Lobstering in Maine; a rich history and way of life for many

Today Maine is the largest lobster-producing state in the nation.  It’s a $334 million dollar industry.  There are over 3 million lobster traps in Maine waters and in 2014, 124 million pounds of lobster were landed in Maine. I’m not a Mainer so this whole lobstering thing is new to me.  I’ve been learning about this …
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Dinner at Bandaloop in Kennebunkport is a feast for the taste buds

Bandaloop is my favorite restaurant in Kennebunkport. It’s not the ‘fanciest’ place in town, but you can’t beat the food here!  In fact, we love it so much that we chose Bandaloop for our 22nd wedding anniversary dinner last night. We first dined at Bandaloop in 2012 when we were just first time Maine tourists, …
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Don’t Just Book a Bed and Breakfast – “Select” one!

What does that Select Registry plaque on the door mean?  It’s a guarantee that you are in a quality Bed and Breakfast. So, you love staying at B&B’s.  With more than 20,000 Inns in North America alone, the question becomes which B&B to choose from?  We found Select Registry more than 20 years ago and given …
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Hiking the Kennebunks

Have you thought of hiking the Kennebunks. Bring your walking shoes when you next come to the 1802 House and get out and explore the natural beauty that can be found on our trails. The term “hiking” is used in the U.S. and Canada.  It refers to countryside hiking and hiking in the forest, beside …
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A Rich Historical Past at the Cape Arundel Golf Club

Here in Kennebunkport, we offer top notch golf courses for visitors and residents to enjoy.  Our particular favorite is the historic Cape Arundel Golf Club. Kennebunkport’s Cape Arundel Golf Club was initially developed in 1896 by visitors to this Maine coastal community who wanted to be able to play golf while here in the summer vacationing with …
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Summer Stock Theater is alive and well in the Kennebunks

Here in the South coast of Maine, we are fortunate to have several Summer Stock Theater companies nearby.  These shows vary from a small production of Shakespeare in the park to a lavish Broadway-like all singing and dancing night out.  Either way, we can’t recommend them enough if you’re looking for a way to spend an …
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Take a day trip to Portland to visit the Lighthouses

There are dozens of lighthouses up and down the coast of Maine including four that are in Portland, a short 30 minute drive from Kennebunkport.  It’s worth taking a day trip to view these maritime beauties. Lighthouses in Maine and elsewhere have become less essential to navigation, but rather than have their historical structures face demolition …
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Kennebunk Beach perfect for your Maine Coast holiday!

Beach season is here and the Kennebunk beach is ready!  In actual fact, there’s three beaches; Gooch, Middle and Mother’s.  There is a sidewalk that connects the three and you can walk from one end to the other in twenty minutes at a brisk pace.   If you are there to walk and relax, there are benches strategically placed …
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