Easter Sunday dawned chilly and bright, and while there isn’t much in the way of new leaves on the trees, small flowers are starting to peek up and there is definitely a feeling that the season of rebirth is upon us. And while every morning’s breakfast at the Maine Stay Inn is a truly gourmet creation, Sunday breakfast always feels just a little extra special, and Easter Sunday is no exception!
Kennebunkport is a charming seaside town that is home to just over 3,000 people throughout the year, but the population changes dramatically as the weather warms, and that means that there are plenty of churches to choose from when it comes to Easter Sunday service. While not all houses of worship are open year round, most are not seasonal.
It is quite a task to assemble a list of all of the beautiful places to worship in the area, but there are a few that visitors to the Maine Stay select most commonly.
Village Baptist Church sits just a few doors down from the Maine Stay, and is a charming white clapboard church. It stood steeple-less for quite a while, but now it has its classic New England look back for good!
- Continue just a bit further along Maine Street and onto North Street, you’ll find the First Congregational Church – if you hit a picturesque horse farm and Christmas tree farm, you’ve gone too far. Home to many community suppers, this church is a favorite of many locals.
- Just behind the Dock Square parking lot, with lovely views of the Kennebunk River, South Congregational Church is home to a United Church of Christ church. It is one of the most iconic structures in downtown Kennebunkport.
- St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery and St. Martha’s offer Catholic denomination services, but most visitors opt for the unique experience of mass at a true monastery. And since it sits on the Kennebunk River, you can explore the picturesque waterfront paths after the service.
- You’ll also find the First Church in Kennebunk, a Unitarian Universalist congregation with a community, rather than biblical, focus. You can’t miss their brass weathervane – it’s a shining ear of corn that lights up town each morning!
Sometimes, though, connecting with nature is on the agenda. So if you’re looking to enjoy the season of reawakening, check out the quiet beach and scenic trails at Laudholm Farm at the Wells Reserve. But no matter how or where you celebrated Easter, we were wishing you a great day from Kennebunkport Maine!
Spring is well on its way to the Maine Coast and Kennebunkport, and that means that two very special holidays are just around the corner. This year, April Fools’ Day is no joke – it is Easter Sunday and Passover (March 30-April 7), and we think that there’s no better place to enjoy the festivities than at a Maine bed and breakfast!
Millions of people around the world will be marking their calendars for these special periods in two major world religions. And best of all, both of these holidays mean enjoying amazing edible confections as well!
Despite the small size of Kennebunkport (with just 3000 year-round residents), there are churches of all denominations in town or close by, as well as a synagogue just a few miles away in Biddeford.
No matter your faith, there are plenty of opportunities to observe, if you so choose. But many people choose to instead celebrate this season of rebirth by reconnecting with nature – and fortunately there are miles and miles of trails in local nature preserves to do just that.
The best thing about any holiday (in my opinion) is enjoying some great meals, and most restaurants will be in full force on Easter Sunday. Despite its early date this year, many restaurants will be up and running – even some of those that closed for the winter months!
All of us at the Maine Stay are happy to help suggest a restaurant that hits the spot for Easter dinner, and we’d be happy to make reservations for you.
Not looking for an elegant supper or set reservation time? Don’t worry – there are great options like Federal Jack’s and Alisson’s Restaurant are serving just a short stroll from our Maine bed and breakfast.
No matter your religious preferences, many folks have dietary restrictions at some point throughout the year, and we’re happy to accommodate your needs in any way possible. Kindly give us a little warning, so we can prepare a tasty breakfast that meets your needs.
We want to make your experience at our Maine bed and breakfast a great one – during Passover, Easter, and all throughout the year!