If you enjoy serious 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.
Check out this fun interactive map. Look for the little red foot prints. The foot prints along the York River are not far from us. They represent the “Fishermans 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 “Wiggly 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 river side walk with with wood chipped trails. It’s a gift to us from Charles Steedman. Thanks Charles.
Look for the red foot prints on the north side of the Harbor Beach. They lead to the famous “Cliff Path” where 19th century “cottages” look out to sea. These would have been the summer homes of lumber barons or other titans of industry. The architectures 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.
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