A Perfect Fall Weekend in Ogunquit, ME
My sister has the knack for finding out of the way places that are new for us to explore. The quaint town of Ogunquit along Maine’s coast is no exception. It’s probably well-known on the East Coast, but to us Midwestern gals, it was a wonderful surprise. The rugged coastline of inky, black rocks were wonderful to climb on compared to our white, sandy beaches. There is a beautiful 1.5 mile walk along beachside cliffs called the Marginal Way that takes you along the ocean from town to Perkins Cove.
The town is as cute as it can be, filled with great antique stores, sweet little shops, and fantastic seafood. We also spent some time shopping, eating and just enjoying the scenic views in Perkins Cove, which is south of the downtown area on a little spit of land. We happened to be there in October and the sunny blue skies, deep blue ocean contrasted with the red and orange leaves and the grey-weathered homes so perfectly.
There are so many wonderful looking bed and breakfast’s and inns to stay in that it was hard to choose, but we stayed to the north at the Gazebo Inn and this historic home was charming. It is a beautifully restored 1847 farmhouse and even in the Fall, it’s garden and grounds were spectacular.
Can we talk seafood? We stuffed ourselves on fresh lobster and crab and couldn’t get enough! We really didn’t have enough time to try all the places we wanted to eat at and if we had stayed longer we would have even caught a musical at the 1930s-era Ogunquit Playhouse.
We stayed off the interstate and kept to the coastal roads so we could catch other delightful views in York, Cape Neddick and the Nubble Lighthouse, and Kennebunkport, just to name a few places. Fall really was a perfect time of year to explore this coast and all that it has to offer!