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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Announcement of Awards for the Marginal Way National Art Competition!

We are excited to announce the awards to the Top Five Finalists of our National Art Competition! We thank everyone for their participation in the Marginal Way Preservation Fund’s first National Art Competition! The talent by all who participated is truly remarkable.  Thank you for everyone’s support of our efforts to preserve our precious seaside vista and artists’ haven for years to come!


National Fine Art Competition and Virtual Auction!

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Marginal Way Preservation Fund’s establishment as a 501(c)(3) non-profit we will be holding a virtual fundraising auction in conjunction with the conclusion of our National Art Competition. Over 200 artists from across the country entered our competition. On June 27th, the winners of the art competition and the People’s Choice Award winner will be announced. Proceeds from both the Fine Art Competition and the Virtual Auction will help us to support our mission of preserving and maintaining our precious seaside vista and artists’ haven for years to come! The top five finalists’ art will be on display at the Van Ward Gallery on June 23, 2021 at 4PM.

Register to bid on auction items and place your People’s Choice Award vote for your favorite artist here: fundraiser.bid/marginalwayauction

Don’t miss the chance to win many great prizes while supporting our beautiful path by the sea, the Marginal Way!

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).

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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