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Learn the lay of Kennebunkport's land (and give your legs a break) aboard the informative <a href="http://www.intowntrolley.com/" target="_blank">Intown Trolley Tour</a>. These trolleys have been rolling through Kennebunkport for more than 30 years, and point out the town's major sights to visitors, including the Bush compound, a local Franciscan monastery, and the so-called "spouting rock" along the coast. Tours also include colorful commentary highlighting the town's history.
This sprawling <a href="http://www.fws.gov/refuge/rachel_carson/" target="_blank">5,400-acre preserve</a> offers visitors relief from holiday crowds that flock to Ogunquit during the popular summer months. The refuge was established to protect salt marshes, barrier beaches, dunes and estuaries, and is a popular retreat for birders hoping to spy the endangered piping plover. Wildlife watchers may also witness white-tailed deer, moose, snakes, frogs and turtles.
Make like a professional photographer and snap classic shots of the looming lighthouses that rise above Maine's rocky coast. Five lights can be found within a 20-mile radius of Kennebunkport. Drive to Cape Porpoise to see the Goat Island Light, and take time to explore the Wood Island Light, Nubble Light (pictured), Whaleback Light and Boon Island Light. Be warned: not all the lights can be directly accessed, but they are visible from the road and offer ample photo opps.
The little village of Perkins Cove lies adjacent to Ogunquit and embodies all the charm one would expect in a waterfront town. This former fishing village is filled with independent boutiques and seafood restaurants. Visitors will find plenty to explore, like toy shops, bric-a-brac stores and shellfish-centric restaurants like the Perkins Cove Lobster Pound. Be sure to stroll across the town's manually operated drawbridge -- it's the perfect place for a photo opp.