It's fall in New England, and after a hot summer in Maine, the temps are starting to drop. The leaves are beginning to change colors in some spots, meaning it's the start of another great season in Kennebunkport. With beautiful foliage, warm days and crisp nights, and a number of fall festivals to enjoy, fall is a great time to explore southern Maine. During your next stay at our boutique Kennebunkport hotel, enjoy these three fall activities in Kennebunkport.
Fall weekends bring this fun fall event to the Seashore Trolley Museum. Ride one of the historic trolleys out to the pumpkin patch and pick out your favorite pumpkin. Enjoy beautiful weather on the museum grounds, games, and even lunch at this fantastic fall activity in Kennebunkport. If you can't make it to the Pumpkin Patch Trolley event, the Seashore Trolley Museum is still worth a visit. Hundreds of historic trolleys from around the country have been donated to the museum, where you can tour them and see the various stages of repair and renovation.
Maine is full of great apple orchards, and nothing says fall like picking a peck of apples. In neighboring Wells, Spiller Farm offers a picturesque fall activity near Kennebunkport. The staff can recommend an apple variety for fresh-eating or baking and point you in the direction of the appropriate trees. Grab a basket and an apple picker (a tool for helping you reach apples up high in the trees) and head out to the orchard. Bring a picnic and enjoy lunch or a snack by the pond, where ducks and geese complete the scenic picture.
If you're in Kennebunkport on Halloween, lucky you. Start the evening with a tour of historic Summer Street in downtown Kennebunk. These former sea captains' homes are decorated to the max, with community members putting on haunted houses in their garage and offering treats to the trick or treaters. Visit this street between 5-9 p.m. on Halloween, when it's closed to cars and filled instead with community members enjoying this great fall activity in Kennebunk.