Kennebunkport Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Kennebunkport

The best time to visit Kennebunkport is between June and October, when the weather is at its warmest. The only downside: nightly rates will be at their peak during this lengthy season. March through May is a less pricey and less crowded time to visit, but businesses are slow to open after the big chill from November to February. Temperatures can dip to the low teens, so you should pack thick layers.

Weather in Kennebunkport

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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

June-October

Kennebunkport's peak season has the best weather of the year – average highs hover in the 70s for the summer and in the high 60s and 50s for the early fall. You'll find the shops and cafes in downtown Dock Square bustling with business, but keep in mind the droves of tourists drive up prices. For a quieter visit, consider traveling after Labor Day. Or, plan a mid-fall trip to enjoy the region's colorful foliage.

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November-February

Winters in Kennebunkport aren't for everyone. Temperatures creep down to the low teens and snow is plentiful, challenging even the most avid cold-weather fan. But a winter visit can be worth it if you're looking to ski or snowshoe and/or hunker down in a cozy bed-and-breakfast. Note that some businesses close up shop for the season.

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March-May

Kennebunkport starts to thaw during this shoulder season, but temperatures still stay chilly, with highs averaging in the low 40s. Pack warm layers and boots that you don't mind getting muddy as you sightsee. 

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Popular Times to Visit Kennebunkport

Average Tourist Volumes

Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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