The lighthouse was commissioned in 1827 by John Quincy Adams and was replaced by a new structure in 1835. The lighthouse contains a museum and is surrounded by a nice park. There are picnic tables and restrooms on the shore and this is the perfect place for an afternoon picnic lunch. The picturesque rock formations are metamorphic and igneous rocks dating from 360-415 million years ago.
Kume in Epping, New Hampshire is a Japanese themed sushi, hibachi and steakhouse restaurant. As you go into the restaurant to the left is the hibachi station and to the right is a sit down restaurant with booths.
We stopped here on the way home from a long road trip and opted for the sit down service and ordered from the menu. Alex is obsessed with sushi so we ordered the sushi appetizer. Being used to supermarket sushi We both loved the fresh plate that we ordered. He was disappointed we did not order more. He wants to have sashimi on our next visit.
Rita order a steak appetizer.
The soup and salad were very good.
I ordered the duck which was a little chewy and the skin was not crispy but it was very tasty.
Rita had a mixed grill with shrimp, steak and chicken. All three were very tasty.
Alex had teriyaki beef which was a little tough and not his favorite.
All of the meals came with fried rice which was very good.
Desert brought us creme brûlée which was delicious and fried ice cream which was soggy and not very good.
Being very close to our home we will definitely come back here but I would not recommend you make an extended trip to get here.
Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg, Maine is a great destination for a summer swimming and beach day. There is a large parking are and two changing facilities. The beach is long, wide and sandy. The beach itself has strong surf and occasional riptides and strong currents. Care must be taken especially if you have children with you. Properly supervised the surf can be fun. There are lifeguards in place during the summer months.
Be prepared depending on the tide to walk a great distance to get to the water. The beach is great for sunbathing and playing in the sand but not so good for mixing in trips to the water.
An interesting side trip a few miles down the road is the Fort Popham State Historic Site.