York is a coastal town in southern Maine, especially popular with families in summer. One of the most scenic in southern Maine is to combine York Beach with a loop around Cape Neddick. They can be run separately or combined for a terrific 10k.
York Beach and Cape Neddick Loop. Starting at Camp Eaton, there’s a nice sidewalk on Rt. 1A alongside York Beach (also called Long Sands Beach), with great ocean views. It’s 1.6 miles to Nubble Rd. The beach is also very runnable.
For the 2-mile Cape Neddick loop, turn RIGHT on Nubble Rd., which leads up a hill to the Nubble Lighthouse. Nice views and homes! Continue on Nubble Rd., then RIGHT on Kendall Rd. to Ocean Ave. Ext., which features great views and some spectacular oceanfront homes. Coming off Cape Neddick, there’s a nice 0.5 out and back jaunt along Short Sands Beach.
Add-On: For a longer run, join our York Village/York Harbor loop. Use York Ave. south for 0.5 miles, and start the route with the section around Easter Point.
Mt. Agamenticus. For a challenge, run the road to the summit of Mt. Agamenticus. It’s 0.6 miles with an elevation gain of 270 feet, and 8-9% grades! MAP