Editor’s Note: This post is written and provided by Jenna S.
New England is a beautiful part of the U.S. to visit. There is so much in N.E.; pristine beaches in the summer, foliage in the fall, skiing in the winter, and sightseeing in the spring. But with so many places in New England to visit, it may be hard to decide where to go for a week of leisure and fun. Ogunquit, Maine offers some of the best beaches, restaurants, scenery, and festivals throughout the year for anyone to enjoy.
Where to Stay
The Juniper Hill Inn is a quintessential property located in Ogunquit. With five acres of trees in rural Maine, you’re sure to find relaxation when you stay here for the week. It is within walking distance from the beach or the town if you want to do some exploring. According to TripAdvisor there is also a trolley that comes by and has a stop in front of the Inn. Some of the amenities you’ll find:
– Business center.
– Free breakfast.
– Free parking.
– Wheelchair accessible.
– Fitness center.
– Swimming pool.
Enjoying the Sun
Ogunquit beaches are one of the best places for camping, swimming, or just enjoying an afternoon walk. Fill your beach bag and head out to enjoy 3 ½ miles of award winning white sand and smooth surf. At the beaches you will be able to access:
– Public restrooms.
– Beach chairs.
– Float rentals.
– Indoor and take-out restaurants.
If you want to camp out on the sand, you can connect with Beach Acres Campground. You can make reservations year around, and the grounds are located near shopping, sporting activities, and great places to eat.
OgunquitBeachInfo shares about one of the most exceptional finds in the North East – the Marginal Way. The Marginal Way is a paved footpath that stretches for 1 ¼ mile along the coastline, and it was actually a gift given by Josiah Chase of York in 1925. As you walk along the footpath you can enjoy the ocean, along with tangled bayberry and bittersweet bushes, gnarled shrubs “of fragrant pink and white sea roses”, and shaded coves.
If you’re going to hang out in Ogunquit for a few days, you will certainly want to stop by Spoiled Rotten. It is one of the best places to shop in the area and you can find everything from upscale gourmet foods, to kitschy tourist items. The Melamine dinnerware is a precious find for individuals who love beautiful plates or dinnerware pieces. You can pick up some unique and charming décor pieces like a Balance desk lamp and Prism Hammered glass jars.
Finding What Maine is Known For
Okay, you can’t vacation in Maine without getting lobsta’! The locals tout Footbridge Lobster as having the best lobster rolls in town, and you won’t go wrong with great deals like $1 ice cream with any lobster purchase! Yelp lists them as:
– 4 ½ out of 5 stars.
– Great for groups and kids.
Your Maine vacation won’t be complete without a stop at Footbridge for sure!
If you’re looking for a week of fun and relaxation, you can’t beat Ogunquit. Grab your swimsuit and lobster bib and enjoy!