Things to do in Maine , from Anchorage Ogunquit Resort:
It all begins right at our doorstep. Once you arrive at the Anchorage in beautiful Ogunquit, ME, everything is just steps away.
Relish a leisurely stroll or quick morning run along Ogunquit's famed Marginal Way. Accessible at the edge of our property, Marginal way follows the rugged coast into picturesque Perkins Cove, Ogunquit's quaint fishing village which is spanned by a charming footbridge-drawbridge at its mouth. This tiny cove offers splendid scenery, numerous small shops and galleries housed in weathered fishing shacks, sightseeing or deep sea fishing cruises and a variety of dining establishments.
If you are a fan of any of the fabulous Ogunquit restaurants, the winter season is a great time to visit! You can find many great deals at some of your favorite spots!
THINGS TO DO IN MAINE: OGUNQUIT ATTRACTIONS
Reached from Moody.
Three miles of white sand and natural dunes, rated among the 10 best beaches in the U.S.
Walk across the footbridge to get to this quiet beach.
Ogunquit Beach ‘n’ Sport offers convenience and simplicity so you can enjoy your well deserved vacation. WHY struggle with packing the car when OBS will deliver all the family’s recreational fun directly to your vacation destination.
Stroll along the mile-long Marginal Way foot path just at the edge of our property. The Marginal Way is at the core of Ogunquit and provides a powerful, tranquil, therapeutic, self-discovery walk from the heart of Ogunquit along the edge of the Atlantic to Perkins Cove. Mother Nature’s strength and beauty is experienced firsthand from our location.
Attracting name actors: In operation for 70 seasons, "America's foremost Summer Theater" offers five musicals and plays with top stars each summer. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
Ogunquit - Collaborative Barn Gallery:
Founded in 1928. Exhibits of paintings, graphics, sculptures and photographies by local artists. (Corner of Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane). Sponsored by Ogunquit Performing Arts. 207-646-6170.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art:
Local artists and special exhibits of nationally known artists. Displays internationally renowned collection of work by American Masters. 207-646-4909. www.ogunquitmuseum.org
Ogunquit Performing Arts:
Provides cultural activities all year round. Classical music, ballet, theatre and film. 207-646-6170.
Wells Ogunquit Historic Meeting House Museum:
Historic programs, exhibits and concerts. 207-646-4775.
York's Sayward-Wheeler House or the
Georgian-Style Hamilton House and
The federal-style home of writer Sarah Orne Jewett, both in South Berwick.
Kittery with more than 125 factory Outlet Stores
Antiques stores and antiquarian bookstores
are plentiful in Wells.
Artists' galleries and speciality stores.
Ogunquit Cape Neddick Country Golf Club:
right down the street from Anchorage By the Sea.
Palace Playland at Old Orchard Beach:
Beachside amusement Park with adult and children's rides. Giant waterslides, dreammachine video arcades, food stands. 207-934-2001
Pirate Cove Adventure Golf at Old Orchard Beach:
36 holes of miniature golf, mysterious pirates hideouts. 207-934-5086
Saco Aquaboggin Water Park:
Water activities ans amusement park, mini golf, bumper boats, wooden roller coaster. (mid June - Labor Day)
Sanford McDouglas Orchards Ski Trails:
Pick your own apples, scenic groomed cross-country trails. 207-324-5054
In Porter and Parsonsfield - built in 1859 and crossing the Ossipee River, the bridge was closed to traffic in 1960.
Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing.
Deborah Ann Whale Watching.
Finestkind Scenic Cruises.
Come escape in the gentle air currents that will float you over the natural splendor of Southern Maine. Take away magical memories that only a balloon ride can provide. 1-800-952-2076. www.hotairballoon.com
Ogunquit Trolley Company will let you enjoy the breathtaking sights of Ogunquit, Maine. www.ogunquittrolley.com
Old York Village Historic District.
For a taste of the 19th-century village, spend a day at Willowbrook at Newfield.
Nearby Fort McClary is an 1846 hexhagonal blockhouse.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum.
There are five historic lighthouses in the region, and you can see each from shore.
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm comprises 1,600 acres.
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is divided among 10 coastal sites. Bird watchers flock to the East Point Sanctuary, a Maine Audubon preserve in Biddeford.
Saco Health, a 500-acre preserve operated by the Nature Conservancy, offer trails leading through woods and fields.
If you like lighthouses, Maine is the place to visit. There are over 60 lighthouses that dot the coastal regions of Maine. The lighthouse has become a symbol for Maine.
Kittery: This lighthouse was built in 1831 and restored in 1872. This conical shaped tower was built of gray granite on reef. This lighthouse can be seen from Fort Foster in Kittery and is accessible by boat in Portsmouth Harbor
Light York: This lighthouse is located six miles out to sea from York Beach and is situated on a rock ledge. It was first built in 1811 and replaced in 1855. The 133 foot tower of gray granite is the tallest in the state. Landing at this isolated spot is always dangerous.
Cape Neddick Light (Nubble Light)
York: This lighthouse was built in 1879 and the tower is a 41 foot white cast-iron conical tower built on the summit of Cape Neddick Nubble, off Rt. 1A.
Goat Island Light Kennebunkport: This lighthouse was built in 1833 and restored in 1859. This cylindrical shaped cast-iron lighthouse rests on an exposed natural ledge foundation standing 25 feet high. It includes a boat house, oil house and a keeper's quarters which is presently leased out to the public. It is accessible by boat only in Cape Porpoise Harbor.
Wood Island Light
Biddeford: This lighthouses marks the entrance to Saco Bay and was built in 1808. It was rebuilt in 1858. Its conical white tower is made of granite blocks standing 49 feet high.
Contact these local Chambers of Commerce/Associations for further information:
- Briddeford/Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 207-282-1567
- Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce, 207-363-4422
- Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce, 207-967-0857
- Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, 207-646-2939
- Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce, 207-934-2500, 800-365-9386
- Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, 207-324-4280
- Southern Maine Coast Tourism Association, 207-363-4422, 800-639-2442
- Wells Chamber of Commerce, 207-646-2451