Getting Around Kennebunkport
The best way to get around Kennebunkport is by foot or bike. There's also the seasonal Shoreline Trolley for traveling between surrounding towns. The town's small size and lack of parking are strong arguments for these modes of transportation. To get to Kennebunkport, you can fly into Portland International Jetport (PDM), located approximately 30 miles north of Kennebunkport, or into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), about 90 minutes south of Kennebunkport. At either airport, rental cars can be easily obtained. Once you're in town, it's best to park your car and leave it at your accommodation, unless you're heading out for daytrips.
|On Foot||Exploring the town by foot is easy thanks to Kennebunkport's small size and reasonably flat terrain.|
There are plenty of trails and roads to explore by bike, and with the region being mostly flat, and parking being a nightmare in summer, biking is an ideal way to get around. If your accommodations don't provide bicycles to borrow, you can rent from several places in town, including Coastal Maine Kayak & Bike and Kennebunkport Bicycle Company. Renting a bike for the day costs about $35 (24 hours) or $10 by the hour. Popular trails include Bridal Path and Ocean Avenue to Cape Porpoise.
The Shoreline Trolley, which only operates from late June through Labor Day, connects Kennebunkport with the towns of Wells, Sanford, Kennebunk, Ogunquit and York. Five trolleys (and three shuttle buses) start service at 9 a.m. and run every 20 minutes or so until 9:40 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 10:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $1. Kids 11 and younger ride free.
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