Kittery Point, Maine Community Info
Kittery Point, Maine
Picturesque Kittery Point is part of Kittery, Maine's oldest and southernmost town. Adjacent to York, it retains the unspoiled charm of a historic fishing village. Kittery Point is home to some of the most architecturally significant houses in New England, including the Lady Pepperrell House and the Sir William Pepperrell House, along with many attractive waterfront homes, old and new. Fort McClary, Fort Foster, Seapoint Beach, the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve, and the well-known yachting anchorage of Pepperrell Cove are among the many attractions that draw residents and visitors alike to Kittery Point and Kittery. The real estate market in Kittery Point offers some of the area's finest oceanfront, ocean view, waterfront, and other distinctive properties and estates.Kittery Point Video Tour
View the video below for a tour of Kittery and Kittery Point, Maine.
Kittery Point, Maine Things to Do
Shop the Outlets: To fulfill your shopping desires, visit the Kittery Outlets, on Route One. Rightfully called "America's Maine Street for Shopping", the Kittery Outlets offer over a mile of famous name outlet stores filled with great savings every time you shop including Cole Haan, Banana Republic, Movado, Bose, Crate and Barrel, and Timberland.
Scenic Walks: For more than 275 years, Fort McClary has stood to protect the approaches to the Piscataqua River at the southern gateway to Kittery, Maine. Named for New Hampshire native Major Andrew McClary who died at the Revolutionary War's Battle of Bunker Hill, Fort McClary stands today as one of the state's most important historic forts that dramatically preserves evidence of military history and changes in military architecture and technology. Fort Foster, located on the southwest tip of Gerrish Island in Kittery, was acquired by the federal government in 1872, making this the last of the "old" forts that were built in the Portsmouth area. The Kittery Town Forest consists of 72 acres featuring two hiking trails. Rogers Park offers several trails that run along the wooded shore of Spruce Creek. The Rachel Carson Preserve, part of a 10 parcel system of conserved properties extending from Kittery as far north as Cape Elizabeth, protects areas of marsh and a fresh-water wetland totaling 4700 acres.
Kittery's Seapoint and Crescent Beach: Seapoint Beach in Kittery is just a few miles south of York Harbor off Route 103. It's a 550-yard sandy crescent beach with gentle surf on the north side of a tiny peninsula and is backed by a marsh, providing wonderful bird-watching. Nearby Crescent Beach, also backed by salt marsh, is the "local" beach, and a great stopping point on a winding bike trip along the coast.
Seafaring Adventures: Cruise the Isles of Shoals aboard the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company. Tour inland Piscataqua River seeing the many stunning waterfront properties with Portsmouth Harbor Cruises. Fish, scuba dive, and whale watch off of Seafari Charters on Badger's Island. Fish with both feet grounded from Kittery's Spruce Creek Bridge on Route 103, the long pier at Fort Foster, or Seapoint and Crescent beaches.
Kittery Museums and Galleries: The Kittery Historical and Naval Museum is a virtual treasure trove of old and cherished artifacts from Kittery's seafarers, fishermen, merchants, craftsmen, farmers, homemakers, artists and children. The Kittery Art Association is a non-profit founded in 1958 that promotes knowledge and stimulates interest in Kittery's creative arts through numerous exhibits and enrichment courses. View a variety of oils, watercolors, pastels, photography, mixed media, pottery, sculptures, unique Fair Trade global handcrafts, and jewelry by local, national and international artists at the Haley Farm Gallery. Just Us Chickens is a delightful and colorful artists' cooperative, the newest attraction in the revitalized downtown area of Kittery known as Wallingford Square. Here you will be amazed at the unique jewelry, original paintings, woven goods, literary works, and pottery, all by local artisans.
Dining: Kittery and Kittery Point offer numerous dining options. Bob's Clam Hut, established in 1956, is known by both locals and vacationers alike as having the best clams around. Kittery Point's popular Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier offers a quintessential Maine lobster experience with lobsters, lobster rolls and a raw bar at the water's edge. Carl's Meat Market adjacent to the Golden Harvest Produce Market, is one of the favorite stops on Kittery's Gourmet Alley for quality meats and poultry, offers "a little bit of everything". Beach Pea Baking Company, in Kittery, is one of the finest bakeries in the area, offering fantastic gourmet breads, pastries, soups, sandwiches, and salads. For a local fine dining experience, Anneke Jans will satisfy and entertain you. This Kittery neighborhood restaurant is the perfect gathering place with delicious food and good wine. Enoteca Italiana has a wonderful selection of imported meats, cheeses, and wines.
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