Autumn in Kennebunkport, Maine

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Good morning! We just got back from an incredible trip to Maine. It was an easy six hour drive from New York City and since our honeymoon plans have been postponed due to the pandemic, I was beyond grateful for this getaway with my husband. I am excited to tell you a little bit of where we stayed, where we ate, and what we did in the little town of Kennebunkport. I returned to New York totally enamored by the beautiful lakes and towns of coastal Maine, have you had an opportunity to visit?? This post also encompasses timeless classics you need to pack to make any fall trip to the northeast fantastic.

I wanted to share a cozy look that has become my favorite for fall. This navy quilted jacket from Tuckernuck is the most practical lightweight jacket I own right now, I especially love that the hood is detachable (for when it is not necessary) and the jacket’s length (for more coverage). If you prefer shorter jackets, you will love, love this one. I opted for the navy color, but they also have a true olive, and a winter pearl!

A navy jacket when paired with denim is such a timeless combination. An easy look like this one can be worn with any pair of black or brown booties. Tuckernuck has a huge selection of fabulous yet classic boots, and these chocolate ankle booties were the perfect choice.

Here are a few of the places that we enjoyed during our stay:

GOOSE ROCKS BEACH – A beautiful area located just north of Kennebunkport by Cape Porpoise. The beach is wide, the sand is incredibly soft, and the horizon is lined with the cutest beach homes! Checking it out in October was perfect for us… we had the entire beach for ourselves. If you go during the summer, keep in mind that parking is very limited.

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THE COLONY HOTEL – Our stay at this hotel happened by total chance! We had been planning a trip to Maine but we were so focused on work and our wedding / planning that we forgot to make a reservation! Someone had even told us that the weekend we intended to visit Maine would be one of New England’s busiest weekends. Kennebunkport is also a very small town so on a holiday weekend hotels get booked fast. Now, we were less than two hours away and every hotel I called replied with “Sorry, we are fully booked!” The receptionist at one hotel suggested that we try The Colony Hotel, in case they had any last minute cancellations. And they did! just one room available for that night only! Luckily we checked-in at The Colony Hotel at around 9PM. The following morning I wake up to “Woah! Check out these views!” As you can see from the image below, the room had a breathtaking view of the ocean!

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The Colony Hotel is a historic 1914 resort situated on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. While the colonial revival-style architecture is beautiful, the ancient wood and gorgeous cedar strip floors give this place a super cozy feel. The first day we enjoyed breakfast outside on the veranda overlooking the water, and the following chillier mornings we ate in the ocean view dining area. In my husband’s own words the breakfast was “excellent.” Everything tasted homemade so he felt that he was at his grandmother’s house! On Saturday night, while he watched college football, I ordered the ravioli from the bar area downstairs and they were delicious. Because Kennebunkport goes to sleep at 9PM, if you are ever in town be sure to grab dinner early! All in all it was a very relaxing stay.

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Kennebunkport maine

PIER 77 RESTAURANT – During our first day in town, we headed to Cape Porpoise for a late lunch at Pier 77. We found the restaurant at the end of a road lined with New England style homes. Because Pier 77 sits on the harbor, the views from the inside of the restaurant are quintessential Maine. While in Maine, trying lobster rolls or clam chowder is a total must! I started with clam chowder, while he ordered the burrata-grilled peach salad (both very good!). This was the only time during our stay that we ate indoors, and we were only one of four groups in the restaurant. Coming here was the perfect way to kickstart our trip!

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BATSON RIVER TASTING ROOM – My husband wanted to try craft beer during our stay in Kennebunkport, so one afternoon we checked out Batson River. We sat on the outside deck and ordered a few appetizers that were fantastic: Cajun dusted, spicy remoulade fries & roasted cauliflowers (lemon, gremolata, grana and pine nuts!) Great place to close out our vacation!

And here are my favorite photos from Kennebunkport!

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