Introduction to York, Maine
The area was initially called Agamenticus, meaning "beyond the hill little cove." The settlers changed the name to Bristol in 1638 after Bristol, England, their original home. York was incorporated in 1652 and became the second oldest town in Maine, following Kittery.
York and nearby Attractions
- Mount Agamenticus Park
- Elizabeth Perkins House Museum
- Sayard - Wheeler House
- York's Wild Kingdom
- Highland Farm Golf Club
Things To Do In York
The Mount Agamenticus Park and the Harmon Park come with a range of recreational facilities. York's Wild Kingdom is also popular for its zoo and amusement park. Golf lovers can enjoy a visit to the Highland Farm Golf Club. York hosts annual festivals and events like the York Days, Maine Oyster Fest and Harvestfest.
Portland International Airport is nearby.
York Higher Education
There are various colleges and universities that can be attended from York, such as the University of New Hampshire, the University of New England-University Campus, Northern Essex Community College and Saint Joseph’s College.