Welcome to Maine’s oldest town!
Settled in 1623, Kittery, Maine is a charming historic town with many nooks and crannies to explore. Kittery’s downtown area, known as Kittery Foreside, has recently been transformed into a hipster’s paradise, featuring craft coffee shops, trendy boutiques, and chef-driven restaurants, that will give the whole state of Maine a run for its money! Because of Kittery Foreside’s hip, eclectic, and tasteful edge (and the fact that it’s a short walk over the bridge from Portsmouth), you might think of Kittery as the Brooklyn of Portsmouth (we sure do!).
Things to Do in Kittery, Maine
If you’re the type that craves the coast, check out Pepperell Cove Marina, ride your bike along the water to Seapoint Beach, or explore one of two historic forts that sit right on the oceans’ edge.
If you love shopping, there’s a sprinkling of locally-owned boutiques selling artisan and handmade goods in the popular Wallingford Square—located in the heart of Kittery Foreside. Shopping local is big in this quaint town. Kittery is home to many talented artists—be sure to pop into the galleries and shops to find unique locally made goods. If you’re eager to get your fix of your favorite brand name products—just a hop, skip, and jump away from here are the famous Kittery Outlets.
P.S. We’re kind of crazy about the Memorial Bridge, where cars, bikers, and pedestrians can travel from downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, through Badgers Island, and arrive in Kittery Foreside—it’s a work of art, and has some of the best views of the Piscataqua River—perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll along the water.