The only reason most travelers visit Kittery is to shop. The busy roads leading from New Hampshire are lined with shopping malls and vast parking lots. While there’s no natural beauty among the concrete, there are some deals if you feel like browsing the many outlet malls.
To escape the mayhem, head south to the pretty back roads along the coast. Founded in 1623, Kittery is one of Maine’s oldest settlements, and here you’ll find historic homes, manicured parks and some enticing lobster restaurants if you follow ME 103 a few miles out of town to Kittery Point.