These waterfront communities come alive in the summer months with bustling downtowns, white-sand beaches, and patio dining, but offseason visits also offer plenty of culinary and community appeal. Continue reading
Beaches are numerous along our coast, but deciding which one to go to isn’t always easy. This list is your cheat sheet.
“Would You Rather” is the game we’re playing with the people we just met. It’s the kind of thing you do around a campfire, and that’s where we are tonight, at Sandy Pines Campground near Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport. It’s … Continue reading
In the late 1890s Burleigh S. Thompson built a Federal-style home on the Kennebunk River. One can easily imagine the pride this coffee and tea merchant felt in his grand home that boasted four open fireplaces, a library, and elegant, … Continue reading
Despite Monday evening being cool and damp, the atmosphere at On the Marsh Bistro was warm and welcoming for the kickoff of the Kennebunkport Festival. Named Gratitude, this cocktail party is a thank you to festival sponsors, hosts, and volunteers. … Continue reading
The solitude of quiet summer waves, the crunch of volcanic rocks underfoot, or the music of a busy boardwalk—whatever you crave as the days grow warm and long, Maine’s beaches provide perfect weekend escapes. GOOSE ROCKS BEACH | KENNEBUNKPORT Three … Continue reading
One afternoon in early June of last year, during a quiet moment between Kennebunkport Festival events, I took myself out to lunch. I could have gone to any of the fine choices in town, but I knew where I wanted … Continue reading
We can feel the buzz of excitement before we see the surf. Despite the light drizzle, dozens of cars line Beach Avenue in Kennebunk. Volunteers in bright shirts mill about on the sidewalk, directing people to the pop-up tents and registration tables nearby. Down in the gently … Continue reading
Before my visit to Ports of Italy, I had met chef and co-owner Germán Lucarelli at several events. I tasted his excellent focaccia at the Kennebunkport Festival. I savored his mushroom and truffle risotto at Harvest on the Harbor’s Chef … Continue reading
Good live music has an energy and intimacy that can’t be captured through recordings. Thankfully, there are plenty of venues all across Maine to experience those special performances—from restored opera houses to riverfront pavilions to snowmobiling pit stops.