The Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine is one of New England's only paved, public shoreline footpaths. This vacationland jewel, which spans a little more than a mile along a spectacular coast, connects Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach. Vacationers in search of peace can feel the salty air and catch sweeping panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from one of many benches along the way. This heavily traveled strip of coastline draws recreation lovers from the world over. Residents and long-time visitors tell stories of walking their treasured Marginal Way when they were children. The land was donated to the Town of Ogunquit in1925 and a non-profit organization was established in 2010 to protect the Marginal Way for generations to come.
New & Noteworthy
Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016
Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
The Board of Directors of the Marginal Way Preservation Fund Is pleased to announce that an outdoor wheelchair is now Available for use by anyone needing one Who desire to “walk” the Marginal Way. The wheelchair is housed at the … Continue reading
Maintenance of The Marginal Way
A Partnership that worksOgunquit, by virtue of its Town Charter, is obligated to maintain the Marginal Way. It is assisted in this effort by the Ogunquit Marginal Way Committee and the Marginal Way Preservation Fund, Inc. (MWPF).
The Marginal Way Committee is responsible for identifying projects that enhance the aesthetics and safety of the Marginal Way and reporting its recommendations directly to the Select Board.
The MWPF, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has established a permanent endowment fund to aid the town with grants to help defray the costs associated with major renovation projects to maintain and preserve the Marginal Way.
Workers build a retaining wall to stabilize a seriously damaged section of the Marginal Way after the Patriots Day Storm of 2007. Private donors contributed $100,000.
Soon after announcing our "Virtual Deed" donor program, dozens of Marginal Way friends ordered their customized, framed "Virtual Deeds" to a favorite spot along the Marginal Way in Ogunquit. Give a Virtual Deed to someone you love. Mail us a check for $200 (or use Paypal). Include the name of your loved one (or in honor of someone) and the vicinity or Parcel Number (a birthdate?) that you want "conveyed."
We will sign and seal your family's gift and mail it to you for framing. By supporting the long term preservation of the Marginal Way, you help protect a treasure. For a sample Virtual Deed, contact us using the information at the bottom of this page.
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