Kennebunkport and the Adirondack chair

On my walk to town I saw the "Mama and Baby" Adirondacks
On my walk to town I saw the “Mama and Baby” Adirondacks

 

I have recently returned from visiting the picturesque town of Kennebunkport, Maine which is just a 90 minute drive from Boston. This adorable vacation spot captured my heart. I wrote several other posts sharing some my experiences and frankly there are lots more ideas swirling around my brain that I could write about.

Take a step in any direction in Kennebunkport and you will find that it is a photographer’s dream. Quaint colonial architecture, seaside charm, lush green lawns, flowering trees… the list goes on!

The Adirondack chair is a simple chair made of wood or man made materials, like plastic. It is generally used outdoors and is very comfortable even with no cushion. Originally it was made with 11 flat wooden boards, it features a straight back and seat and wide armrests. The chairs have a very distinguished design and can be found absolutely everywhere in Kennebunkport, Maine.

While visiting, I had a terrific experience taking photos of so many of my favorite things!  Beautiful gardens, blue skies, puffy clouds, a running river, colorful boats, nautical accessories and American flags. When I was going through my photos, I made an interesting discovery, there are many, many Adirondack chairs sitting everywhere in Kennebunkport! As it turns out, I am fascinated with these chairs.

To me the Adirondack chairs have always symbolized relaxed summer days, soft breezes and icy cold lemonade. Don’t they? When you see one, what immediately comes to your mind? It is probably something like, “I wish I could be sitting in that chair right now, looking at that view.”

These casual chairs are adorable, timeless, American furniture pieces that make you smile. I found myself taking lots of cheerful photos and thought you might enjoy seeing all of the different chairs I found. Feel free to take a seat and enjoy! Happy Summer!

 

Kennebunkport
On the lawn of the grand Colony Hotel
view of Adirondack chairs
The view from Stripers Waterside Restaurant at The Breakwater Inn
Cape Porpoise, Maine
In the charming village of Cape Porpoise, Maine
Kennebunkport
On the dock at Schooner Eleanor Sailing Cruises
Adirondack Chairs
Sitting at the 1802 House Bed and Breakfast
visit to Kennebunkport
Comfy seats all in a row at the gorgeous Nonantum Resort
adirondack chairs on a lovely green lawn
On the grounds of the unique On the Marsh Bistro where we ate an incredible dinner.
adirondack chair
A chair especially for you at The Nonantum Resort
Goose Rocks Beach
Blue Adirondacks on the beach at Goose Rocks Beach
Kennebunkport
Enjoying the view at Stripers Restaurant

Do you find these chairs as enticing as I do? Where have you seen them recently? Can you believe I took all of these photos in just a few days in one city?

My other Kennebunkport posts:

A Postcard Perfect Vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine

A Bed and Breakfast Adventure in Kennebunkport

 

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Safe travels!

Suzanne

 

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25 Responses to Kennebunkport and the Adirondack chair

    • Thank you Elaine. I have lived at the beach for 25 years and you see them in Southern California. I have always loved the design.

    • Noel, so true! I couldn’t believe how often I saw them in Kennebunkport. I guess they like to relax there :)

    • Wow Nova Scotia – That is so intriguing! Thank you for sharing! It is amazing that they are so comfortable without a cushion!

  1. Excellent! My uncle built this project with us kids when it first came out… we still use the chair today! …I think it sure is time to do this project again, now with my own kids :)

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