York Journals

Thanksgiving Weekend in Maine

A November 2007 trip to York by butterfly53

nubble light  Photo, York, Maine More Photos
Quote: A trip to York, Maine for the lighting of the Nubble Lighthouse is a tradition to me. This year I introduced my sister's family.

Marginal Way


Looking towards Perkin Cove Photo, Ogunquit, Maine
The Marginal Way in Ogunquit Maine is a 1-1/4 mile long walking path along the Atlantic Ocean. It extends from Ogunquit Beach to Perkins Cove. You may start it at either end and walk round trip or one way or even just partially.The path is paved but goes up and down many hills as it follows Maine’s rocky coastline. Along the way, pass tangled bushes with bayberries, shrubs of sea roses, and twisted trees which appear to grow right out of the granite. There are views that will take your breath away. People have donated 30 memorial benches so you can relax along the way or just sit and read a book or just ponder the view. Share the path with many people along the way. Most will say hello!The...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 23, 2007

nubble light  Photo, York, Maine
First of all, let’s get things straight. The locals call this the Nubble and that’s what I call it, too. It has been photographed more than any other lighthouse in the world!If you like lighthouses, this is a good one to come and view. But it is Thanksgiving weekend when it comes alive! On the Saturday after Thanksgiving there is a lighting ceremony to put Christmas lights on the Nubble and it is a truly fun time for the whole family.There are shuttle buses from Short Sands beach. This trip will put you in a festive spirit. On our bus everyone joined in singing carols. Dress warm as you are out in the elements on a hill by the ocean.The ceremony starts with singing by local kids, girl scou...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 23, 2007

Cape Neddick Lighthouse
Cape Neddick Road
York, Maine