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.