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Parson's Way

Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Walking
Description: Located off Ocean Avenue, this popular walking path winds along Kennebunkport's rugged and scenic coastline.
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Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This walk along the rocky coast has gorgeous views and beautiful homes, including the famous Walker's Point, the Bush family retreat. There are numerous benches where one can sit, rest, and just enjoy the view. Being there in the shoulder season of November, you will see mostly friendly locals walking their dogs. Take your time and enjoy the peace and... More

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Portland, Maine
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This easy shore-side walk offers scenic ocean views and glimpses of palatial summer homes. It starts at Arundel Beach, which is beside the sinuous, two-lane Ocean Avenue, just across from the Colony Hotel. It passes St. Ann's Episcopal Church, which is a splendid and rustic stone seasonal chapel, and the Walker’s Point summer-home compound of former President G.H.W. Bush. Among... More

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new jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We walked from our hotel to Walker's Point. Lovely views non stop. Million $ homes, gorgeous shore, beach and rocks. Great photo opportunities and stop in St. Ann's along the way.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

This section of Kennebunkport runs from the foot of the Colony Hotel Beach, all the way to Walkers Point. there is no prettier walk along the ocean and the beautiful Maine houses. Just past St. Ann's Episcopal Church on your right (definitively worth a visit, beautiful old stone church right on the ocean), the walk opens up past "pebbley beach"... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

A beautiful walk perfect for a photographer, I would highly recommend this spot for both sunrise and sunset!

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Biddeford, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This has always been a place that one can go to with hardly anyone around.Peaceful! I have visited this beach for over 60 yrs.It remains the same.I do believe that the horseflies have become smaller!!!

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Bennington, VT
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

It's worth checking out as the area is very beautiful. Right next to the beach is a horse farm/ranch with many beautiful horses grazing the landscape. Very beautiful.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We walked to past the Bush home and it was lovely looking at the ocean and all the old homes. The old church along the way was worth seeing too.

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We tried walking along Parsons way as it carved back and forth and the sea side of the Ocen Ave - perhaps we were in the wrong place but we did see a sign that said Parson's Way the views on the rocks are beautiful but in the summer things are a little hairy along the road.

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Salem
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Whenever we visit Maine, we always stop at Parson's Way to walk and take photos. In the winter, we stay close to the beginning because of the weather. In the spring we always take a walk stopping often to admire the beautiful view!

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