If you enjoy walking, York has a lot to offer.
A nature preserve, the York River and York Harbor are just around the corner from the Morning Glory Inn. Go another mile or so and you will find yourself at Long Sands Beach. Look northeast and you will see the the Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light House in the distance. Drive a little further north and you will find yourself at York Beach center and Short Sands Beach. Visit the Beaches Page for more details.
Explore this interactive Discovery Map. Look for the little red foot prints. The foot prints along the York River are not far from us. They represent the "The Fisherman's Walk". You'll stroll by wonderful old homes and watch lobster boats come and go with your dinner on board. This is an easily negotiated flat gravel path that can be accessed from Lilac Lane (route 103) or the York Harbor Beach.
Cross route 103, follow the causeway past Barrel Mill Pond to the "Wiggley Bridge". This suspension bridge is of the type that older brothers like to jump on to frighten their little sisters. It is quite safe, however, and it leads to the Steedman Woods Nature Preserve. You'll find a beautiful riverside walk with wood chipped trails. It's a gift to us from Charles Steedman.
Refer again to the Discovery Map. Look for the red foot prints on the north side of the Harbor Beach. They lead from the beach to the famous Cliff Path where 19th century "cottages" look out to sea. These "cottages" were the summer homes of lumber barons or other titans of industry. The architecture is classic coastal Maine and quite grand.
The bold open ocean views are stunning. On some days the waves will crash on the rocks just below quite dramatically. The path winds through foliage and includes some climbing. Wear proper foot gear. Despite its challenges, the Cliff Path is well worth the effort. It is about 1/2 mile long.