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 York Maine attractions!

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 most fun York Maine attractions. Before you plan your visit to York, Maine, be sure to plan your stay with us here at Dockside Guest Quarters. As a York, Maine bed and breakfast, we’re an excellent alternative to York, Maine hotels.

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

York Maine beach, one of the most famous York Maine attractions

York, Maine Beach

There’s no question one of the biggest attractions in York, Maine is definitely the beach! While there are 4 fantastic beaches in York, Maine, Ogunquit Beach, Maine is just a short drive away as well.

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Besides fantastic dining at the Dockside restaurant and Maine lobster shacks, there are plenty of other places to eat in and near York, Maine! Check-out our list of great restaurants in Portsmouth, NH, as well as restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine.


lighthouses are among the excellent York Maine attractionsGrab 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 in the summer or winter to learn more about Maine’s role in revolutionary-era New England.many york maine attractions are historic

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.restaurants are of some of the best york maine attractions


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.shopping in various york maine attractions

stonewall kitchen is one of the best york maine attractions near dockside gq

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. Taking a cooking class here is one of the best things to do here on a rainy day!


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.golf is among the many wonderful york maine attractions


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.york maine attractions include fishing

whalewatching is high on the list of great york maine attractions

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. Seeing these majestic giants is one of the best things to do in York, Maine with kids.

see many york maine attractions from boat cruises

Boat Cruises

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

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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.historic york maine attractions

Even More Things to Do Near York, Maine

Still not convinced of the need to visit, York, ME? There are plenty of other great nearby attractions all along the Maine coastline.

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