After leaving Portland ME, we headed south to Kennebunkport. The town is located across the Kennebunk River from the town of Kennebunk. Kennebunk is several times larger than Kennebunkport, but Kennebunkport is more famous, because it is the location of the Bush family’s summer estate.
Aside from the bridge crossing the Kennebunk River, is was hard for us to know which town we were in. They are both charming and very picturesque. Both towns have been tourist destinations for centuries, but came to prominence when George H W Bush became president.
We knew we were only going to be in town for a few hours as this was a stopover on our way to Boston. We arrived just in time for lunch, and chose Federal Jack’s Restaurant because it overlooked the harbor. We had a delicious meal of Maine Lobster Bisque and Classic Lobster Rolls. Excellent!
We then took a short trolley tour of both towns, where we were able to get a pretty good look at Walkers Point and the summer home of President Bush. Kennebunkport has a reputation as a summer haven for the upper class and is one of the wealthiest communities in the state of Maine. It is a lovely little town.
After the tour we walked around a bit more, and then headed off to Boston.