Southern Maine Things to Do

Area Spas

Cottage Breeze Day Spa & Boutique – 31 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine 967-2259

The Spa at Rivers Edge – 83 Portland Road Kennebunk, Maine 207-985-3400.

Ocean Recreation

Lobster Boat Tours, Whale Watches, Deep Sea Fishing, Kayaking, Canoeing…

Whale Watch – By the Kennebunkport Bridge behind Mobil Station, Lower Village, 967-5507

Scenic Lobster Boat Cruise - 1 ½ hour scenic cruise departs from next to bridge – Kennebunk River, 967-5507

Rugosa Lobster Boat Tour – classic New England lobster boat tour of Kennebunk River and Walker’s Point, see seals, haul lobster traps, friendly Captain & crew. Departs daily from Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave. Kennebunkport. 207-967-5595

Scenic Lobster Boat Cruise – 1 ½ hour scenic cruise, 967-5507

Schooner Eleanor – Sailing Trips – Arundel Wharf, Ocean Ave Kennebunkport, 967-8809

Kayak Excursions -Southern Maine Kayak Tours and Kayak Rentals. Full service Kayak Company based in Kennebunkport, Maine, and serving Southern Maine from York to Portland. Kayak rentals delivered to your choice launch location. And Guided Tours departing from your choice location.

Manta Ray Adventures – Fishing Charters aboard the F/V Manta Ray, a 36 foot Northern Bay out of Kennebunkport Maine providing ready access to many of the Gulf of Maine’s famous and productive fishing grounds. United StatesCoast Guard licensed captain, Capt. Jon Manter. 207-752-0536.

Captain Greg Metcalf - Sight-seeing and Sport Fishing Charters – Kennebunkport Harbor

Libreti Rose II Fishing Charters -  Captain Bruce Hebert Cell 207- 432- 4349, Home 207- 247- 4349

Tidewater Fishing Charters – Guided Saltwater light-tackle and fly fishing charters aboard a 23″ SeaCraft Center Console. 229-0201

More Southern Maine Ocean Activities

Finestkind Scenic Cruises – Perkin’s Cove. Scenic lobster, lighthouse, sailing and cocktail cruises. May through October. 646-5227

Perkins Cove Lobster Tours – Perkins Cove Ogunquit,  646 7413.

World Within Sea Kayaking – 746 Ocean Ave. Wells,  646-0455

Casco Bay Lines – Year-round narrated cruises on Casco Bay. Daily ferry service to five Casco Bay Islands. From Casco Bay Ferry Terminal at Commercial and Franklin Streets, Portland, 774-7871

Amusements Parks

FUNTOWN/SPLASHTOWN USA – Theme and amusement park, RT 1 Saco, 284-5139

Palace Playland - rides, waterslides, and amusements, on the beach Old Orchard Beach 934-2001

York’s Wild Kingdom – Zoo and Theme Park, RT 1 York, 363-3883

Golf Courses

Cape Arundel Golf Course – Kennebunkport, 967-3494

Webhannet Golf Club – (Semi-Private) Kennebunk, 967-3951

Dutch Elm Golf Course – Brimstone Road, Arundel, 282-9850

Biddeford/Saco Country Club – Old Orchard Road, Saco, 282-5883

Dunegrass at Old Orchard Beach Country Club – 49 Ross Road, – Old Orchard Beach, 934-4513

Cape Neddick – Shore Road, Cape Neddick, 361-2011

The Ledges – Ledges Drive, York, 351-3000

The Links at Outlook – Route 4, Berwick, 384-4653

Merriland Farm – Coles Hill Road, Wells, 646-0508

Sanford Golf Course – Country Club Road, Sanford, 324-5462

Wentworth by the Sea – New Castle, NH (603) 433-5010

Point Sebago Golf Resort – Casco, ME 655-2747

Driving Ranges

Hillcrest Golf – Driving Range and Mini Par 3 Pitch & Putt – 71 Western Ave. Kennebunk, 967-4661

Tee Shot Golf Range – North Berwick Road, Wells, 646-2727

Golf Lessons and Clinics - Click Here

Miniature Golf Courses

Wonder Mountain Golf Course – RT 1 Wells, 646-9655

Wells Beach Mini-Golf – RT 1, Wells, 646-7570

Sea Vu Mini-Golf – Post Road, Wells, 646-7732

Schooners Mini-Golf - 58 Ocean Park Road, Saco, 284-6174

Pirates Island - Old Orchard Beach, 934-5086

Shopping

Dock Square – Kennebunkport – shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.

Lighthouse Depot – Largest collection of lighthouse gifts in the world. Route 1, Wells,  646-0608.

Antique Shops and Auctions – All along Rt 1 in Kennebunk, Wells, Ogunquit, York & Kittery.

Tom’s of Maine – natural living store, factory outlet store, Downtown Kennebunk 985-3874

L.L. Bean – World famous and open 24 hours, 365 days per year. 1 hour north in Freeport. Freeport also offers over 100 outlet stores. 865-1212.

The Maine Mall – Over 135 stores including restaurants, theaters and more. 364 Maine Mall Road, So. Portland. 774-0303.

The Old Port – Portland’s Historic District offers over 158 shops, 65 restaurants, 28 galleries, and numerous pubs. All located in  a charming five block area lined with cobblestone streets on Portland’s historic waterfront. 400 Congress St., Portland. 772-6828.

Portland Public Market – An indoor market of vendors showcasing fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and many other specialty items. Daily entertainment and activities.

Kittery Outlets – Just 20 minutes south of Ogunquit. Over 120 outlets and the Kittery Trading Post with savings of 20-70% daily. This shopping mecca is often referred to as “America’s Maine Street for Outlet Shopping.”  1-888-KITTERY.

Things to do & Area Sight Seeing

Aquaholics Surf Shop - 166 Port Road Kennebunk, ME 04043 207-967-8650

Guided Tours of the Kennebunks. In-town Trolley

Walking Tours of Kennebunkport – 1 hour Historic walking tours from the Nott House 967-2513 or 2751

Kennebunkport Bicycle Co. – 34 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport Maine. 207-385-4382

Nott House – Greek Revival  House 6/10-10/7, $3, 967-2513 or 2751

Seashore Trolley Museum – Log Cabin Road – Kennebunkport, 967-2800

Kennebunkport Brewery Tours – Federal Jacks – Lower Village  Kennebunk, 967-4322

Architectural Walking Tour – 1 ½ hour walking tour of Kennebunk Historic District, 985-4802

Wells National Estuarine Reserve at Laudholm Farm: 1600 scenic acres of research reserve including a 19th century saltwater farm, Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge area, Laudholm Farm Visitors Center, exhibits, and seven miles of spectacular marsh walkways and trails along marshes, fields, and wetlands.  Open year round.  342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. 646-1555, 646-4521.

Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve, Open sunrise to sunset for bird watching and self-guided tours. Rt 9 Kennebunk/Wells Town line. 646-1555.

Scenic Walk – Marginal Way – Ogunquit one mile path along coast.  Ends in Perkins Cove

Nubble Light – Soiher Park, York

Goat Island Lighthouse – Built in 1834. Viewed from Cape Porpoise Pier.

Scarborough Marsh Nature Center – Maine’s largest salt marsh is best explored by canoe. Guided and self guided canoe tours. Abundant shorebird sightings. Nature center offers slide shows, exhibits. Rt. 9, Scarborough. 883-5100.

Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum – 58 Fore St, Portland 207-828-0814.

Maine Wildlife Park – Moose, Bear, Deer, Cougars, Eagles and more. Nature Trail and Displays. Rt 26, 56 Game Farm Road, Gray, 657-4977

Other Area Recreation

HayridesRockin’ Horse Stables – 245 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport, 967-4288

Vacationland Bowling & Recreation Center – RT 1 Saco, 284-7386

Twentieth Century Lanes & Sports Bar – Biddeford, 284-0980

Surfboards, Bodyboards, Skimboards, Wheels & Waves, RT 1 Wells, 646-5774

Airplane Rides – Sanford Airport – 324-0905

American Helicopter – Photo Flights & Scenic Rides, Sanford Airport, (800) 261-2022

Happy Wheels Skate Center – Roller Skating Rink, Scarborough, 883-3713

Hot Air Balloon Rides, 17 Freeman St., Portland, ME Phone: 207-772-4730, 800-952-2076

Summer Theatre

Arundel Barn Playhouse – Arundel/Kennebunkport, 985-5552

Ogunquit Playhouse – Stock Summer Theatre Rt 1 Ogunquit, 646-5511

City Theater – Biddeford Maine’s Historic Opera House. Shows March – October. 205 Main Street, Biddeford, Maine. 282-0849.

Art, Entertainment, & Museums

Brick Store Museum – Ship Models, Historic Displays, Rare Antiques, Paintings, Decorative Arts. 117 Main St, Kennebunk, 985-4802.

Walking Tours of the Kennebunkport – 1 hour Historic walking tours from the Nott House, 967-2513 or 2751

Kennebunkport Historical Society – 135 North St, Kennebunkport, 967-2751

Guided Tours of the Kennebunks. Intown Trolley – Stops are our door  in season

Heart of the Arts – 22 Exciting Arts Destinations in Southern Maine

Nott House – Greek Revival  House – Open Mid June to Mid-October, Dock Square, Kennebunkport, 967-2513 or 967-2751

River Tree Center of the Arts – 967-9120

Seashore Trolley Museum – Largest collection of trolley cars in the world. Countryside rides on historic rides. Log Cabin Road – Kennebunkport, 967-2800

Ogunquit Museum of American Art – P.O. Box 815, Shore Rd. Ogunquit, ME 03907 Phone: 207 646-4909

Meeting House Museum – Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit. 207-646-4775.

Old York Historical Society – 207 York St., York, ME 03909 Phone: 207-363-4974

Comedy Connection – 6 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 774-5554.

Portland Concert Association – Dance, opera, musical theater, jazz, & more. 1-800-639-2707.

Portland Symphony Orchestra – Concerts year round. 30 Myrtle St. Portland, 773-8191.

Portland Museum of Art – 7 Congress St, Portland, 775-6148.

Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine - 142 Free Street, Portland, Maine 207-828-1234.

Strawbery Banke Museum – Marcy St, Portsmouth, NH 603-433-1100

Lighthouses

Goat Island Lighthouse - Built in 1834. Best viewed from Cape Porpoise Pier. Get on Route 9 into Cape Porpoise, where Route 9 makes a 90-degree left hand turn, go straight. Drive 1/2 mile to end/Pier and park.

Cape Elizabeth Light/Two Lights State Park– Two lighthouses are perched atop the rocky shoreline. Off Rt. 77 in Cape Elizabeth. Directions: Take Route 1N to into Scarbourgh. Take a right onto Route 207 (traffic light at Oak Hill). Take Route 207 (Black Point Road). Follow almost to the end and take a left onto Route 77. Follow Route 77 to Two Lights road on right.

Portland Headlight & Museum – Maine’s oldest lighthouse. Commissioned by George Washington in 1791. Adjacent to Fort Williams Park. Large grounds with picnic facilities and museum on the premises. 1000 Shore Rd. (off Rt. 77) Cape Elizabeth. 799-2661. Directions – Option One: Follow directions to Cape Elizabeth Light continuing beyond Two Lights Road on route 77 to Shore Road/Portland Headlight. Option Two: Take I-95N to I-295N to Port/Waterfront Exit and stay to left. Take Danforth Street thru 3-4 traffic lights. Take right on State Street and cross over Casco Bay bridge onto Broadway Street. Take right at second traffic light (Cottage Road) to Shore Road. Headlight is on left. On a clear day, you can see six area lights.

Wood Island Lighthouse – Get on Route 9 thru Cape Porpoise and past Goose Rocks Beach. Take a right at traffic light (Pool Road/Route 208). Follow Route 208 to end. Take left on Route 208 thru Biddeford Pool and lighthouse is on right.

Sporting Events

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway - Auto racing every Saturday night. Holmes Road, Scarborough. 883-5227.

Portland Pirates Hockey - AHL affiliate of NHL Washington Capitals. Play in Cumberland County Civic Center. Regular Season: October to early April. 775-3458.

Portland Sea Dogs Baseball - AA Farm Team for the Boston Red Sox. Home games held at Hadlock Field, Portland, from late April through early September. 879-9500.

Scarborough Downs - Seasonal harness racing, Rt. 1, Scarborough. 883-4331.

Fitness Centers

Fitness Nuthouse – Rt 1, Kennebunk – Shoppers Village.

Biddeford YMCA Northern York County – Alfred Road (Rt 111), Biddeford 283-0100

Saco Sport & Fitness – 329 North Street, Saco 284-5953

Body Works Health and Fitness Center – 644 Main St, Saco 284-9924

Winter Recreation

National Estuarine Research Reserve of Wells – Laudholm Farms spectacular seaside strolls and cross country ski trails. 646-4521

Vacationland Bowling Center – 812 Portland Rd, Saco 284-7386.

Kennebunkport Brewery – Brewery tours. Shipyard Ale, Federal Jacks Brew Pub, 967-4322.

Rockin’ Horse Stables – Horse Drawn Sleigh/Carriage/Wagon Rides! 245 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport, 967-4288.

Harris Farm Cross County Ski Center – 40 Km of groomed x-c trails and snow shoeing.  Rentals and lunch available, ice skating pond.  Maple sugaring in March. Minutes from the coast just off Rt. 35, 30 minutes from Kennebunk. 252 Buzzell Rd Dayton, 499-2678.

Your Body Works – Therapeutic massage & spa center with 2 locations, Shore Rd Ogunquit & Rt 1 Wells.  Offering 6 types of therapeutic massage & several spa treatments. 1-800-479-1322.

Biddeford-Saco Ice Arena Open to the Public Friday night 6:30-8:30PM 207-283-0615

Maine Rock Gym Indoor Climbing Gym – 127 Marginal Way Portland. 207-780-6370.

Southworth Planetarium - Shows for children and adults including laser concerts. University of Southern Maine’s Science Building. Portland 780-4249.

Churches

Advent Christian Church – Sea Road, Kennebunk, 985-3319

Kennebunk Baptist Church – Main Street, Kennebunk, 985-2332

Village Baptist Church – Main Street, Kennebunkport, 967-3240

Franciscan Monastery – (Catholic) Beach Road, Kennebunk, 967-4865

St. Monica – (Catholic) Portland Road, Kennebunk, 985-6252

First Congregational Church – North Street, Kennebunkport, 9673897

St. Ann’s by the Sea – (Episcopal) Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, 967-8043

Church on the Cape – Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise, 985-4494

St. Andrew’s – (Presbyterian) Portland Road, Kennebunk, 985-4303

South Congregational Church – Temple Street, Kennebunkport, 967-2793

Nearest Medical Attention & Hospital

Kennebunk Diagnostic and Therapy Center – US Route 1, Main Street, Kennebunk. 207-467-6999

Southern Maine Medical Center – Rt 111 in neighboring Biddeford. 283-7000

Wells Regional Medical Center (Service of York Hospital) – Route 9 (114 Sanford Road), Wells, Maine. 207-646-5211