With its rocky peaks, thick forests and miles of beautiful coastline, Ogunquit, Maine offers stunning trails with something for everyone — from the novice to the experienced hiker. Here are the top five places to go hiking in Ogunquit, Maine.
Best Places to Go Hiking in Ogunquit Maine
- The Marginal Way: If you plan to visit southern Maine, then be sure to add the Marginal Way to your bucket list of things to do. After all, it’s one of the most beloved, yet often overlooked coastal scenic walks in New England. With more than 30 benches along the pathway, there are many opportunities to pause and reflect during your stroll. The breathtaking views of the Atlantic also offer the perfect backdrop for taking beautiful photos as well.
- Beach Plum Farm: Take in views of the dunes and ocean at the last remaining salt-water farm in Ogunquit. Beach Plum Farm is also well-known for its walking loop which circles the property’s gardens and fields. The loop walk can be completed at a leisurely pace in just 30 minutes, making it a fun, family-friendly outing.
- Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge: Get ready to hike around marshes and estuaries at this popular destination. The 5,400-acre preserve is also the perfect activity for wildlife watchers. In addition to the gorgeous scenery, you can expect to see white-tailed deer, moose, snakes, frogs and turtles during your self-guided tour.
- Wells Reserve at Laudholm: Open year-round, the Wells Reserve at Laudholm offers easy to moderate trails for hiking, as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, if you plan to visit during the winter. Check out their recommended routes here.
- Mount Agamenticus: This national treasure offers unparalleled thrills for hikers, bikers and sightseers. Its moderate to difficult trails are ideal for vacationers in search of a challenge. Check out the various trails here.
Safety Tips: Hiking in Ogunquit Maine
Taking the proper precautions before you go hiking will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience:
- Learn more about the area and be sure to heed any and all hiking alerts.
- Always stick to the trail as even a few missteps could turn your exciting adventure into a potentially dangerous outing.
- Bring a first aid kit (be sure to include insect repellent and sunscreen).
- Pack a raincoat since the weather in Maine can change at the drop of a hat.
- Carry water or a sports drink.
- Bring a flashlight with batteries.
- Wear hiking boots that have a strong grip to handle the rocky terrain.
- Never go hiking alone or at the least, tell someone when and where you plan to go.
Now that you know the best places to go hiking in Ogunquit Maine, it’s time to plan the rest of your stay. Nestled in the midst of beautifully maintained grounds and gardens, the Footbridge Motel is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones after exploring hitting the trails. Learn more about the Footbridge Motel’s special offers here.