Visiting the Nubble Lighthouse
Those who know me best know that when I am traveling there are three things that are must sees for me: castles, cathedrals, and lighthouses. I just love the architecture and the stories behind them. Last spring, when I was studying abroad and traveling throughout Europe, I got to see so many amazing castles. Some of my favorites were in Scotland and Ireland. If we are talking cathedrals, nothing beats La Sagrada Familia from my trip to Barcelona. I can’t wait to go back to Europe soon and explore some more!
Now that I am back home in New England, I love exploring my own backyard. The travel bug really got me good and I love how it has encouraged me to go to new places that I have never been before that are so close! Seriously, exploring your own backyard is so fun. Whether it is visiting a landmark (or lighthouse in my case) or trying a new restaurant that you have always wanted to go to, it’s so fun and keeps life exciting!
I’ve talked about on my blog before how every summer since I’ve been born my family and I have spent our summer in Kennebunk, ME. I adore Kennebunk and when my family and I are here, we stay here. We love it so much we never want to leave. But, there are so many amazing towns near Kennebunk and since I got back from study abroad, it has been my goal to explore them.
After spending New Year’s Eve in Portland, my boyfriend and I decided to make a pit stop in York, ME. York could not be cuter and has so much to offer! From Stone Wall Kitchen to the beautiful stretch of beach, there is so much to do and see! After enjoying a wonderful New Year’s Day brunch at the York Harbor Inn, there was one thing that I had to see in York before we went back home to Massachusetts: The Nubble Lighthouse.
I had seen it on postcards, but I wanted to see it with my own eyes because of my love for lighthouses! The drive through York to the lighthouse is amazing and is why I love the New England coast so much. We felt so high up in our car on the twisty turny road. Built in the 1870s, it has kept Maine fisherman safe for hundreds of years.
On the day we went, it was as cold and windy as it could be and was so hard to stay and admire the lighthouse (which is why my picture selection is limited). All the pictures taken of me here, my hair was all over my face and I looked crazy! Major props to all of the artists that braved the cold and wind to paint the Nubble on that day.
The Nubble Lighthouse is definitely worth a visit because it is such a cute and classic Maine lighthouse. It was originally my goal to visit the light before Christmas because it gets decked out in Christmas lights and the cuteness factor is instantly upped. I would love to go back this summer when it is warmer, so that I could spend more time at the site or even before Christmas to see it with the lights. Even though when I visited it was freezing, you can still tell how beautiful it was from my pictures, right??
If you are in southern Maine, stopping by the Nubble Lighthouse in York, ME is a must see because it will warm your heart!