Why Nubble Lighthouse at Cape Neddick, Maine Shines as an
Incredible Maine Travel Spot
by Eric Hurwitz. Article updated on
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Nubble Light at Sohier Park in Cape Neddick, Maine, is a
beacon of classic Maine scenery with its famous Nubble Lighthouse,
rocky coast, a scenic park area with a view, and waters capable of
having either a placid presence or
crashing, violent waves depending on the weather.
Nubble Lighthouse, the main attraction, is an exceptionally
well-maintained, colorful lighthouse with a two-story keeper's house, a
41-ft. tower rising 88 ft. above the high water mark and several
outbuildings along what looks like a carved-out rock with some patches
of green grass. Sohier Park also features benches (and rock
formations) with stunning views of the York, Maine, area and beyond, a
gift shop with Maine-theme merchandise, and Fox's
Lobster House -- a quintessential Maine seafood restaurant with a
lobster tank, amazing clam chowder, pleasant dining rooms with amazing
water views, and an ice cream stand with picnic tables. There's
nothing quite like eating at Fox's as the sun sets by the lighthouse,
the salt air cools down, and the smell of lobster validates that you
are officially in Maine. It is so peaceful and refreshing, no
matter how crowded it gets in the summer. Sometimes, no matter how much
fame a tourist attraction like Nubble Light receives, you can never
take away the authentic, natural feeling of that area.
Nubble Light is not just a summer place, however. After all,
lighthouses never hibernate; just people do (or they take the easy
vacation route to Florida). The holiday season brings a beautiful
lighted holiday scene at Nubble Lighthouse. The fall, spring and
winter bring more isolation, but if the weather isn't too rough, we
recommend making a stop at Nubble Light as you have this revered Maine
location more to yourself. There's something rewarding about
braving the colder weather. Suddenly, you realize that life in Maine is
equally special in the off season as the feeling of taking the vacation
road less taken can indeed create your own special oasis. Just be
sure to wear a warm jacket!
Nubble Lighthouse during the Christmas season. Photo credit: Maine
Office of Tourism.
It's easy to spend hours at Nubble Light. Why leave
the area and
search for the perfect Maine coastal destination when it is right in
front of your own eyes at Sohier Park?
Nubble Lighthouse is located at 10 Sohier Park Rd., York,
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