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.

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

Stoddard Matching Challenge

Annual Appeal 2021

The Marginal Way Preservation Fund is thrilled to announce a transformational challenge grant from the family of Donald and Judith Stoddard. Don and Judy Stoddard were long-time visitors of Ogunquit and the Marginal Way. In honor of their love for the Marginal Way, their family has provided the Marginal Way Preservation Fund with an incredible donation opportunity – a first in our non-profit’s history. If we can raise $100,000 by the last day of December 2021, the donor will match dollar for dollar every dollar up to $100,000 AND if you go up to the NEXT level of giving the donor will DOUBLE your donation!

Please help us to preserve this special walkway by considering a gift to our Annual Appeal and what better time to support than taking advantage of the Stoddard Match Challenge!

Take the challenge and double your impact today!

Please help us reach our goal by visiting us at www.marginalwayfund.org/donate/day-of-distinction/

Plaque Four Dedication Ceremony at Serenity Point 

On September 11th, 2021, the Marginal Way Preservation Fund celebrated the official naming of the Plaque Memorial Site along the Marginal Way, Serenity Point, and the installment of completed Plaque Four with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly named site.  Loyal supporter and Secretary of the Fund, Barbara O’Leary, creatively led the effort to designate such a meaningful name for this important site along the Marginal Way. The special name of Serenity Point was given to the site as it is evocative of the feeling one gets from experiencing a walk along the Way, and reminiscent of memories of loved ones whose legacies are honored along the coastal path.  Click here to read more about this wonderful event.

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).
  • Please provide an advanced notice of 5 business days for processing. Physical certificates can take up to an additional 5-7 business days for delivery unless you specify you’d like a rush request.

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.

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