Marginal Way Walk Professional Reviews and Guides
"Walk an oceanside trail meandering along rocky cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean near Ogunquit, Maine. The walk starts by Ogunquit Beach and then heads south, working for a couple of blocks through the heart of touristy Ogunquit. Rejoin the coastline, savoring sweeping aquatic panoramas of the Atlantic beyond, with outcrops, coves, and small beaches in the foreground. The nearly century-old path ends where former fishing boat docks now harbor resort restaurants."
--Johnny Molloy, Hiking through History New England (Falcon Guides).
"This cliffside footpath along a craggy shoreline is one of the most popular walkways on the north Atlantic coast. Marginal Way offers spectacular shoreline vistas from a rounded promontory extending north to the Ogunquit River. Special Features: easy all the way for all ages, paved trail, benches, lookouts, wonderful 180-degree ocean views, interesting geological features, including a boar’s head and trap dikes, and universally accessible."
--Julia Older & Steve Sherman, Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"A village hike along a mile-long headland on the Atlantic Ocean. Marginal Way is probably the most popular village walk in Maine. The village of Ogunquit is a famous tourist town, full of curio shops and fine restaurants. The walk along Marginal Way is a fitting end to a day of shopping and eating. The ocean views here are unparalleled, and if you come here on a stormy day with an onshore wind, you can see the wrath of the open ocean as it batters the rocky shore. This setting would appeal to a filmmaker shooting a scary mystery. In fact, Marginal Way is a favored spot for artists, naturalists, and photographers. General location: The town of Ogunquit, about 12 miles north of the New Hampshire border, in York County."
--Tom Seymour, Hiking Maine (Falcon Guides).
Pleasant, very easy walk with some spectactular views. My wife and I even saw a pup harbor seal along the cliffs! The rocks are a nice option to scramble around on.
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