Montreal is a beautiful city with a lot going for it. There is the amazing cityscape itself, great dining, fantastic arts and culture, and a population of friendly people. It is a wonderful place to live. However, everyone needs to step out of the ordinary every once in a while and see somewhere new. About four and a half hours away from Montreal is York, Maine. This part of coastal Maine is ideal for weekend getaways from Montreal. With beaches, historical sites, delicious food, and luxurious accommodations, Maine is the perfect destinations for weekend getaways from Montreal.
Activities for Weekend Getaways from Montreal
Whether you want to pack a lot into your itinerary or just take it easy, you’ll find plenty of recreational options in Maine.
Beaches and Boats
The York area is home to several beautiful beaches. Bask in the sun or wade in the surf at Long Sands Beach, Short Sands Beach, or York Harbor Beach. All three of the beaches are inviting with picturesque stretches of sand, rocky shorelines and sweeping sea views. Another way to enjoy the coastal environment is by boat. Take a chartered tour of the coastline on a sailboat such as the Silverlining. Or take a scenic cruise with Finestkind.
York, Maine is an area rich in history and weekend getaways from Montreal are the perfect opportunity to explore that history. The Museums of Old York and the Strawberry Banke Museum will give visitors insight into what the area was like when it was first settled.
During your time in Maine, you should take the opportunity to take in a play. The Ogunquit Playhouse consistently presents a spectacular schedule of performances each summer. This season’s highlights include Victor Victoria, Sister Act, Nice Work if You Can Get It, and Saturday Night Fever.
One essential part of weekend getaways from Montreal in Maine is enjoying the fresh local food. The Dockside Restaurant has some of the finest dining in the area with beautiful waterfront views. The menu consists of classic New England fare and other delicious recipes prepared with fresh local ingredients. You can anticipate dishes like Drunken Lobster Sauté, Thyme Roasted Organic Chicken and Polenta, and Native Fried Clams. Bring your appetite!
Accommodations for Weekend Getaways from Montreal
Whatever you decide to do during weekend getaways from Montreal, your visit to Maine will be all the more memorable when you choose to stay at Dockside Guest Quarters. Our accommodations offer the utmost in comfort so you’ll be able to relax and refresh during your trip. Plus, our property has plenty of opportunities for fun. Our waterfront location makes an Adirondack chair on the front lawn the perfect place to watch the harbor activity. There is also a gazebo that’s perfect for relax with a book. Games like croquet, badminton, and shuffleboard are also available. You can also borrow one of our bikes or hit the water on our Harbor Cruise. The possibilities for recreation are seemingly endless. We here at Dockside Guest Quarters love York and we want to share that with our guests, so you can trust that your time in the area will be special. We’ll see you soon!