Believe it or not, there’s no shortage of things to do during the Wintertime in Ogunquit, Maine. In fact, we’ve lined up our top seven reasons to visit our charming town December through March.
Christmas by the Sea
Christmas by the Sea is a can’t-miss annual event held the second weekend in December. Get ready to step into a Hallmark Christmas movie and take in everything from visits with Santa, tree lightings, hayrides, fireworks, bonfires, arts & craft shows, live music and so much more. There’s literally something for everyone whether you’re on a girls’ trip, family vacation or romantic getaway.
Maine is well-known for its gorgeous slopes and Ogunquit has plenty to offer in this regard. The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a top destination for anyone who has snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on their winter bucket lists. You can check out their recommended routes here. If you’re up for a quick drive, then Powderhouse Hill is an excellent option, offering fun for the entire family with 175 feet of vertical, three trails plus an old-school-style rope tow.
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Spend the day ice skating at The Waterhouse Center in Kennebunk. Each year, the open-sided rink welcomes customers in late November, weather and temperatures permitting. The rink is open for skating from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A quick drive down Route 1 will lead you to the Kittery Premium Outlets where you can enjoy amazing deals at boutique stores. The Kittery Outlets are the perfect destination for any last minute shopping needs you might have if you’re in Ogunquit this December.
Ogunquit offers some of the most beautiful scenery in New England, especially during the winter. If you’re an avid photographer, then get ready to snap breathtaking views from atop Mount Agamenticus. Plus, there are additional picturesque photo ops along the Marginal Way and Perkins Cove.
Maine farms and fisheries don’t slow down just because the weather changes. There are many cuisine options from seafood to Italian and so much more! If you’re a big foodie, then you might also consider taking a cooking class from the famous Stonewall Kitchen while you’re in town.
Breweries across Maine celebrate winter by rolling out their seasonal beers. Many also offer special tastings of their new batch releases at this time of year. Check out the Hidden Cove Brewing Co. located just a short drive from Ogunquit in Wells, Maine. Hidden Cove has become popular for experimenting with different ingredients to come up with the most unique beers.
Ready to book your winter adventure in Ogunquit? Then consider the Footbridge Motel! Now under new ownership, we are staying open through Christmas by the Sea. Plus, the recently upgraded heating system, circulating hot water systems, newly installed insulation above and below each room will ensure that you have the most cozy and relaxing stay!