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Things to Do in Wells, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit and Southern Maine
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FUNTOWN/SPLASHTOWN USA - Theme and amusement park, RT 1 Saco,
- rides, waterslides, and amusements, on the beach Old Orchard Beach
York’s Wild Kingdom - Zoo and Theme Park, RT 1 York, 363-3883
Bikes - Kayak Rentals - Surf Shop
Wheels N Waves
- On Board Since 1974. Wheels N Waves is your one stop shop for Surf,
Bikes, Kayaks and Skateboards. Specializing in sales, service, rentals
and lessons. Largest selection with the best prices. Now offering
equipment delivery and pickup. Since 1974, Maine's Oldest Surf Shop. 579
Post Rd., Wells, Maine 04090. 207-646-5774
Kennebunkport Bicycle Co. - 34 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport Maine.
Old Marsh Country Club - Wells. 207-251-4653
Golf Course - Kennebunkport, 967-3494
Golf Club - (Semi-Private) Kennebunk, 967-3951
Dutch Elm Golf
Course - Brimstone Road, Arundel, 282-9850
Dunegrass at Old Orchard Beach Country Club - 49 Ross Road, - Old
Orchard Beach, 934-4513
- Shore Road, Cape Neddick, 361-2011
The Ledges -
Ledges Drive, York, 351-2727
The Links at Outlook - Route 4, Berwick, 384-4653
- Coles Hill Road, Wells, 646-0508
Course - Country Club Road, Sanford, 324-5462
- Pitch & Putt - 71 Western Ave. Kennebunk, 967-4661
Tee Shot Golf Range - North Berwick Road, Wells, 646-2727
Miniature Golf Courses
Mountain Golf Course - RT 1 Wells, 646-9655
Mini-Golf - RT 1, Wells, 646-7570
Sea Vu Mini-Golf - Post Road, Wells, 646-7732
Depot – Largest collection of lighthouse gifts in the world. Route
1, Wells, 646-0608.
Antique Shops and Auctions – All along Rt 1 in Wells, Kennebunk,
Ogunquit, York & Kittery. Dock Square - Kennebunkport - shops,
boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.
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.
- 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.”
LOBSTER AND LIGHTHOUSE BOAT TOURS
Rugosa Boat Tours
- A Classic New England wooden lobster tour boat for coastal excursions
and lobster trap hauling. Perfect for sunset cruises and private
Scenic Lobster Boat Cruise - 1 ½ hour scenic cruise departs from
next to bridge - Kennebunk River, 967-5507
Scenic Cruises - Perkin's Cove, Ogunquit. Scenic lobster,
lighthouse, sailing and cocktail cruises. May through October. 646-5227
Pineapple Ketch Sailing Excursions – beautiful sailboat tour along
Kennebunkport shore. Relax and enjoy the scenery or hoist sails and take
the helm. Two-hour sails depart daily from Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean
Ave., Kennebunkport. 207-468-7262
Eleanor - Sailing Trips - Arundel Wharf, Ocean Ave Kennebunkport,
WHALE WATCH TOURS
Watch – By the Kennebunkport Bridge behind Mobil Station, 967-5507
KAYAKING AND CANOEING
Within Sea Kayaking - 746 Ocean Ave. Wells, 646-0455
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
Kennebunkport Marina - Canoe and Kayak Rentals on the River -
– Coastal Maine Outfitting Co., 1399 US Rte. One, Cape Neddick, 363-
Adventures - York Harbor, 363-8466
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
States Coast Guard licensed captain, Capt. Jon Manter. 207-752-0536.
Libreti Rose II
Fishing Charters - Captain Bruce Hebert Cell 207- 432- 4349,
Home 207- 247- 4349
Greg Metcalf - Sight-seeing and Sport Fishing Charters -
Fishing Charters - Guided Saltwater light-tackle and fly fishing
charters aboard a 23" SeaCraft Center Console. 229-0201
Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing -
Perkin's Cove, Ogunquit. Half & Full Day Trips 646-2214
Ugly Anne - Deep
Sea Fishing - Perkin's Cove, Ogunquit. Half & Full Day Trips 646-7202
Rip Tide III - Private Charters by Captain Dick O’Brien, 646-2011
Sportfishing - York Harbor Town Dock #2. Deep Sea Fishing,
Lighthouse trips, Whale Watching, Kids fishing trips. York, ME,
- 7 Island Avenue, Kittery. Fishing, scuba diving, whale watching,
coastal cruises, (207) 439-5068.
Eldredge Brothers Fly
Shop - Cape Neddick, 363-9269
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
Things to do & Area Sight Seeing
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,
Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve - Open sunrise to sunset for bird
watching and self-guided tours. Rt 9 Kennebunk/Wells Town line.
Scenic Walk - Marginal Way - Ogunquit one mile path along coast. Ends in
House - Greek Revival House 967-2513 or 2751
Museum - Log Cabin Road - Kennebunkport, 967-2800 Kennebunkport
Brewery Tours - Federal Jacks - Lower Village Kennebunk, 967-4322
Nubble Light - Soiher Park, York Goat Island Lighthouse - Built in 1834.
Viewed from Cape Porpoise Pier - Kennebunkport.
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,
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
Surfboards, Bodyboards, Skimboards, Wheels & Waves, RT 1 Wells, 646-5774
Vacationland Bowling & Recreation Center - RT 1 Saco, 284-7386
Twentieth Century Lanes & Sports Bar - Biddeford, 284-0980
Airplane Rides - Sanford Airport - 324-0905
American Helicopter - Photo Flights & Scenic Rides, Sanford Airport,
Horseback Riding - Bush Brook Farms - Biddeford, (by appointment)
Happy Wheels Skate Center - Roller Skating Rink, Scarborough, 883-3713
Hot Air Balloon Rides, 17 Freeman St., Portland, ME Phone: 207-772-4730,
Wells Recreation Area - Route 9-A, Wells, ME. Four asphalt tennis
courts, two basketball courts, a baseball diamond, a horseshoe playing
area, and picnic tables. A large open field for soccer, football and
group games can be played. Large playground area. Located next to Hobbs
Pond. Wells Recreation Dept. 207-646-5826.
Playhouse - Stock Summer Theatre Rt 1 Ogunquit, 646-5511
Barn Playhouse – Arundel/Kennebunkport, 985-5552
Art, Entertainment, & Museums
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
Historical Society - 135 North St, Kennebunkport, 967-2751
House - Greek Revival House – Open Mid June to Mid-October, Dock
Square, Kennebunkport, 967-2513 or 967-2751
Museum – Largest collection of trolley cars in the world.
Countryside rides on historic rides. Log Cabin Road - Kennebunkport,
of American Art - P.O. Box 815, Shore Rd. Ogunquit, ME 03907 Phone:
Meeting House Museum - Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit.
Old York Historical
Society - 207 York St., York, ME 03909 Phone: 207-363-4974
Children’s Museum of Maine - Fun for all ages. 142 Free Street,
Children’s Theater of Maine - 25A Forest Ave, Portland, 874-0371.
Comedy Connection - 6 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 774-5554.
Portland Concert Association - Dance, opera, musical theater, jazz, &
Portland Symphony Orchestra - Concerts year round. 30 Myrtle St.
of Art - 7 Congress St, Portland, 775-6148.
Museum of Portsmouth - 280 Marcy St Portsmouth NH 603-436-3853.
Museum - Marcy St, Portsmouth, NH 603-433-1100
Goat Island Lighthouse - Built in 1834.
Best viewed from Cape Porpoise Pier - Kennebunkport. Route 1 and right
on Route 9 through Kennebunkport and into Cape Porpoise, where Route 9
makes a 90-degree left hand turn, go straight. Drive 1/2 mile to
end/Pier and park.
Nubble Light - Between Short and Long Sands Beach in York Beach.
Route 1 South to Shore Road. Follow signs to left after Short Sands
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 Scarborough. 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.
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.
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
Dogs Baseball - AA Farm Team for the Boston Red Sox. Home games held
at Hadlock Field, Portland, from late April through early September.
Scarborough Downs - Seasonal harness racing, Rt. 1, Scarborough.
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
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, 35 minutes from Wells. 252
Buzzell Rd Dayton, 499-2678.
Stables - Horse Drawn Sleigh/Carriage/Wagon Rides! 245 Arundel Road,
Your Body Works - Therapeutic massage & spa center - Rt 1 Wells.
Offering 6 types of therapeutic massage & several spa treatments.
Balloons over New England - Hot Air Balloon Rides 1-800-788-5562.
Maine Rock Gym Indoor Climbing Gym - 127 Marginal Way Portland.
Southworth Planetarium - Shows for children and adults including laser
concerts. University of Southern Maine’s Science
Nearest Medical Attention & Hospital
Wells Regional Medical Center (Service of
Hospital) - Route 9 (114 Sanford Road), Wells. 207-646-5211
Diagnostic and Therapy Center - US Route 1, Main Street, Kennebunk.
Medical Center – Rt 111, Biddeford. 283-7000