Art-Seeking in Kennebunkport
We arrived in the quaint village of Kennebunkport at high tide, noon on a Friday. The Grist Mill Pond was calm and serene in contrast to the streets filled with vacationers wearing brightly colored summer clothing. The bay was filled with colorful row boats and canoes and the town was bustling.
Up the river I immediately spotted the 112’ Westport OMNI SEA and TRIPLE NET the 92’ Monte Fino docked at Chick’s Marina.
The smell of buttered rolls drew my attention from the water downtown through the shops to The Clam Shack. The line was long but the 1 pound Lobster Roll and fresh squeezed lemonade was well worth the wait.
The eclectic mix of yacht crew, vacationers and seasoned Kennebunkport locals entertained us while we ate lunch. This town reminded me of Palm Beach with New England flair.
The shops were bustling with Lilly-wearing jet-setters. We bounced into the Daytrip Society Jr and stocked up on cute organic cotton clothes for the kiddos, then over to Minka where we found local, handmade letterpress prints and some small leather goods for the hubby. Across the street, we visited an incredibly well curated art gallery called Abacus and left with all types of souvenirs.
After another stop for snacks at Old Salt’s Pantry we walked a bit father down to the Antiques shop called Content’s Preserved. The music reminded me of a 1920’s Speak Easy but the lyrics were of modern day. The gems in this store were worth the trip alone.
We walked the river back towards the Atlantic passing massive mansions, bed and breakfast homes and converted fine-dining restaurants. Learn more about other New England destinations here.
The first course consisted of Lobster Thermidor (because when in Rome) followed by Crab Veloute and a main course of Monkfish Bouillabaisse which was perfectly prepared. We ended our evening with a glass of port and some fine chocolate truffles. The Ocean Restaurant is rumored to be a favorite of George Walker Bush and his family. It would make sense as their compound is just steps away.
Back at our resort, we relaxed for the evening and prepared for another fun-filled day. The Lodge on the Cove was reported to be especially family-friendly which was ideal for our growing family. The accommodations were exceptional and the entertainment for the children was ideal, keeping them busy the entire trip.
The crew spent the following day at the Colony Beach playing in the sand and climbing on the natural rocks. We rounded up the evening with some paddleboarding and bike riding then back into town for more art hunting. Our quest of for the perfect art piece was fulfilled at Junebug’s Beach House. The framed beach scene I was hunting for was found.
We left Kennebunkport after stopping into Chick’s Marina for some last-minute information. They have larger slips than any of the other marinas in town and can fit up to 165’ in length and an allowance of 7’ draft. The friendly staff, which we met at Old Salt’s Pantry, bid us farewell and left wanting to come back next summer.
Check out Worth Avenue Yachts full New England charter itinerary here: https://www.worthavenueyachts.com/destination-yacht-charter/north-america/new-england/7-days/