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Follow the Maine Art Museum Trail

April 25th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The Maine Art Museum TrailYou’ve heard of wine trails, cheese trails, brewery trails and – of course – hiking trails but how about an art museum trail? The Maine Art Museum Trail is 8 art museums, within 200 miles of each other, and containing over 73,000 works of art.

Maine and art are a natural fit, our beautiful state having inspired and played home to generations of artists: Frederic Edwin Church, Edward Hopper, George Bellows, Georgia O’Keeffe, Fitz Hugh Lane, Winslow Homer, and three generations of the Wyeth family. Thus it should come as no surprise that Maine plays host to a number of fine art museums.

The Maine Art Museum Trail details eight of the state’s leading art museums, all within a day’s scenic drive of each other, if not closer, from Bangor to Ogunquit.

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All Aboard Kennebunkport’s Seashore Trolley Museum!

April 11th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkport’s Seashore Trolley Museum has played an important role in preserving historic transit vehicles since 1939 – and it is currently both the oldest and the largest electric railway museum in the world!

The Kennebunks were once part of the Atlantic Shore Line Railway: one of the largest, inter-city electric railway systems in the state of Maine, providing service to the entire southern Maine seacoast, and connecting Kittery, York, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, and Kennebunkport. In fact, the line used to pass right through what is today the Seashore Trolley Museum’s property!

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Maine Maple Sugaring Time

March 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Maine Maple Sugaring TimeIn Maine, as in much of the northeastern US, spring means more than just melting snows, green leaves, and warmer weather – it also means Maine Maple Sugaring Time!

Maple sugaring time is when the sap begins to run in the maple trees. Maple trees that have been tapped begin to drip their amazing sap into the buckets hung from those taps. The sap is collected by the sugarmakers and taken to a sugarhouse where it is carefully cooked down into pure and delicious, Maine maple syrup.

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Attend the Kennebunkport Festival 2015

March 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Kennebunkport Festival 2015

New England’s official kick-off for summer, The Kennebunkport Festival, is scheduled for June 7th through the 13th, 2015 and is seven days of fine wine, food, and works of art on the coast of Maine.

Kennebunkport’s reputation for culture is famous far and wide – but it’s an accessible culture, one open to all, not just the select few. Some say it is partially because of this egalitarian attitude that Kennebunkport also knows how to throw a party, and the Kennebunkport Festival is just that: a big party of beautiful local art, drinks, live music, galas and grand tastings from top New England chefs at restaurants and homes throughout Kennebunk and Kennebunkport.

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Don’t Miss The 2015 Maine Boatbuilders Show

February 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The 2015 Maine Boatbuilders ShowIf you’re a boating fan – whether that means sailboats or powerboats to you, canoes or kayaks – you won’t want to miss the 2015 Maine Boatbuilders Show. A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom builders on the East Coast, it’s been described as wall-to-wall eye candy for those who loves boats.

The 2015 Maine Boatbuilders Show, scheduled for the weekend of March 20th, is the 27th annual return of this popular event to Portland; a gathering that is described as a celebration by the boating community and has a reputation for being unique among boating events. Of the 200+ companies that exhibit their products at the show, many only attend one or two other shows a year, making this exhibition that much more of an event.

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Broaden Your Horizons at the Portland Museum of Art

February 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Portland Museum of Art Featuring more than 18,000 works and founded in 1882, the Portland Museum of Art is the state of Maine’s oldest and largest art museum. As such, it is always worth a visit when one is in the area.

Portland, Maine offers numerous temptations for the visitor – the burgeoning restaurant scene alone makes the city an obvious destination – but whatever brings you here, the Portland Museum of Art should be up near the top of your reasons for sampling a little of what this great town has to offer.

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Winter in the Kennebunks: Maine Cross Country Skiing

January 31st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Maine Cross Country SkiingSnow transforms Maine into a winter-wonderland of outdoor entertainment, replete with skiing, snowshoeing, skating, and more. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the better Maine cross country skiing areas near the Kennebunks.

Maine Cross Country Skiing

Harris Farm XC Ski Center – 280 Buzzell Road, Dayton – www.harrisfarm.com
Harris Farm’s 1,000-acre cross-country ski center, open 9am to dark, offers 40 kilometers of ski trails for skiers of all levels.

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A Kennebunkport Valentine’s Day – February is For Lovers

January 17th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Kennebunk Kennebunkport Valentine's DayFebruary is for Lovers in Kennebunkport – so what better way to celebrate your romance than with a Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Valentine’s Day getaway at The Inn At English Meadows?

For romantic Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Valentine’s Day lodging, you need look no further than The Inn At English Meadows and our Valentine’s Day Special!

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Learn to Cook in Maine Luxury

January 11th, 2015 by englishmeadows

Boston Sunday Globe, January 11th, The Concierge / Tips for Touring Here and Abroad features  The Inn at English Meadows  “Maine Indulgence”  with many offerings plus dinner at The White Barn and private cooking class at 50 Local.  Two of Kennebunk’s finest restaurants, just minutes from the Inn.

Thanks for a Great Year from Inn at English Meadows

December 20th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Inn at English Meadows2014 is all but gone and we here at Inn at English Meadows are looking back at a great year and forward to 2015 and more of the same!

We love what we do and are proud to be able to offer uncommonly good comfort and value, year round, here in Kennebunkport lodging. The wonderful people we get to meet and share our home with make for a very special business and it seems like we’re not alone in that feeling.

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