York is outlined by Maine’s beautiful coastline and peppered with quaint shops and an array of restaurants. The close-knit community has a rich history and hums with activity throughout the summer. In addition to the area’s various attractions, there are current opportunities for permanent placement at York Hospital, promising a wonderful future for healthcare providers.
Although famous for its sandy beaches and Nubble Lighthouse, York has much more than that to offer. The safe, family-friendly beach town is one of the oldest oceanfront communities in Maine and boasts strong school systems. Residents partake in year-round excursions on both land and sea, enjoying proximity to Boston, MA; Portland, ME; and Portsmouth, NH. Today, we’ve put together a few “must-sees” and eateries right around town:
Top 5 Restaurants
Clay Hill Farm – Enjoy modern cuisine from locally sourced ingredients at Clay Hill Farm. This family-owned and -operated restaurant doubles as a beautiful venue for weddings and events. Since their menu rotates with special blends to fit each season, you’ll have to check it out more than once!
The Union Grill and Pub – This American bistro-style restaurant is the perfect complement to a day at the beach, no matter the season. Enjoy a cool reprieve from the sun in the summertime, and in the winter, take comfort from the cozy fireside seating. The intimate bar offers an array of local craft and imported beer and wine, so there’s an option for everyone, every day of the year.
Flo’s Steamed Hotdogs – This little hot dog stand opened in 1959, serving a renowned, homemade relish that’s been passed down the family tree. Not much has changed over the years; the stand maintains its quirky culture, including a few strict rules for ordering, such as no ketchup if you’re over 15 years old!
Stonewall Kitchen Café – You may be familiar with the leading specialty food producer, Stonewall Kitchen, but did you know about the café and cooking school at their headquarters in York, ME? With years of culinary expertise, Stonewall Kitchen prepares healthful dishes with local, fresh ingredients and their own signature tastes. Stop in for a quick bite or stay a little longer to savor delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere.
1637 at York Harbor Inn – This recently renovated restaurant has a picturesque view of the ocean from a historic inn atmosphere. The menu features fresh, native New England seafood with both traditional and creative preparations. 1637 is not just locally famous for its seafood, it’s been recognized by many publications, including Food & Wine Magazine.
Top 5 Attractions
Nubble Lighthouse – Nubble Lighthouse happens to be one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world! It’s beautiful to visit, no matter the season; spectators are invited to enjoy excellent views, painting, photographing, scuba diving, and fishing.
Mount Agamenticus – Despite heavy development in southern Maine, the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region boasts more than 10,000 acres and is located within an additional 30,000-acre expanse of conservation land. Residents enjoy the ideal location for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and sightseeing. Some trails are even open to equestrians and ATV riders.
Kittery Premium Outlets – Just off I-95, you’ll find the Kittery Premium Outlets. With savings of 25 to 65 percent every day, the outlets feature over a mile of storefront, including well-known brands such as Banana Republic, Coach, Cole Haan, Columbia Sportswear, J.Crew, New Balance, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Levi’s, and Kate Spade New York.
Cliff Walk York Harbor – Wind through the woods on a challenging walk that’s worth the effort! With a picture-perfect view of the sea and beach, you’ll be pleased you didn’t skip the beautiful trek.
Old Gaol – Even if you aren’t a history buff, you should visit one of the oldest prison buildings in the United States! Take a tour of the cells, old courtroom, and the gaoler’s parlour. This well-preserved, 17th -century gaol was opened as a museum in 1900 to preserve the period’s unusual and interesting facts about crime and punishment.
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