One of the main reasons why travelers come to the York area is that it is a terrific place to spend summertime at the beach.  As a result, most of the sporting activities which travelers in the area make a priority during their stay in York are those activities which are related to life at the beach.  Swimming, fishing, boating and surfing are all commonly enjoyed by York visitors.  Additionally, there are opportunities to enjoy beach volleyball and even foot races on the beach.  Families traveling together ( will find that there are endless ways to spend a day on the beach in York .

Visitors might want to get out and about away from the water though.   Hiking and even bouldering are other sporting options in the area.   The most famous place to do local hiking is Mount Agamenticus which offers a mile-long moderate level hike up to a scenic view point.   Visitors may also use bicycles or horses to get up this mountain.   Another hike which is less strenuous, although about three times greater in length, is the ocean-side walk along Marginal Way .   More adventurous travelers may consider bouldering at York Harbor Beach .   See and for more information.