Welcome to the Marginal Way!

For information on the guidelines for visiting the Marginal Way as well as the State of Maine’s current quarantine rules and exemptions, please visit our FAQ page.

Cherish These Views Forever
Help keep the Marginal Way safe and beautiful for you, your family and for generations to come.

National Fine Art Competition: Inspired by a Love of the Ocean

Click in the image above for more information, rules and how to submit your entry.

Artists: Submit your entry

The 2021 Marginal Way Preservation Fund Fine Art Competition has announced that Hilary Irons, Gallery and Exhibitions Director at the University of New England, Kenn Erroll Backhaus, a Master Level Artist in both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, and member and past President of the Plein Air Painters of America, the oldest and most prestigious plein air organization in the country, Don Demers, “Fellow” of the American Society of Marine Artists, an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists, an elected member of the California Art Club, and a signature member of PAPA (Plein Air Painters of America) and Chris Caraviello, Board vice president of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and owner of Van Ward Art Gallery in Ogunquit. Learn more about our judges

Honor Your Loved One with a Day of Distinction!

Are you looking for a unique way to honor, remember or celebrate someone special?  Pay tribute to a family member, friend, coworker or loved one with our new Day of Distinction! On a day of your choosing, your Distinguished Person will be recognized on our social media pages and sent a certificate in their honor for their special Day of Distinction.  This is the perfect way to honor or remember that special person and you’ll be helping to build our endowment fund in the process ensuring that the Marginal Way will continue to bring joy to many for years to come.   The Day of Distinction offers a wonderful way to pay tribute while also giving back to the Marginal Way Preservation Fund and community. To purchase a Day of Distinction please see the program details below. 

Program Details

A special Day of Distinction can be purchased for $250.  You can purchase a Day of Distinction via an online one time donation payment or you can send a check to PO Box 1455, Ogunquit, Maine, 03907.  Please ensure you include the following memo when submitting your purchase:

  • Your Distinguished Person’s name
  • If you would like their Day of Distinction to be recognized on social media, via a certificate, or both.  For social media, please include a photo of your distinguished person if you’d like to feature one. 
  • Tribute wording you would like featured on the recognition up to 125 characters (including spaces).

Upcoming Virtual Events 

Join the Marginal Way Committee as they hold two free educational webinars. Below please find information for each virtual event and their registration links. For any questions, please email ogtnativeplants@gmail.com

Monday, April 5th (10:00-11:30am EST): Invasive Plants You will learn how to identify problem plants that may look pretty but are a threat to the natural environment because they choke out native plants and endanger birds, bees and butterflies. The Marginal Way Committee is working to “rewild” the path by replacing invasive plants with native plants that will restore the natural beauty of Ogunquit’s beloved walkway.

Click Here to Register: https://ogunquitpd-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H6SZQqeARy-5Z7OX_NHI-Q

Monday, April 12th (10:00-11:30am EST): Shrubs for a Coastal Habitat This class will showcase the best woody shrubs for coastal habitats, whether on the Marginal Way or in your own backyard. You will learn how to select plants that offer both beauty and benefit to wildlife and pollinators.

Click Here to Register: https://ogunquitpd-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hd8cLVceQn6FAAbYCLgVdg

Learn more about the Preservation Fund

The Marginal Way Preservation Fund is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization with its mission to build a multi-million dollar endowment for long-term conservation and preservation of Ogunquit’s popular Marginal Way. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Learn More About the Preservation Fund

Live Streaming Webcam

Check out up to four different live streaming views from our web camera mounted on the lighthouse overlooking Ogunquit Beach.

View Webcam