Focus: New England Rocky Coast and near-shore Ocean Birds
Location: Ogunquit, ME
Parking: In Winter, some free parking is available.
Season: Available November - March
Hike: Paved footpath about 0.9 miles. Round trip is about 1.8 miles.
Time: 2 hours
Size: up to 8 persons
Fee: $49 per Adult per 2 hour block (Youth 10-15yo half-price)
Private: $90 per Adult per 2 hour block (applies to first four adults, remainder no charge)
The Marginal Way is a real gem tucked among the coves and rocky isles of southern coastal Maine. This paved and gently graded footpath provides perched vantage points for observing the many coastal birds that overwinter here. This location is the most reliable place in southern Maine to find Harlequin Ducks in Winter. Other ducks that are readily observed include eiders, mergansers, goldeneye, bufflehead, and scoters. Good numbers of loons, cormorants, alcids, gulls, and distant gannets can also be seen.
When your done birding, stop in to one of the local restaurants for some chowder and a warm drink - all on the Marginal Way.
Photos: Anita DeStefano