Mainely Kids: A Guide to Family Fun in Southern Maine by Crystal Ward Kent
Enjoy a memorable family adventure in Southern Maine with Crystal Ward Kent's Mainely Kids as your guide. Kent, a native Mainer, presents enjoyable and educational activities in a friendly, geographical “loop” format. She steers you toward outstanding beaches, forts, nature preserves, rides, outlet stores, and more. Children and their adult minders will long to wade in a tidepool in Kittery, gobble authentic saltwater taffy in York Beach, catch glimpses of a president in Kennebunkport, bask in the sun at Old Orchard Beach, marvel at the stately lighthouse in Portland, catch the famous Clam Festival at Yarmouth, and see history come alive at the museum village of Willowbrook. Whether hiking, picnicking, exploring, sunning, swimming, or eating, Mainely Kids is your passport to your ultimate, authentic Southern Maine vacation.
Each chapter covers a variety of activities that a vacationing family can engage in during a long weekend and is accompanied by an easy-to-follow map and directions. Introductory notes contain tips about Maine weather, what to pack, handicapped accessibility, safety, traffic, and other practical pointers. Don't set off for Southern Maine without this indispensable new guidebook!
CRYSTAL WARD KENT established her award-winning creative services agency, Kent Creative, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1990. She has worked for the Maine Publicity Bureau (now the Maine Tourism Association) and has been writing professionally for twenty years.
Table of Contents
About the Information in Mainely Kids Overview Before You Go About Handicapped Accessibility About the Maps About Activity Fees and Restaurant Prices About Safe Hiking About Season Dates About Traffic Laws About Maine Facts about Maine Kittery and Kittery Point Lobster Lore Tidepool Tips Can You Dig for Clams? The Yorks and Ogunquit Fish Facts Tides Wells and the Kennebunks More Lobster Lore Hunting for Shells Maine Snakes About Maine Guides Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, and Scarborough Storms Rip Current Safety Salt Marshes: Nature’s Nursery Portland and the Cape Elizabeth Area Directions in Downtown Portland The Mystique of Lighthouses Falmouth, Yarmouth, and Freeport How to Get the Most from a Nature Walk Activities throughout Southern Maine Blueberries Index