Eight Reasons to Visit Kennebunkport this Fall

Not that you ever need a reason to visit our little paradise, but just in case you do, here’s eight of the best reasons to visit Kennebunkport this fall.

Fall Harvest

Apple picking, berry picking, pumpkin patches, and more! Nothing says autumn quite like throwing on a comfy sweater and finding that perfect piece of fruit for yourself. It’s an autumn activity that should definitely be on your to do list. 

Ideal Temperatures for Outdoor Adventures

By foot, by scooter, or by bike, spend the day on one of the many trails Southern Maine has to offer you. Make sure to take your sunscreen and some comfy layers before heading off for the day. 

Sunset sail cruise in Maine

Set Sail

There are so many boating adventures awaiting you in Kennebunkport, from the Lobster boat, to the Schooner, to setting your own adventure by Kayak or Canoe, there’s something for everyone. Get out on the water before it gets cold!

Whale Watching

The best time to see whales along the coast of Maine is the autumn when they are migrating south for the winter. Make sure to pack some warm clothes, pick up a hot drink on the way, and enjoy the views across the open ocean. 

An Artist’s Paradise

Take a look at any artist’s palette and you’ll see all the colors that you find in our trees during the autumn. Photographs, watercolors, acrylic, or oil, Kennebunkport is the perfect place for every artist to find a creative spark. If that isn’t enough for you, we also have an amazing art gallery in town that’s sure to give some additional inspiration. 


Our shops are open and ready to greet you. Whether you’re looking for fresh local treats, or a present for your pooch, Kennebunkport has a variety of amazing shops in Dock Square just waiting for you. 

Lobster dinner


Restaurants are used to the new normal and they’re ready to make your experience great. From Allison’s to Old Vines, and everywhere in between, our restaurants are ready to serve and make your stay in Kennebunkport extra special.

Escape the cooler weather in our wonderful museums

If you find yourself out and about and getting a bit chilly, it’s the perfect excuse (not that you need one) to visit our fantastic museums around Kennebunkport. Take in the changing leaves from the SeaShore Trolley Museum, or learn more about Maine’s History at the Brick Store Museum. 

Warm up at our coffee shops and cafes

Our coffee shops and cafes are back and better than ever. There’s nothing better than going to the beach with a to go coffee and a sweet treat and watching the waves crash in the crisp autumn air.


So however you choose to spend the day, you can rest easy knowing you have a warm bed waiting for you at the 1802 House. We’ll put the kettle on for you.