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Last Shot At Summer Before Leaf-Peeping Season | Maine Vacationland


Ogunquit Maine

When my kids were little before they started school, we always took a vacation in September after Labor Day.  The tourist crowds were usually thinner, and the hotel and motel rates rates were lower.  We’d usually go to The Cape (Cape Cod), or down to the Virginia shore.

We haven’t done that in many years.

This year we took a family vacation in New England and went to Olgunquit, Maine for a long weekend along with our oldest daughter, charming son-in-law,  his parents, sister and her family, and our grandkids.  The inlaws all came from Vermont, and we came from Connecticut and met in Maine.

It’s been many years since we’ve been to Maine, but have never visited Ogunquit.  It was wonderful! Although it rained on Saturday, we still found a lot to do.

Kennebunkport Maine

Bush Residence Kennebunkport Maine

We drove up to Kennebunkport in the morning, and stopped and saw the Bush summer residence.  Of course there was the obligatory shopping at all the quaint stores in town – and then on to lunch at one of the many seafood restaurants.  All specialize in Lobster Roll sandwiches and the famous New England Clam Chowder!

Beach - Ogunquit Maine

'Lil Moomette and Grandmom - Oqunquit Maine

Sunday we spent the morning at the expansive 3-1/2 mile long Ogunquit beach, and then on to breakfast.  Later in the morning we walked the 1.10 mile famous Marginal Way which abuts the ocean and ends up in Perkins Cove.

Marginal Way - Ogunquit Maine

Marginal Way - Ogunquit Maine

Marginal Way - Ogunquit Maine

Picturesque Perkins Cove with it’s adorable drawbridge was so much fun with the lobster boats in the harbor, little boutique shops, and plenty of places to eat –  seafood again – clams and more lobster and chowder.

Perkins Cove - Ogunquit Maine

Perkins Cove - Ogunquit Maine

Perkins Cove - Ogunquit Maine

Perkins Cove - Ogunquit Maine

We had parked our car in one of the many parking lots, and took the famous Trollies that run throughout town back to the lot.  The grandkids really enjoyed that!  More shopping for trinkets before we left for home.

It was our final hurrah and a beautiful ending to summer before leaf-peeping season starts in New England.

We all enjoyed our time together and hope to make it a yearly occurance!

For More Information Visit: Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce

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  1. It looks just beautiful! I’ve never been up north and I so want to go for all the yummy seafood!

    It sounds like y’all had a wonderful time.
    .-= Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy´s last blog ..McDonald’s, You can do better than that! =-.

  2. I’ve always wanted to go to Maine, but my husband doesn’t like the cold. The top picture and the one above the plaque looks like the coast of some places in Hawaii. Maybe someday I’ll get him there.

  3. Hi Crystal – It’s beautiful along the coast of Maine – haven’t been to the rest of it, but maybe someday! All kinds of restaurants and fresh seafood!

  4. It’s really not cold at this time of year – just as warm as summer, and the water was warm enough to swim – just as warm as Cape Cod!~ maybe about 78 degrees – the warmest water of the year! Definitely recommend New England!

  5. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!!
    Beautiful pics :)
    .-= Jayme´s last blog ..Chillin’ at the Beach House =-.

  6. I love Maine. We usually go to Bar Harbor, but have stayed in many difference towns. In fact, my parents are there right now! I miss that cool weather and rocky shore. We just got back from the beach in North Carolina. Bliss!

    I found your blog through SITS. Hope you’ll stop over and visit, too!

  7. What an amazing place looks so peaceful

  8. Right away I was drawn to “lobster rolls”. There’s a place here in Tampa that sells them. The owner is from Maine. My husband treats me to them once in a while because they’re so expensive. They are so yummy! Glad you’re taking some well deserved time off to enjoy family and to relax.
    .-= ConnieFoggles´s last blog ..Winner Yoplait Whips Gift Bag =-.

  9. I love your pictures they are truely beautiful. I got to your blog from Mombloggers. Will you follow me too? Your blog is great.

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