The town of York Harbor is actually one of the oldest settlements in the whole of the New England region of the United States of America. This is located in the very south-west corner of the state of Maine, literally just a stone’s throw away from the border with New Hampshire and just up the road from the town of Manchester. Given the history of the area and the fact that there is so much to see and do here, it is no wonder that holidays in York Harbor prove to be popular with thousands of tourists every year. What is more, if you choose to stay in cosy self catering accommodation in York Harbor, you will be able to come and go as you please and experience life from a local perspective.
There really are a myriad different activities available within the local area for you to get involved in during your holidays in York Harbor. Many of these will revolve around the beaches that can be found dotted along this coast of Maine. These include the likes of family-safe swimming, sunbathing, surfing, wind surfing, jet-skiing, sailing and diving. Inland, you should definitely try to enjoy a walk or two through the beautiful rolling countryside. You can also think about horse riding, canoeing, fishing and choose between a few golf courses throughout the area.
As we have already established, people generally choose to take their holidays in York Harbor down to the fact that in American terms - there is so much history to discover in this neck of the woods. Some of the attractions to keep on your radar are the museums which come under the jurisdiction of The Old York Historical Society, The Strawberry Bank Museum and The Kittery Historical and Naval Museum. Some suggestions for local towns to visit in this part of Maine and New Hampshire include Portsmouth, Hampton and Kennebunkport. Also, for a taste of a larger and cosmopolitan American city, bear in mind that Boston is only a relatively short drive south of the self catering accommodation in York Harbor.
You should pack according to the season you are travelling to York Harbor as the weather tends to behave as you would expect in this part of the world. The seasons are very well defined in this north-eastern part of the US. Winters are quite cold and snowy and summers should be much drier and warmer. Average temperatures vary between the low single units in winter and rise to the mid-twenties during the summer.
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) will be the best bet for your holidays in York Harbor. You have a choice of airlines that fly here from the UK and these include British Airways, American Airways, Virgin Atlantic and United Airlines. These depart from London Heathrow (LHR). Once you have arrived, you may well want to think about hiring a car for your onward journey to York Harbor.