Ogunquit is a popular and attractive seaside town in southern Maine. Here, visitors will find numerous inns, B & B's, art galleries, seafood restaurants and souvenir shops. For those visitors wishing to enjoy the beauty of a garden walk, there are several places to choose from. Here are three popular choices.
Ogunquit Art Museum
This popular museum situated on the rocky Atlantic shore has a great sculpture garden, along with the botanical counterpart that surrounds the main building. The museum grounds also have a small lily pond. Both the pond and museum are surrounded by some interesting floral displays, not to mention the unique pieces of sculpture that grace the grounds. Walk around to the other side of the museum and you will receive a splendid view of the rocky coastline. The museum, which features unique American artists, is also worth a visit. The museum is located east on Shore Rd., which begins at the center of town near the main highway (Route 1).
Beach Plum Farm
On the north side town along State Highway Route 1, visitors can find the Beach Plum Farm, which is part of the Great Works Regional Land Trust. This land was once part of a saltwater farm is now a land trust, community garden and walking trail all wrapped into one site. Also on the property is the Roby Littlefield Museum, where visitors can learn about the original farm that once existed here. From the museum the walking trail leads over to the salt marsh, which is located at the edge of the Ogunquit River. The Nature Conservancy has an office on the property near the museum.
Perkins Cove Seashore Walk
Perkins Cove is a section of town located right on the coastline, not far from the Ogunquit Museum. There is a scenic rocky cove filled with lobster boats and pleasure craft. At the end of the road is an assortment of seafood restaurants and art galleries. Amidst the private businesses visitors can see numerous flower displays and some colorful flower boxes, but the real treat is a paved walking path that begins at the paid parking lot and leads out to the edge of the sea. Wild beach plums grow everywhere, along with a sampling of the natural flora.
Article Written By Henri Bauholz
Henri Bauholz is a professional writer covering a variety of topics, including hiking, camping, foreign travel and nature. He has written travel articles for several online publications and his travels have taken him all over the world, from Mexico to Latin America and across the Atlantic to Europe.