We took our own advice and played hooky Monday afternoon and took Jack and Rose for a ride south. It was a beautiful, sunny winter day so we headed to the Marginal Way in Ogunquit. If you haven't done this before, you should really add it to your must-do list the next time you are in Maine.
The Marginal Way is a paved footpath running approximately 1 1/4 miles between Perkins Cove and Ogunquit Beach. The path meanders along the rugged cliff line of the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views at every turn. It is a little hilly in places but there are plenty of benches for you and your scalawags to rest and enjoy the scenery. Park in Perkins Cove or in town and pick up the path on Shore Road near the Anchorage by the Sea.
Dogs are welcome on the path October 1st - March 31st and must be leashed (for their safety and yours!). The rest of the year dogs are not permitted on the path.
After walking the Marginal Way, if your dog still has some energy left, stop by the Ogunquit Dog Park. Open from 7am until dusk every day, the dog park is fully fenced with a separate area for small dogs. It is just a short drive from Route 1 and downtown Ogunquit.
Winters in Maine can be long but they don't have to be boring! Get out there and have some winter fun with your best pals. Don't forget your camera!
View from the Marginal Way