Marginal Way

2.0 Miles


Dogs (leashed)

The Marginal Way at the Marginal Way Preservation in Ogunquit, Maine is an easy 2 mile out-and-back trail that leads from Perkins Cove to the Sparhawk hotel in the center of Ogunquit and features some of the most scenic coastline found in southern Maine.

Walkers and hikers can enter on either end of the trail, but there's more parking in Perkins Cove. The trail leads along the ocean for 95% of the trip with numerous lookout points, benches, and also includes a couple of small beaches.

This trail also gives access to the rocky coastline where you can explore among the tide pools.

The entire trail length is 1 mile one-way but most people choose to hike it out-and-back. The alternative route is to walk back along Shore Road for a similar distance of about 2 miles.

Dogs are not allowed between May - September; otherwise they're allowed if on a leash. 
Most parking here requires a fee to park. Perkins Cove has the most parking options, but Ogunquit center also has parking options too. Free 2 hour parking can be found in Ogunquit center near the bank.

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2.0 miles
Trail added
August 26, 2016
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July 12, 2020

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