Our 50 Favorite York Maine Attractions to Plan Your Visit

What do you know about York, Maine? Our well-known summer destination includes three 18-hole golf clubs, four sandy beaches, Mount Agamenticus, and distinctive examples of Gilded Age architecture. But that barely scratches the surface of all the fantastic things to do in York Maine!

The York, Maine area boasts an abundant and diverse array of sites, recreation and activities. With such a wide range of sights to see and things to do in York, Maine, it can be hard to decide what to do during your stay here. That’s why we have developed an Activities Guide which we place in each guest room to help you make the most of your visit.

Listed below is a partial list of some of the fun things to do in York Maine:

For a full list of everything there is to see and do in the York Maine area, download our free Vacation Guide!


pic_nearby_4Grab your binoculars and experience the best scenery the southern Maine coast has to offer. The Nubble Light – located right here in York — is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, and of course, our fall foliage is comparable to that found in Vermont or New Hampshire. Follow the links below to begin planning your New England sightseeing schedule.


Stories of daring seafaring captains and hearty New England settlers of all stripes make up 300 years of history on the southern Maine coast. Visit these local museums to learn more about Maine’s role in revolutionary-era New England.pic_nearby_2

Summer Theater

Enjoy seasonal plays and concerts staged by local Maine companies and visiting performers alike. From the best of Broadway classics, to opera and symphony performances, to art films and jazz, these venues provide access to cultural pursuits during your New England getaway.pic_nearby_3



World-class outlet stores and unique boutiques dot both the streets of York and nearby Freeport, Kittery, and Portland. LL Bean’s headquarters are just 30 minutes away, and historic York village features clothing, books, antiques, homewares, and much more.pic_nearby_5


Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School

Take a cooking class from the reknowned Stonewall Kitchen – makers of jellies, sauces and other fine foods – headquartered here on the Southern Maine Coast. From learning about essential prep skills, to sophisticated wine tasting events, Stonewall Kitchen is the place to immerse yourself in the fine art of cooking.



Nothing beats teeing off on a beautiful green near the rugged Maine coastline. Enjoy leafy woodlands, streams, manicured greens and water views. A number of lovely courses surround the inn both to the north and to the south. Click here for the 4 best golf courses in York, Maine, but you can also check out the links below to plan your day on the links.pic_nearby_6


Imagine the perfect day at sea — reeling in competition-size pollacks, mackerel, bluefish and stripers. Try your luck at the “big catch” with local fisherman who know the waters. Check out the resources below to find the best fishing including our guide on Maine fishing.pic_nearby_7



Whale Watching

Whale watching in Maine is excellent! Spy a gentle giant as whales migrate through Maine’s waters from April to October. Large populations of migratory whales traverse the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine, which stretches from Nova Scotia to Cape Cod.


Boat Cruises

Take a slow sightseeing cruise along the unrivaled beauty of the southern Maine coastline.


Kayak & Bike Tours

Enjoy the gentle rolling hills and views of the Maine coast on a bike, or discover the wildlife of Maine’s bays and estuaries in a kayak. Or, do both! Be sure to read our guide to kayaking in Maine, but some great outfitters are:

Nature Walks

Stroll out our front door and discover spectacular views and diverse habitats. Coastal Maine boasts miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails providing access to woodlands, fields, wetlands, beach, and dunes.pic_nearby_13


For this and much more information about our beautiful area, be sure to download our Vacation Guide!