The York County Coast Star has published an article about the Marginal Way’s efforts to elminate invasive species like the black swallow-wort which has been a difficult, ongoing challenge for the Marginal Way. The following is from that article: Black swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum nigrum) is a particularly insidious, invasive vine that is twining its way along … Read more >
York County Coast Star published a great article about the damage done by the March nor’easter and progress and plans to finish repairing that damage. OGUNQUIT – The series of March Nor’easters that pummeled the Maine coastline caused nearly half a million dollars in damage to the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, shifting and eroding rocks, … Read more >
On Saturday August 18th, volunteers come together on the iconic Marginal Way footpath to remove the seed pods of Black swallow-wort to contain the spread of this aggressive invasive plant. We meet at the Lighthouse at 8 AM, break up into small groups led by experienced pod pickers who will show you what to do. … Read more >
On Saturday, June 23, 2018, donors and guests from all over the country gathered at the Memorial Plaque Site on the Marginal Way to dedicate the newest plaque, Plaque Three which was filled at the end of 2017 with its 25th donor. Executive Director, Jeanne Roche, and Executive Board Chair, Paul Breen, both spoke, expressing … Read more >
The Marginal Way Preservation Fund has teamed up with The Front Porch Piano Bar & Restaurant in Ogunquit for an exciting fundraiser. Their Bartenders will be giving $1.00 from every “Spicy Girl” drink that is sold for the month. In addition, the Front Porch will match any donations that are given to us. Come on … Read more >
Your support is needed now. If you’ve been watching the weather in the New England area, or you live in New England, you already know about the powerful storm that came through last Friday. Although the main body of the storm stayed south of us, the winds and low pressure stayed off the coast for … Read more >
The Marginal Way, a mile-long footpath hugging the Ogunquit coast, is one of New England’s most beloved coastal walks. The paved path edges the Atlantic, passing rocky coves, quiet beaches and stellar sea views. The path’s 39 strategically placed benches offer plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the views.
Photo courtesy of Ben Hershenson, MWPF Board Vice President 2017
Julie Barnes and her family have been coming to Ogunquit for so many years that her 17-year-old son Nate once quipped, “If it’s not Ogunquit, it’s not vacation!” Their affection for the area includes a special fondness for the Marginal Way. “I have brought every single one of my friends up there,” said Julie from … Read more >
A section of the Marginal Way between Benches #10 (@ the Lighthouse) and bench #12 will be closed for a two week period to facilitate reconstruction of the eroded embankment and the installation of a new revetment .The date for start of construction will be announced inn the next few days.
Detour signs will be posted to advise walkers of an alternate route while this construction is underway .
Jeanne Roche, Executive Director, the Executive Board and the Event Committee gratefully appreciate all of the support and donations of our business sponsors, donors, participants and volunteers for the following great events this Summer: Brix + Brine Wine Party We would like to thank Jacob Kirsch and his wonderful staff at the Brix & Brine … Read more >