York is the second oldest town in Maine and named after York, England.  Once a battle ground, York is now a popular destination for summer toursists.  York is made up for four districts referred to as ‘The Yorks’: York Village, York Beach, York Harbor and Cape Neddick.  York Village is known for historic structures and upscale shops.  York Beach is a popular tourist attraction, including Short Sands Beach, arcades, stores and more.  York Village has many historic homes and estates, as well as inns.  The district known as Cape Neddick is made up of mostly residences, but is also where the well known Cape Neddick Light at Nubble Rock is located.

Getting There:

York is located in the southern part of the state in York County off of Interstate 95, making it easy to get to.  Boston is approximately 1 hour from York, and Portland is located 45 minutes north, which have are the two closest airports.  Amtrak also offers train services with stops in nearby towns.

Getting Around:

York is easy to get around by car, but if you’d rather leave the car behind their is a trolley that runs during the summer season, and taxis are available.  Spending time in York Beach and you can easily walk to where to many restaurants and shops.

What to Do:

There are four beaches in the town of York.  Long Sands Beach and Short Sands Beach are family-friendly with lifeguards on duty and public restrooms.  They are also walking distance to restaurants and shops.  Harbor Beach and Cape Neddick Beach (aka Passaconaway Beach) are smaller with limited parking.  All of the beaches in York are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  York has many activities to offer beyond just spending time at the beaches.  Try mini golf, or any of the 18 hole golf courses.  If golf isn’t your sport and you want something more active try hiking.  Mount Agamenticus is a great place to spend time outdoors and getting your exercise.  There are trails for hikers, bikers and more.  Visit their website for more information.