5 BEST Things to Do in York Maine

Sohier Park

For a spectacular setting, take your book, walking shoes, or picnic basket to Sohier Park, home to Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick (officially named Cape Neddick Light). This park and tower are among the most photographed landmarks in the United States. 

York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo

Kids won’t be complaining of boredom at York’s Wild Animal Kingdom, which is the only zoo and amusement park in New England. Only a short walk from Short Sands Beach, beachside shops, and restaurants, it’s a fun stop on your family vacation itinerary. 

Long Sands Beach 

This beach is a great place for sunbathing and swimming in the surf during the summer, taking a stroll all year, playing beach volleyball, and flying kites when the weather permits. 

Museums of Old York

The Museums of Old York offer real-life insight into York Maine’s rich and storied past as one of the oldest Colonial communities in the country. The Old York Historical Society manages a complex of several historic buildings. 

The Goldenrod

Do you know how saltwater taffy is made? As you walk through York Beach village, stop at The Goldenrod candy shop to watch it being made. Having been in business since 1896, the shop has crafted its sweet taffy to perfection. 

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