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York (Maine)

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York is a town on the Southern Coast in Maine. It includes the villages of York Beach, York Harbor, and Cape Neddick.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

  • Portland International Jetport, Portland, ME, [1].
  • Manchester Airport, Manchester, NH, [2], .
  • Pease International Tradeport,Portsmouth, NH, [3]. Served only by two airlines: Allegiant Air, Phone: 1-800-432-3810, [4]; or Pan Am Clipper Connection, Phone: 1-800-359-7262, [5].
  • Logan International Airport, Boston, MA, [6].

By train[edit]

There is no train service direct to York. From Boston's North Station and Portland, Amtrak provides service on the "Downeaster" to the towns of Wells, or Dover, NH.

By bus[edit]

There is no bus service direct to York.

  • C & J Trailways[7], provides limo/bus service from Boston's Logan International Airport to their Portsmouth, NH terminal.

By car[edit]

Route 1 along the Maine coast is the scenic route. Interstate 95 is the direct route from Boston (1.25 hours) and other east coast cities. Maine Exit 7 is the Route 1 "The Yorks" exit.

Get around[edit]

  • York Trolley Company, +1 207-363-9600. The best way to get around York Maine. The Beach Shuttle travels on coastal Route 1A between Short Sands Beach and Long Sands Beach. Fares one way $1.50, Trolley Ride $3, 2 & under free. (Trolley Ride - One trip around the route). http://www.yorktrolley.com/shuttle.htm

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Museum Buildings of Old York, (Jefferds' Tavern on Lindsay Road, [8]. June-mid Oct M-Sa 10AM-5PM. Adults: $5 one building, $10 all buildings; Children: Under 16, $3 one building, $5 all buildings; under 4 free; Seniors: $4 one building, $8 all builidings.
  • Jefferds' Tavern Built in 1754, it serves as the visitor and education center for the museum. Purchase your tickets here. Free parking on site.
  • The Old Gaol The jail housed prisoners from 1719-1860, and is one of the oldest British public buildings in the US.
  • Emerson-Wilcox House Devoted to decorative arts including the Bulman Bedhangings, the only known complete set of American crewel bedhangings.
  • John Hancock Wharf and Warehouse York's only remaining colonial warehouse once owned by the American patriot portrays the seafaring days.
  • George Marshall Store Gallery Contemporary art by regional artists. This was once the customs house for York and a general store.
  • Old Schoolhouse An 18th-century school and exhibits.
  • Elizabeth Perkins House The days of elegance and grace in colonial revival décor and a restored riverside garden.
  • Ramsdell House Ongoing restoration of a small 1741 home and a look at the lives of early farm laborers.
  • Nubble Light House off Route 1A A 41ft (12.5 m) white cast-iron conical tower and attached house set off on a small island overlooking the rocky coast and nearby beach. One of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Boon Island Lighthouse [9]
  • Harbor Adventures, Phone: +1 207 363-8466, E-mail: harboradventures@aol.com, [10]. Sea kayaking and bicycling tours.
  • The Ledges Ledges Drive, York, Phone: 207 351-3000 [11]
  • Mt. Agamenticus Riding Stables York [12]
  • York Golf and Tennis Club, 62 Organug Road, Phone: 207-363-0130, Fax: 207-363-0132, E-mail: yorkgolf@maine.rr.com, [13]. 18 holes, 6,343 yards, rating 70.6,slope 124.
  • York’s Wild Kingdom, Route 1, York Beach, Phone: +1 207 363-4911, [14]. Slides, go-karts, rides, paddle boats, mini golf, petting zoo. Note of warning: The animals at this zoo are kept in small enclosures with inadequate habitat. As with most zoo experiences, your children can come away with the impression that animals are objects, and not creatures who deserve human compasssion. The York Center for Wildlife is a great alternative -a place where empathy for animals is fostered. For more info please see below.
  • York Center for Wildlife, Mountain Road, Cape Neddick, Phone: +1 207 361-1400, The York Center for Wildlife is a wildlife rehabilitation center. The folks who donate their time care for injured birds, reptiles, mammals and more. They offer tours of the center and opportunities for folks to see Maine wildlife up close. http://www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org/
  • Fun-O-Rama, Beach Street, York Beach, Phone: +1 207 363-4421. Arcade at the beach, mini-golf and bowling.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • The Goldenrod, Route 1A, York Beach, [15]. Making saltwater taffy "Goldenrod kisses" for over 100 years in that location. Great ice cream sundaes, too.
  • Stonewall Kitchen, Route 1, York, [16]. Speciality foods and kitchen gifts.
  • Nearby Kittery, has over 120 outlet stores. Route 1 north along the coast has a large variety of shops to browse.
  • Daisy Trading Company, 388 Route One, 207-363-7941, [17]. Unique, whimsical home & garden decor & furniture with beach cottage style. Signs with inspirational messages or personalized. Women, kid & baby fun clothing & jewelry. Wine gifts, pet lover gifts, unusual & funny gifts for the hard to buy for.  edit
  • freestyle, 25 railroad ave., 207-363-8869, [18]. 930am-10pm. Life is Good brand clothing and accessories, wall sized humidor of fine cigars-best selection of hard to find brands, Maui Jim sunglasses, Oakley eyewear.  edit


Eat[edit][add listing]

  • 1637 480 York Street York Harbor, Me 03911, Phone: 800 343-3869 [19]
  • The 1 2 3 Restaurant 123 Long Beach Ave. York Beach, Phone: 207 361-3116 [20]
  • Blue Sky on York Beach 2 Beach St, York Beach, Phone: 207 363-0050 [21]
  • Cape Neddick Lobster Pound Harborside Restaurant, Shore Rd., Cape Neddick, Phone: +1 207 363-5471, [22].
  • Clay Hill Farm, 220 Clay Hill Road, Cape Neddick, Phone: +1 207 361-2272, [23].
  • Flo's Hot Dogs, US Route 1, Cape Neddick, ME, No Phone, [24]. 11-3. Famous hot dog shack. Open only 11-3 Except Wednesdays. Steamed hot dogs with Flo's secret sauce. Crowded in the summer.  edit
  • Fox's Lobster House, Nubble Road, Phone: +1 207 363-2643, [25]. Overlooks Nubble Light.
  • Fazio's Italian Restaurant, 38 Woodbridge Road, Phone: +1 207 363-7019, [26].
  • Lobster Barn Seafood & Grill‎, 1000 US Route 1, (207) 363-4721‎.  edit
  • Mimmo's Fine Italian Continental Cuisine 243 Long Sands Road, York Beach 03910, Phone: 207363-3807 [27]
  • Woody's Brick Oven 11 Railroad Ave. York Beach, Phone: 207363-0060 [28]

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Bosn's Landing 150 U.S. 1, York, ME‎, Phone:207 363-4116‎
  • The News Bar and Grill, Rte. 1.  edit
  • Talpeys Tavern 1233 Rte 1, York, ME‎, Phone: 207 351-1145‎
  • York Pub and Grill 647 U.S. 1 Alternate, York, ME‎, Phone: 207 361-4120‎

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Anchorage Motor Inn, 265 Long Beach Av., Phone: +1 207 363-5112, Fax: +1 207 363-6753, [29].
  • Apple Blossom B&B, 25 Brixham Road. York, Phone: 207 351-1727 [30].
  • Best Western York Inn 2 Brickyard Lane, 207-363-8903, fax 207-363-1130,[31].
  • Country View Motel and Guesthouse, 1521 Route One, Cape Neddick, Phone: +1 207 363-7160 or +1 800-258-6598, info@countryviewmotel.com, [32].
  • Cutty Sark Motel, 58 Long Beach Av., Phone: +1 207 363-5131, Toll Free: +1 800-543-5131, Fax: +1 207 351-1335, [33].
  • Dockside Guest Quarters, Harris Island Road, Phone: +1 207 363-2868, Toll Free: 800-270-1977, Fax: +1 207 363-1977, [34].
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 2 Brickyard Lane, Phone: +1 207 363-8903, Fax: +1 207 363-1130.
  • Faircrest Motel, 865 US Rte. 1, Phone: +1 207 363-4144, Toll Free: +1 800-350-4144, [35].
  • Grand View Motor Inn, 800 York St., Phone: +1 207 363-9815, [36].
  • Hoyt's Cottages, 2 River Road, Cape Neddick, Phone: +1 207 363-3400.
  • Inn On the Blues, 7 Ocean Av., York Beach, Phone: +1 207 351-3221, Fax: +1 207 363-7452, [37].
  • Lighthouse Inn & Carriage House, 18 Nubble Road, York Beach, Phone: +1 207 363-6072, Toll Free: 800-243-6072, [38].
  • Mic Mac Motel, 317 US Route One, Phone: +1 207 363-4944, [39].
  • Morning Glory Inn, 120 Seabury Road, York, Phone: 207 363-2062 [40].
  • The Ridge Road Inn, 271 Ridge Road, York Beach, Phone: +1 207 363-2230, [41].
  • Sands By The Sea, 15 Ocean Av., York Beach, Phone: +1 207 363-2211, Fax: +1 207 439-7070, [42].
  • Sand and Surf Inn, 53 Ocean Avenue, York Beach, Phone: 207 363-2554, [
  • Stage Neck Inn, Stage Neck Road, York Harbor, Phone: +1 207 363-3850, Toll Free: +1 800-22-3238, Fax: 363-2221, [43].
  • Union Bluff Hotel, 8 Beach St., York Beach, Phone: +1 207 363-1333, Toll Free: +1 800-833-0721, Fax: +1 207 363-1381, [44].
  • ViewPoint, 229 Nubble Road, Phone: +1 207 363-2661, Fax: +1 207 363-6788, [45].
  • York Harbor Inn, Route 1-A, York Harbor, Phone: +1 207 363-5119, Toll Free: +1 800-343-3869, Fax: +1 207 363-7151, [46].


  • Sunrise Motel - York Beach, 340 Long Sands Rd, 207-363-4542. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM. Every room has a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Preferred Rooms with frig/microwaves, suites with butler kitchens, and efficiencies with full kitchenettes. All guest rooms have wireless hi-speed access, in-room climate-control units, in-room coffee, expanded cable TV with remote, telephones, and alarm clock. The hotel is all non-smoking, has laundry facilities, and plenty of parking. Ask for rooms with private balconies or jacuzzis tubs.  edit
  • Best Western York Inn Maine (Located in historic York, Maine.), 2 Brickyard Lane, York, ME 03909, 207-363-8903, [47].  edit

Campgrounds[edit]

  • Burnette's & Tent Area, 21 Railroad Av., York Beach, Phone: +1 207 363-4756.
  • Camp Eaton, 750 York St., York Harbor, Phone: +1 207 363-3424, Fax: +1 207 363-2977, [48].
  • Cape Neddick Campground, Shore Road, Cape Neddick, Phone: +1 207 363-4366.
  • Dixon's Coastal Maine Campground, 1740 Route One, Cape Neddick, Phone: +1 207 363-3626, Fax: +1 207 363-3523, [49].
  • Flagg's Trailer Park, Corner Webber Rd & Garrison Av., York Beach, Phone: +1 207 363-5050.
  • Libby's Oceanside Camp, 725 York St., York Harbor, Phone: +1 207 363-4171, Fax: +1 207 363-5375, [50].
  • Wayside Trailer Park, Long Beach Av., York Beach, Phone: +1 207 363-3846.

Click here to view top hotels and Inns in York. [51]

Get out[edit]

Click here to view York, Maine's official website. [[52]]

Routes through York
PortlandWells  N noframe S  KitteryBoston
PortlandCape Neddick  N noframe S  KitteryPortsmouth


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