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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Ogunquit, ME in September

Summer may be on its way out, but that only means Ogunquit—one of Southern Maine’s most popular getaways—is rolling out its plentiful fall enticements. September’s slow transformation of summer to autumn makes a fantastic time to enjoy the Beautiful Place by the Sea with accommodations—and here are some of the main reasons why!

(1) Postcard-Perfect Weather

September in Ogunquit tends to be marked by plenty of great weather: warm, sunny days and crisp nights. The Ogunquit beachfront remains enticing, as does the famous Marginal Way coastal walk. It’s a great time to hit the trails up Mount Agamenticus, or take a long bike ride in our greater backyard, or paddle the Ogunquit or Wells rivers, or take a sightseeing cruise offshore. And the weather’s just as attractive for more laidback strolls around town, gallery- and café-hopping.

(2) Fewer Crowds

With the onset of the school year and the seasonal shift, September sees the crowds of summer ebb. That means you have more of Ogunquit’s heavy-duty charm for yourself!

(3) Fall Colors

Some folks, of course, specifically head for our neck of the woods this time of year to take in the world-class New England fall-foliage spectacle. Though autumn colors on the Southern Maine coast don’t tend to peak until October, you can certainly see this amazing natural show’s opening acts in September. A good way to keep track of the emergence of hardwood reds, oranges, and yellows is at Maine’s Official Fall Foliage Website, which is regularly updated with color reports.

(4) Jersey Boys at Ogunquit Playhouse

The Ogunquit Playhouse, one of town’s most well-known and longest-running attractions, is still going strong with its 2018 season. The troupe is currently wowing audiences with the Northeast’s premier production of Jersey Boys, which hauled in multiple Tony Awards for its hit-packed portrayal of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ meteoric rise. Jersey Boys at the Playhouse runs through October 28th, so you’ve got plenty of opportunities to hear “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and a slew of other classics.

(5) Exhibitions at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Another defining local cultural treasure, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art remains open through October, so take advantage of its last couple of months to check out both its exceptional permanent collection—better than 3,000 pieces strong—and temporary exhibitions. Those include The View From Narrow Cove, a fantastic overview of Ogunquit’s historic and contemporary artist community, as well as Lois Dodd: Drawings & Paintings, which celebrates a truly legendary Maine painter.

Come join us at an property for September in the Beautiful Place by the Sea: You’ll fall in love with the magic of the season!