Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall Travel is More Than "Mariginal" by the Ogunquit, Maine, Coast

Article and photo by Eric H.

Bookmark and ShareWith all the recent press coverage about fall foliage, let's not forget that New England offers many other delightful travel opportunities during the autumn season. Some destinations are truly colorful without having much fall foliage!

Take The Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine, for example. This wildly-popular, famous coastal summertime travel destination is equally appealing in the fall with fewer crowds walking the 1 ¼ miles mile paved pathway alongside the rocky cliffs and spectacular Atlantic Ocean views. Starting at picturesque Perkins Cove (with lots of neat, little shops and some great seafood restaurants like Barnacle Billy's), this winding hiking trail leads to the fantastic expanse of sand and water at Ogunquit Beach.

With benches and plenty of scenic coastal nooks and crannies along the way, The Marginal Way is the perfect spot to enjoy the Maine coast in the fall. While there's little foliage -- and summer's vibrantly-colored flowers a thing of the past --The Marginal Way still remains one of New England's greatest destinations in the fall.

For more information, we recommend reading Lina R.'s great article on Marginal Way, Perkins Cove and Ogunquit, in general, at VisitingNewEngland.com. Here, Lina describes the magic of the area, recommending her favorite dining, shopping and scenic spots. On the top right side of that page, you will also find a link that leads to booking hotels in Ogunquit (featuring several well-known hotels). We also advise that some stores and restaurants close down for the season, so call ahead to your specific destination to avoid a "Sorry, WallyWorld's closed" scenario (please pardon the Chevy Chase "Vacation " movie reference!)

Editor's note: For an overview of Ogunguit, past and present, you might want to read Ogunquit (Then and Now) (Then & Now)by Kathryn M. Severson.



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