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A Maine Lighthouse Picnic is Sure to Please Everyone

Photo of Nubble Lighthouse at Sohier Park, York Beach, Maine

Nubble Lighthouse at Sohier Park, York Beach, Maine. Photo by Norm Forgey.

Grab the picnic basket and the kids.  Make your way to Maine on I-95.  Nubble Lighthouse is only a few miles into southern Maine at the York exit.  Drive through the quaint village of York, stopping for more lunch items if needed.  Meander past Long Sands Beach on the way to Nubble Light at Sohier Park.  At low tide this is a very large beach and you may have to stop for a walk or wade into the surf. Bring some quarters, just in case, for the parking meters.

Parking is free at Sohier Park but somewhat limited.  The lighthouse is on a very close-by island with no direct access.  It is always a beautiful sight so don’t forget the camera.  Sohier Park has benches, but no tables.  Restrooms with running water are available when the Gift Shop is open. Set up your picnic on the upper rocks or grassy areas.  Don’t get too close to the ocean or you will get wet for sure.

Forgot the picnic basket?  No problem!  Lobster rolls, fried clams, burgers and ice cream all available just a few steps away at Fox’s Lobster House from May to October.  The kids will talk about this picnic for years to come, so don’t be surprised if you have to do it again with the grand kids!

About the author: Norm Forgey created Maine Day Trip Tours in 2007. Thier customized private tours and shore excursions have enthralled visitors from all over the world with the historical landmarks, lighthouses, museums and the scenic coast of Maine. Experience a relaxed and informative tour and day trip at your pace and with special requests welcomed. Log onto Maine Day Trip Tours for more information.

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