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York Maine Attractions

The York Maine area boasts an abundant and diverse array of sites, recreation and activities. With such a wide range of things to do and see at York Maine attractions, we have developed an Activities Guide which we place in each guest room to help you make the most of your stay.

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


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. 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 fishing.pic_nearby_7


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Whale Watching

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.

Car Rental

Rent a car and enjoy day trips up and down the Maine coast. Cruise up to Kennebunkport or down to Portsmouth, NH.


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!


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


Area Information

Learn more about York and the southern Maine Coast through the organizations and associations listed below.pic_nearby_1