Kennebunk is just off exit 25 of the Maine Turnpike; follow signs east into town. You can also get here by taking Route 1 from York and Ogunquit. To reach Kennebunkport, exit for Kennebunk and continue through town on Port Road (Route 35) 3 and 1/2 miles. At the traffic light, turn left and cross the small bridge.
The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce, 17 Western Avenue (www.visitthekennebunks.com; tel. 207/967-0857), can answer questions year-round by phone or at its offices in Lower Village beside the H.B. Provisions grocery store. The Kennebunkport Information Center (tel. 207/967-8600), operated by an association of local businesses, is off Dock Square (next to Ben & Jerry’s) and is open daily in summer and fall.
Several higher-end inns in the Kennebunks offer free shuttles downtown. Otherwise, a local “trolley” (actually a bus) makes several convenient stops in and around the two towns and also serves the best of the local beaches; it picks up passengers about once per hour from 10am until 4pm (until 3pm in spring and fall). It’s expensive, though: The fare comes in the form of a day pass costing $16 per adult or $6 per child. At least the pass includes unlimited opportunities to jump on and off the trolley during the day you are using it. Call tel. 207/967-3686 for more details, or check the trolley’s schedule online at www.intowntrolley.com.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.