Marginal Way

Sea Ducks
Marginal Way in Ogunquit is a narrow, paved, mile-long footpath that hugs the rocky shoreline. It is extraordinary at any time of year. In winter, it is one of Maine's top birding experiences. Harlequin ducks and purple sandpipers can be plentiful and all of the sea ducks are possible, often in big numbers. Common eiders are abundant year-round.

The path is lined with low bushes and shrubs, making it attractive to sparrows, mockingbirds and cardinals any time of year and migrating passerines in spring and fall. There are 39 park benches spaced along the route. Dogs are prohibited in summer. Beware of ice in winter. Start at Perkins Cove where there are pleasant shops, restaurants, and facilities.

Directions: from Route 1 in Cape Neddick, follow Route 1A south 0.9 miles, turn left on Shore Road in Ogunquit, proceed 4.6 miles to a hard right turn into Perkins Cove Road. From Route 1 in Ogunquit, follow Shore Road 0.8 miles south to the entrance to Perkins Cove Road on the left.
Perkins Cove
Ogunquit, ME 03907

GPS: 43.237745, -70.591632