Late this summer we took off for one of my bucket list trips! We did a road trip from Boston to Bar Harbor, stopping at various coastal towns along the way. Our first stop was Ogunquit, Maine. We spent a whole day doing what we do best, eating and exploring. Here were some of my favorites.
Places to explore:
- Nubble Lighthouse
If you’ve read any of my previous blogs, you know I love lighthouses and have been slowly visiting lighthouses on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. So, of course I included many lighthouses on our coastal Maine trip. Nubble Lighthouse was, by far, my favorite. It was like walking into a painting. It was quintessential Maine! It’s technically in York, Maine but just outside Ogunquit. A must stop if you’re visiting Ogunquit.
2. Perkins Cove & Marginal Way
Perkins Cove is a really quaint part of Ogunquit. Formally, a small fishing community, it now houses local shops, restaurants and artists. The cove overlooks the Atlantic ocean and there are beautiful views and lots of places to explore. One of our favorite shops was Maine-ly Drizzle. It’s a gourmet oil and vinegar shop. We hoard olive oils and vinegar so we, of course, made a few purchases there. It was fun just wandering around taking in the views! Marginal Way is excellent walking path that ends at Perkins Cove. It’s a little over a mile and travels along the coast going from the beach at Ogunquit to Perkins Cove. It’s an easy paved walk with outstanding views!
3. Ogunquit Beach
Before heading out of town we squeaked in a small trip to the beach. Ogunquit Beach is huge and also pretty crowed. We were there fairly early in the morning and tons of people were already camped out which created limited parking. That being said, it seemed like a great beach to stay at for the day. The beach itself was beautiful with white sand. There were tons of shops and restaurants directly behind the beach.
Places to Eat:
- The Lobster Shack
It was my goal to eat non-stop lobsters during our entire trip. The Lobster Shack was our very first stop for lobster on our Maine Trip. We had classic lobsters rolls. One with butter and one with mayo. They were both awesome! The toasted bun was almost as good as the lobster itself! I tried to do some research on what makes the buns so good, and came up with nothing? Let me know if you have an idea! Maybe it was just all the butter 😉
2. Mornings In Paris
We popped into this cute café on our way out of town. It was very busy, but worth the wait! My husband liked their in-house brewed coffee. I have been on a tea kick for a while now and they made me an awesome London Fog. We grabbed some savory stuffed croissants, which were delicious! We took all our stuff to the beach and had a little morning picnic. It was a great last stop in Ogunquit!
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