Attractions

Top Choice Lighthouse in The Yorks

Nubble Light

Perched on Nubble Island, just off the tip of Cape Neddick, this white lighthouse and Victorian lighthouse-keeper's cottage provide one of Maine's best photo ops. A busy parking lot is guarded by a souvenir store an…
Beach in Ogunquit

Ogunquit Beach

A sublime stretch of family-friendly coastline, Ogunquit Beach is only a five-minute walk along Beach St, east of US 1. Walking to the beach is a good idea in summer as the parking lot fills up early (and it costs $…
Waterfront in Ogunquit

Perkins Cove

This picturesque inlet is dotted with sailboats and fishing boats; a narrow pedestrian bridge spans the harbor. The cove is home to a handful of attractive restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. It's a good spot …
Museum in The Yorks

Museums of Old York

York, called Agamenticus by its original Native American inhabitants, was settled by the British in 1624 and granted a charter by King Charles I in 1642. Nine of its best-preserved buildings are now cared for by the…
House in The Kennebunks

Walker's Point

Most visitors to Kennebunkport want to check out Walker's Point, the summer compound of 41st president George HW Bush and his wife, Barbara. To view the estate, which sits on a small promontory, take Ocean Ave from …
Museum in The Kennebunks

First Families Kennebunkport Museum

This place goes by various names (including 'White Columns,' the name of the stately 1850s home at this address), but most people know it as the 'Bush museum.' Here you'll find exhibits charting the Bush family's co…
Nature Reserve in Kittery

Fort Foster Park

The drive to Fort Foster Park twists past blooming flowers, Victorian homes and tantalizing ocean glimpses. The seaside park is a nice place to walk some trails, have a picnic, and play in rocky tidepools. Look out …
Beach in The Kennebunks

Kennebunk Beach

Beach Ave and Sea Rd (west of Kennebunk River and then south of the Lower Village) lead to three good public beaches: Gooch's Beach, Middle Beach and Mother's Beach, known collectively as Kennebunk Beach. Beach park…
Nature Reserve in Ogunquit

Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

Wildlife lovers adore wandering these 2250 acres of protected coastal ecosystems, with 7 miles of hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails past woodlands, fields, wetlands, beaches and dunes. Its diverse hab…
Nature Reserve in Ogunquit

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Reserve

Named after the famous environmentalist, this reserve consists of more than 14,000 acres of protected coastal areas and four trails scattered along 50 miles of shoreline. The 1-mile Carson Trail, found here at the r…