Winter Fun Things To Do

Village by the Sea Indoor Pool and Hot Tub Area

There is so much to see and do in Wells Maine and at our resort, Village by the Sea, in winter. Of course there is our Indoor Heated Pool and Hot Tub where you can swim, soak and relax. Guest also love our Fitness Center to keep up with their workout regime, or start a new one while you have time on vacation. Kids love our Game Room too. … from Village by the Sea you are so close to so many fun distractions and diversions..

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Here are our Top Things to “sea” and do at Village by the Sea in winter:

Beach! Explore the beautiful beach – which is perfect for walks year round, especially quiet and magical in winter. Kids love combing for sea treasures, everyone loves the dramatic ocean view….

Shop! Shop all things Maine in Wells and the nearby seaside villages of Ogunquit – with its delightful Maine Street and Perkins Cove which are loaded with unique boutiques, and Kennebunkport’s Dock Square that offers clothing and jewelry shops, toy stores, Maine made crafts, artist studios and galleries galore. Wells is famed as the Antique Capital of the Maine, but also features fun Maine stores like Reny’s – a Maine adventure in shopping. Kittery Outlets and Freeport Outlets – home to world-famous LL Bean,  are a short drive away.

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Bowl! Garden Street Bowl in Kennebunk is a great place for families and friends to enjoy some casual candlepin bowling. Garden Street offers classic Bowling, bean bag toss, and is also home to a tasty taphouse called Crotux. So you can enjoy a game of bowling, snacks and beer along with some creative cuisine.  Garden Street Bowl, 1 Garden Street, Kennebunk, 207-636-7799

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Ski! Harris Farm offers X-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fat biking, and sledding at their pretty pastoral setting of 600 acres. Ski and snowshoe rentals, plus fat bike rentals, groomed track skiing and skate skiing are offered. Private and Group ski lessons available. Harris Farms, 280 Buzzell Road, Dayton, 207-499-2678

Ice Skating

Skate! Ice Skating at Waterhouse Center in Kennebunk is a covered free ice skating rink, no charge, bring your own skates. Kennebunk Waterhouse Ice Rink, On Main Street, Route 1 Kennebunk. Open 8am to 8pm Daily.

The Rink at Thompson’s Point in Portland offers covered Ice Skating with skate rentals available, open School Vacation extended hours 10am-10pm. Thompson Point has a warming room, heated lounge and on-site eatery, and great dining, Bissell Brothers Brewery and Cellardoor Wine tasting next door. The Rink at Thompson Point, 10 Thompson’s Point, Portland. 207-222-3031

Snow Tubing

Tube! Seacoast Snow Park offers Tubing on Route 302, Roosevelt Trail, in Windham, one hour’s drive from Village by the Sea. Seacoast Tubing Park, Route 302, Windham, 207-892-5952

Carnival! OOB365 Winter Carnival is Friday & Saturday Feb 22-23 with snow tubing Friday 4-8pm & Saturday 9am-6pm. Friday Night is a Sledding Party, sled down Old Orchard Street on a GIANT SNOW HILL! This Carnival takes place by Palace Playland at Old Orchard Beach.  New this year is the OOB365 Express train rides, along with the perennial favorite Pony Rides! OOB365 Winter Carnival, Free event for all at Old Orchard Beach.