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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]

Map of York (Maine)

By plane[edit]

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. Provides hourly bus service from Boston (South Station or Logan Airport) to their Portsmouth, NH terminal. Also a few daily trips to Portsmouth from New York City.

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 .50, Trolley Ride $3, 2 & under free. (Trolley Ride One trip around the route).


  • The Museum Buildings of Old York, Lindsay Rd (Jefferds' Tavern). 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.
  • 1 Cape Neddick Light (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.


  • 1 [dead link] Boon Island Lighthouse. Boon Island Light (Q4943563) on Wikidata Boon Island Light on Wikipedia
  • Harbor Adventures, +1 207 363-8466, . Sea kayaking and bicycling tours.
  • The Ledges, Ledges Dr, +1 207 351-3000.
  • Mt. Agamenticus Riding Stables.
  • [formerly dead link] York Golf and Tennis Club, 62 Organug Rd, +1 207-363-0130, fax: +1 207-363-0132, . 18 holes, 6,343 yards, rating 70.6,slope 124.
  • York's Wild Kingdom, Route 1, York Beach, +1 207 363-4911. Slides, go-karts, rides, paddle boats, mini golf, petting zoo. Note of warning: The animals at this zoo are mistreated. They are kept in small enclosures with inadequate habitat. Your children will come away with the impression that animals are objects, and not creatures who deserve our compassion. The York Center for Wildlife is a great alternative. For more info please see below.
  • York Center for Wildlife, Mountain Road, Cape Neddick, +1 207 361-1400. The York Center for Wildlife is a wildlife rehabilitation center. The wonderful 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.
  • Fun-O-Rama, Beach Street, York Beach, +1 207 363-4421. Arcade at the beach, mini-golf and bowling.
  • 2 York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road (in the heart of York Village.Take Exit 7 from I-95 to Route 1, go south 1/10 mile, and turn left on Route 1-A. Go 8/10 mile, bear left at the statue, and turn right into the parking lot of the Library.), +1 207-363-2818, . Please see website for current hours.. In addition to free wifi and access to computer workstations, YPL offers a plethora of fun, educational, and cultural programming for all ages. Past programs have included story times and crafts; lunch and learns; a winter concert series; author talks; book talks; art exhibits and gallery talks. We also provide access to a collection of thousands of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines - supplemented with streaming and downloadable movies, audiobooks, e-books, and music for all ages. Free to all.


Nearby Kittery, has over 120 outlet stores. Route 1 north along the coast has a large variety of shops to browse.

  • The Goldenrod, Route 1A, York Beach. Making saltwater taffy "Goldenrod kisses" for over 100 years in that location. Great ice cream sundaes, too.
  • Stonewall Kitchen, Route 1. Speciality foods and kitchen gifts.
  • Daisy Trading Company, 388 Route One, +1 207-363-7941. 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.





Go next[edit]

Routes through York
PortlandWells  N  S  KitteryBoston
PortlandOgunquit  N  S  KitteryPortsmouth

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