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Ocean Avenue

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Free

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Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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  • 5.0Value
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  • 3.5Atmosphere

Travelers looking to play paparazzi should head out on Ocean Avenue to Walker's Point, home to the Bush family compound. While in office, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush hosted a variety of influential heads of state at their family summer home, including Margaret Thatcher and Vladimir Putin. The Bush family still spends their summer vacations on the picturesque property.

Visitors love the breathtaking vistas on the aptly named Ocean Avenue and suggest stopping at the lookout point to get a photo with the Bush compound in the background. That being said, there isn't much else to do at Walker's Point – and the secret service doesn't let you get too close – so a brief visit is best. You'll find Walker's Point about 3 miles south of downtown Kennebunkport.

If a drive or stroll by Walker's Point doesn't satisfy your interest in the Bush family, consider stopping by the First Families Kennebunkport Museum. The museum is located within the Kennebunkport Historical Society's White Columns, a Greek Revival home with a variety of exhibits, including a room dedicated to Bush family memorabilia and artifacts. You can find out more on the Kennebunkport Historical Society's website.

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This little working fishing village, considered part of Kennebunkport, is a few miles from Dock Square and offers a scenic outing. Visitors can watch fishermen hauling in traps and coming in and out of the harbor in their boats at the Cape Porpoise Pier, just as they have done for years. Other activities include shopping in the quaint general store called Bradbury Bros. Market and browsing through the handful of shops and galleries. Goat Island Light, one of Maine oldest lighthouses, is also located in Cape Porpoise.

Recent visitors said the village is quite picturesque but warn if you want photos of the lighthouse, you'll need a camera with a zoom lens. Travelers also said the village is home to several seafood shacks, where the food is as fresh as it gets. Favorites include Musette, Pier 77 and Cape Pier Chowder House.

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