What is the Covid-19 quarantine and mask policy?

Ogunquit is currently following state mandates which can be viewed here: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/

How long is the Marginal Way?

The Marginal Way is approximately 1-¼ miles (just over 2 km) long from the entrance on Shore Road between the Spar Hawk and the Anchorage to Perkins Cove, with 39 benches for unobstructed viewing.

What are the GPS Coordinates for the Marginal Way?

There are several possible answers to that one. Here are three that probably will be useful to most for one reason or another, essentially each end of the trail, which has nearby parking, and the middle:

  1. What Google Maps returns generically is this, it’s the midpoint of the trail and helps you find it, especially on Google, and see the area nearby as well: 43.24423635834917, -70.5908118303447
  2. Perkins Cove, the southern end of the trail has parking: 43.23719533212404, -70.5903867002021
  3. Obed’s Parking which is nearer the north end and a good place to park with nearby trail access: 43.24656919433815, -70.59850193292768

Can I walk on the Marginal Way all year long?

Yes, however, we don’t maintain it in the winter and there are frequently icy patches from the run-off water, as well as snow.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed from October 1 until April 1. We have a great dog-park off of Berwick Road with trails, shade and water for the dogs.

May I ride my bike along the Marginal Way?

No; because of the heavy foot traffic along this popular site, bike riding is prohibited.

Can I purchase a bench on the Marginal Way with my family name on it?

The town of Ogunquit ended their bench program over 15 years ago.  The plaque program, on the granite monuments, is the only program in town to memorialize a loved one.  We are just a few spaces away from finishing plaque 6, with the possibility of four more plaques being filled with names.  Please contact Allison Ramsey about the plaque program at (207) 641-2200.

Can I distribute ashes off of the Marginal Way?

There is no “scattering ashes policy” in any state to ensure proper etiquette, permits, or permission are obtained and used.  We recommend that you utilize one of the many boat services in Perkins Cove to accommodate your request. They are all very familiar with this request.

Can strollers and wheelchairs be accommodated on the Marginal Way?

Yes, the path is roughly five feet wide in most areas.  A wheelchair is available for use at the Ogunquit Fire Department.  Simply leave your driver’s license with them while utilizing the special wheelchair.  Your license will be returned when you bring the wheelchair back.

Can weddings be performed on the Marginal Way or can other celebrations be held out there?

Yes, weddings are performed out there all the time. Contact the Town Clerk to fill out the proper forms to get married in town.  We do ask that you not have a large celebration going on out there on a busy summer weekend, and that you adhere to the same ordinances that govern the Beach (no liquor, no smoking, etc.)

Where can I park to walk on the Marginal Way?

You can pay to park in season, either in Perkins Cove or at Obed’s Lane Lot, behind the Dunaway Center and Ogunquit Fire Station.

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