Hiking & Biking Trails Near Ogunquit
Some truly lovely land- and seascapes await you here in the Beautiful Place by the Sea, and along with getting out on the water in a boat, hiking and biking are among the deepest and most intimate ways to experience them.
Accommodations with Ogunquit.com at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, The Milestone , or the Cottage at Acorn Lane put you within easy reach of excellent hiking trails and cycling routes—some accessible right here in town. Read on for summertime adventure inspiration!
Hiking In & Around Ogunquit
Your hiking options close to our Ogunquit.com properties include a famous in-town example: the Marginal Way, that roughly 1.25 mile-long public footpath hugging the oceanfront between Perkins Cove and Ogunquit Beach. If you’ve never walked the Marginal Way, come experience its seductive surfside magic—and if you have walked it before, come fall in love with it all over again.
Within an easy drive of Ogunquit, meanwhile, lie some wonderful natural areas showing off the ecological uniqueness of the Southern Maine coast, and serving as first-rate hiking destinations. These include Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge to the north, named for the influential Maine biologist and author of Silent Spring and The Sea Around Us. Hike the mile-long Rachel Carson Trail for a beautiful overview of the refuge’s habitat diversity: You’ll edge a fertile salt marsh, pass through mixed upland woods, and view the confluence of the Branch Brook and Merriland River, which forms the tidal Little River draining to the Gulf of Maine. Other routes include the 1.8-mile-long Cotts Island and 1.25-mile Timber Point trails, the latter serving up an awesome Atlantic vista at its endpoint.
The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve showcases more coastal landscapes, from beaches, dunes, mudflats, and saltmarsh to forests and former orchards. An extensive trail network here facilitates year-round exploration.
And then there’s the great Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region, centered on the namesake peak and encompassing the region’s largest block of protected forest. Hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult get you out and about in this close-by wildland; amazing vistas await on the Blueberry Bluff and Vulture’s View trails, the latter serving up a sightline northwest to Mount Washington in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the loftiest peak in the Northeast.
Mount Agamenticus also manages miles of trails for mountain biking, making it an all-around great destination for outdoor recreation.
Meanwhile you’ve got easy access to the Eastern Trail, a 65-mile reach of the multiuse East Coast Greenway linking Kittery and South Portland that essentially serves up endless cycling opportunities. And of course, there’s lots of fine road biking in our vicinity, including right along Shore Road.
Join Us in Ogunquit for Hiking & Biking This Summer
From the shoulders of Mount Agamenticus and the tidal marshes of the Wells Reserve and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge to quiet country roads and paved bike paths, experience the best of Ogunquit by foot and by pedal this summer, with Ogunquit.com accommodations as your home base!