon of shopping adventure, pay a visit to Dock Square. Here you will find unique shops, perfect for finding that special something for family and friends. Stroll through the many fine art galleries. Kennebunkport is well known as a regional art center.

My fishermen friends and folks of any experience level will enjoy a fishing trip with Cast-Away Fishing Charters. Fish for striped bass, bluefish, and tuna. This fishing adventure is perfect for children as well as adults.

The Intown Trolley Company is located at 33 Wildes District Road, and provides a narrated sightseeing tour along the coast of the Kennebunks. Tours include the Bush estate, Franciscan Monastery, the beaches, history of the area, and much more.

The Pier 77 Restaurant is open for its 7th season at Cape Porpoise Harbor. The spring dinner menu includes salads, seafood, chicken, duck, and more. Start with Pete's Clam Chowder, and then try the 1½ pound lobster, the Seafood Mixed Grill, or the Spaghetti Pomodoro. Round out your meal with the Warm Blueberry Crumble or the Chef's Cheese Plate.

Located at 2 Dock Square, the Bandaloop is known for its use of organic and local foods, and its many vegetarian and vegan options. Dinner entrees include All Natural Filet Mignon, Indian Spiced Grilled Free Range Lamb Chops, and Local Wild Haddock Fillet.

At the end of the day, stay at one of Kennebunkport's fine Inns or Bed and Breakfasts. Three of the many possibilities are Captain Fairfield Inn at 8 Pleasant Street, The Captain Lord Mansion at 6 Pleasant Street, and Captain Jefferds Inn at 5 Pearl Street. Sleep well, and dream of the sea.

Find out more about Kennebunkport at,, and If you see me in the water, be sure to wave!


Two Lights Lighthouse - Kathy C. Cynthia,
Two Lights Light Houses now is only one... which now is a privately owned home. The area is another place to bring guests. Has a state park for picnics and exploring the WWI tower and a great seafood restaurant near what is now left of one of the two light houses... a fog horn that I can clearly hear now.

Kathy C.

Hi Kathy,
Thank you once again for sharing your photos with us.

Best wishes,

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