School is back in session, football has taken over TV on Sundays, and the crisp air has moved in…fall has arrived! But just because autumn is here doesn’t mean we have to give up vacations. A weekend getaway now may be just what you need.
As GalTime's Gal on the Go, I recently took in Kennebunkport, Maine to check it out as a potential spot for anyone looking to get away now that the hustle and bustle of the summer high season is coming to an end. I had never visited the area, so I didn’t really know what to expect. However, I figured the bar was set high-- after all, it was the vacation spot throughout the entire Bush Sr presidency! It did not disappoint. Combine the beautiful scenery with the quaint shops and it is almost impossible not to relax.
I was lucky enough to stay at The Nonantum Resort , which was, in a word, spectacular. I stayed in the section called The Portside Lodge. The moment I opened the door it felt comfortable. It was clean, relaxed, and every bit of it screamed vacation while still feeling like home. I then pulled up the shades and fell in love with the view -- water and boats as far as the eye could see. The Nonantum has a dock where they also rent boats and kayaks for their guests.
I took a nice walk down to Doc Square, which felt like a quaint little town right out of a movie. I was surprised at all Doc Square had to offer, everything from clothing to antiques. It was a great way to spend an afternoon just strolling around visiting the shops. If walking isn't your thing, Intown Trolley offers trolley tours that not only give you a ride, but a little history on the famous points of interest in Kennebunkport. They even have a Culinary Trolley Tour that takes you to sample the gourmet fare at the local historic inns and resorts.
I finished up my day by stopping for dinner at Alisson's Restaurant. I figured I couldn't come to Maine without having a lobster. It's probably a law (or should be in my book!). I happily gobbled up a Maine lobster, roasted potatoes and corn on the cob, all in the name of research, of course. All and all it was a great meal...but the lobster was definitely the star, plump and buttery perfection.
If you'd like to head to Kennebunkport, the area hosts a wide range of activities to enjoy through the fall and winter.
October 21st: the Wicked 5k Road Race (http://www.raceit.com/ keyword Nonantum).
November 30th through December 9th: A Christmas Prelude that has everything from a tree lighting to caroling.
Finish up the year with the 3rd annual Fire & Ice Bar December 7th through December 8th with live entertainment, ice bar & sculptures.
Enjoy the beauty that is fall and winter in New England and take in some of these fun activities with a getaway to Maine.
As your Gal on the Go, let me know what you'd like to see.....and I'll try to get there! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.