We hike a lot and, as I blogged about earlier in the challenge, coastal hikes are my favorite. But, depending on the trail, they can also be challenging and restrictive if you have mobility issues. If you’re looking for a place to go for beautiful ocean views, without putting on your hiking shoes, then Marginal Way in Ogunquit is you’re place.
Ogunquit literally means “Beautiful Place by The Sea” in the language of the Algonquin Indians. It’s truth in advertising at it’s best.
Marginal Way is an easy walk along a paved trail that runs parallel to the shoreline. There are a few inclines, but nothing overly strenuous. It allows you to get up close to the rocky shore without actually scrambling on the rocks. There are a few access points from the trail leading down to the water if you are a little more adventurous.
It’s definitely a great place for a stroll. Even in the winter, it won’t be deserted. We visited in February and there were plenty of other people on the trail as well as walking the beach or surfing in the water. It’s a popular, super busy spot and top tourist destination.
I haven’t visited in the summer in many years because it can be a little overwhelming although my bucket list for this year, which I blogged about in my post 10 Maine Adventures on My Bucket List for 2018, includes a trip to the Ogunquit Playhouse this summer so I may be braving the crowds soon.
Do you have a favorite place to go for a casual stroll?
I’m participating in a Blogging A-Z Challenge for April 2018. I will be posting new content every day this month except most Sundays. Each post is associated with a letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. My theme for the challenge is Winters in Maine. To read more of my A to Z posts, click HERE.
|things to know|
|Winter Scene||Rocky Shoreline|
|Website||Marginal Way Preservation Fund|
|Favorite ♥||Access for All Ages|