Welcome to Kittery—Maine’s oldest town!
Settled in 1623, Kittery, Maine is a charming historic town with so much to explore. Kittery’s downtown area, known as Kittery Foreside, has recently been transformed into a hipster’s paradise. This charming center features craft coffee shops, trendy boutiques, and chef-driven restaurants. Because of Kittery Foreside’s hip, eclectic, and tasteful edge (and the fact that it’s a short walk over the bridge from Portsmouth), it’s kind of like the Brooklyn of Portsmouth.
Things to Do in Kittery, Maine
If you’re the type that craves the coast, check out Pepperell Cove Marina! Perhaps you’d like to ride your bike along the water to Seapoint Beach. And maybe you would like to explore one of two historic forts that sit on the oceans’ edge!
If you love shopping, there’s a sprinkling of locally-owned boutiques selling artisan goods in the popular Wallingford Square—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 Premium Outlets.
We’re kind of crazy about our famed Memorial Bridge. Cars, bikers, and pedestrians can travel across it from downtown Portsmouth, and arrive in Kittery Foreside! it’s a work of art, and has some of the best views of the Piscataqua River. A perfect thoroughfare for a morning or afternoon stroll along the water.