Explore the Kennebunks blanketed under quiet snow and bursting with activity! Skate under the stars, join in the fun at winter carnivals, and sled down the hill to find hot chocolate waiting for you.
For more information on all the top things to do in Kennebunk this winter, check out our winter brochure.
- Biddeford WinterFest: Enjoy free sledding in City Square, free ice skating at Westbrook skating rink, dog sledding, ice sculptures, and nightly concerts! WinterFest is held at the beginning of February.
- Sledding at “The Globe”: Come out for winter fun and warm drinks! Located at Three River Land Trust at 235 Swetts Bridge Road.
- Soup & Snow Stroll: Snowshoe or walk through the gorgeous winter wonderland, Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary! Warm drinks, a cup of soup, and a sweet are waiting for you at the Boulangerie afterward. $15 per person and space is limited so call 207-985-8734 to reserve.
- Old Orchard Beach Winter Carnival: A top event with something for every member of the family, join the evening sledding party, morning character breakfast, ice bowling, pony rides, snowman making, marshmallow toasting, and Slippery Slope Pub Crawl! Held at the end of February annually.
- Snow Day at Wells Reserve: Strap on your snowshoes and join the race! This 3-mile snowshoe race includes a 200 M dash for adults and 100 M dash for kids. There’s also snowman building, sledding, bonfires, and more fun to be had at Wells! Snowshoe rentals available.
- Paint the Town Red: During February, the Kennebunks transform into a red-lighted romantic retreat full of romantic specials!
- Maine Maple Sunday: On the 4th Sunday of March, sugarhouses statewide offer free maple syrup tastings, demonstrations, tours, activities, and more. Visit mainemapleproducers.com for a list of participating sugarhouses in our area.
Things to Do
- Harris Farm: Cross-country skiing every day from 9 AM – dusk. Showshoe and XC ski rentals available, BYO sled.
- Ice Skating: Community ice skating from 8am to 8pm daily between late November and March, weather permitting. No skate rentals at Waterhouse Center. If rentals needed, consider heading 30 minuts north to Portland for skating at The Rink at Thompson’s Point!
- Maine Antique Trail: Antique finds and hidden treasures surround us. More than 20 upscale antique galleries and vintage shops are within a short drive. Our Rt. 1 location is ideal for an afternoon or entire day of antiquing. For best route, go right out of the hotel and follow Rt. 1 South to York.
- Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School: Demonstration-style cooking classes held at the Stonewall Kitchen flagship store. View website for schedule and see Front Desk for a discount voucher!
- Brick Store Museum: A family-friendly history museum with rotating exhibitions, lectures, and a collection of interesting and unique artifacts from life in The Kennebunks.
- Garden Street Bowl: Gather for some bowling, skeeball, shuffleboard, darts, and bocce ball. Take a break at Crotux Kitchen and Taphouse for delicious gastropub fare and drinks!
Food & Drink
- Pearl Kennebunkport & Spat Oyster Cellar: New oyster bar from acclaimed chef Rebecca Charles inspired by the New York oyster bars of the 1800s.
- Owen's Farmhouse Pizza: Guilt-free pizza and delicious salads made from fresh ingredients grown by local farms. Voted best pizza in Maine in 2017 by Yankee Magazine!
- Ports of Italy: Delicious Italian cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients and specializing in homemade pastas.
- Village Tavern: A cozy, friendly tavern owned by an accomplished local chef serving delicious New American fare.
- Academe at the Kennebunk Inn: Maine brasserie-style gastropub with a great bar in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.
- The Lost Fire: A cozy steakhouse serving wood-fired Argentinian cuisine by celebrated chef German Lucarelli.