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Skies, skates, sleds, skis, & snow-shoes.

February 22, 2017 by Damien Callahan

The “S’s” of Winter:  Clear skies, skates, sleds, skis and snow-shoes. 

Clear Skies:  Ay-yuh!  The snow is here, the sky is clear and the air is crisp.

Skates:  Lace up your skates and head over to the Waterhouse Center.  An open sided ice rink with skating until 9 pm 7 days a week.  Heat up your skate time on March 5th during the annual Chili cook off!  Click here for details.

Sleds:  Get your romance on and take a sleigh ride with “Rockin’ Horse Stables” or get the giggles going whilst sledding at the Consolidated School and the Sea Road Sledding Hill.

Skis (cross country) & Snow Shoes:  600 acres to explore at Harris Farm.  They rent all equipment and offer hot chocolate and other refreshments in their cozy barn – the warm fire is free.  Take an adventure, with your own equipment, at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge or Laudholm Farm.  Join Laudholm Farm on February 23rd for their Winter Wildlife Day & Snow Day.  Click here for details.

Are you famished now?  Add dinner, spirits and zzz’s

Maine’s “Restaurant Week” runs March 1st -12th.  Take a bite out of one of the Kennebunk’s many fine restaurants.  They will be offering 3+ course meals and special menus at discounted pricing for two.  We suggest trying our neighbor “Toroso” who are proud participants of Maine’s restaurant week.

The moon is up, it’s getting chilly, come reside by our fire at The Inn at English Meadows, enjoy some spirits before you get your, well-deserved, long winters nap in one of our luxurious accommodations!

Get Set for MaineStage Shakespeare Summer 2015!

June 17, 2015 by englishmeadows

MaineStage Shakespeare Summer 2015Fans of The Bard (or just good, live entertainment!) visiting the Kennebunks shouldn’t miss a chance to enjoy the MaineStage Shakespeare Summer Season: July 10th through August 22nd, 2015!

Kennebunk’s MaineStage Shakespeare theater company does their very most to breathe new life into the classics. Their performances are fresh, fun, and exciting – no matter whether you’re an authority on the Bard’s works or think “The Taming of the Shrew” might be an animal act. That doesn’t mean they’re a joke, however. The MaineStage Shakespeare players deliver innovative but thoroughly professional performances of these classic plays.

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Broaden Your Horizons at the Portland Museum of Art

February 14, 2015 by englishmeadows

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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Visit Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum

December 13, 2014 by englishmeadows

Kennebunk's Brick Store MuseumA piece of history, itself, Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum opened during the great depression and has since become one of the premiere history and art centers in Southern Maine.

Located in a block of 19th-century buildings at the heart of Kennebunk’s historic district, the Brick Store Museum was originally constructed in 1825 by William Lord as a dry-goods emporium. Known as Lord’s Store, the building was unique in its then extravagant use of locally kilned bricks, rather than the far cheaper and more typically used lumber.

It was Lord’s great-granddaughter, Edith Cleaves Barry, who founded the Brick Store Museum on the second floor of the Lord’s Store building in 1936. It wasn’t long before the museum expanded into three other buildings on the block, all dating from 1810 to 1860. The interiors of these four historic buildings were linked together and now house a regional history, art, and archives center as the Brick Store Museum.

The Brick Store Museum’s collection had its start in heirlooms from the extended Lord family but now houses upwards of 70,000 artifacts, works of art, and archival materials from a variety of sources. You can see quilts with secret pouches, a rare chest from 1685, a painting of a Kennebunkport ship’s captain found floating at sea, items salvaged from area shipwrecks, the largest collection in Maine of posters from World War I and II, and artworks by Thomas Badger, John Brewster Jr., Abbott Fuller Graves, Louis Norton, and Hannah Skeele. The Brick Store Museum archives center features maps, documents, photographs, genealogical materials and more for researchers.

Current exhibits include “Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War,” “To Walk Through the Pasture Barefoot,” based on the Museum’s natural history collection, and a wonderful, seasonal display: “Christmas in the 1940s.” The Museum’s new Christmas Store is open with unique gifts for everyone.

Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum is open year-round – stop in for a look at one of the best historic and art collections in the state!

Kennebunk's Brick Store Museum Logo

The Brick Store Museum

Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 4:30pm
Saturdays, 10am to 1pm
117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
www.brickstoremuseum.org

Kennebunk Lodging
Make your Kennebunkport vacation the very best it can be with a stay at The Inn at English Meadows! Our mid-1800’s, Greek Revival home is located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, with lovely beaches and Kennebunkport’s Dock Square just minutes away on foot. Our unique combination of modern and classic amenities will delight your senses while the personal touches will have you thinking of The Inn at English Meadows as your second home.

Kennebunk’s Waterhouse Center Ice Skating Rink

November 22, 2014 by englishmeadows

Waterhouse Center Ice Skating Rink in KennebunkWinter just got a little friendlier and a lot more fun in Kennebunk with the addition of the Waterhouse Center ice skating rink!

This is not to imply that Kennebunk winters aren’t already fun and friendly but, let’s face it, an ice skating rink ups the fun factor with measurable results.

Opening on October 11th, 2014, Waterhouse Center ice skating rink is the brainchild of Geraldine Waterhouse. Seeing local children skating at a temporary rink in downtown Kennebunk spurred memories of her own childhood.

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