Mini Road Trip to Ogunquit, ME
Yesterday I decided to pack up the mobile office and work from Maine for the day. I tossed my computer, notebook, and a sweatshirt in my Land Ho duffel and hit the road. It was a crisp, 60 degree September day and the leaves in Southern Maine were already beginning to turn, a lovely added pop of color in an already stunning coastal town.
When I was about fifteen minutes outside of Ogunquit I came to a fork in the road with a sign for Cape Neddick Lobster Pound. They have the most beautiful buoy display of all time so I simply could not pass by the opportunity to check it out while in the area. Highly recommend for all my fellow buoy lovers!
Three million buoy pics later, I finally made it to Ogunquit. I started off with a late morning latte from a cute Parisian-style coffee shop called Mornings in Paris . I couldn’t resist picking up a pack of their macarons, as well, yum! I sat at a cute bistro table on a little deck outside and did some Shore Road people watching. Super relaxing, friendly vibe- a great first stop.
The skies were threatening so I did an abbreviated version of the walk I had planned along Marginal Way. It is a beautiful pedestrian and bike friendly walkway that extends just over a mile with gorgeous views of the coastline.
When I do a day trip, I typically love exploring every nook and cranny of a town, but since there were lots of showers in the forecast I decided to stay on the main strip so I could easily duck into stores and restaurants as needed. Luckily, Ogunquit’s main stretch of shops overlooks the ocean so it was a great place to be “stuck”. As I walked along the Shore Road strip, I stumbled upon my *dream* store, Goods Ogunquit. It is a tiny building filled with neutral, coastal treasures- swoon. I scoped out out a few other little gift shops before taking a work/lunch break.
I was just hoping for a quick, affordable lunch so I decided to check out a spot I had seen on my walk called The Beach Basket. Adorable, cozy decor and delicious food (extensive grilled cheese menu), it was the perfect place to hunker down for a bit while it rained.
The storm passed and I decided to venture about a mile from the center to Perkins Cove. This place has a special spot in my heart- it was the location of our very first official Paperboat photoshoot. It is a quaint section of Ogunquit with several shops and restaurants. It also features a beautiful footbridge and a harbor full of brightly colored boats- a perfect backdrop for a stunning coastal New England photoshoot.
I explored for a while longer, popping into a few different boutique stores, and taking tons of pictures. As my luck would have it, the sun came out just as I was getting in my car to head home, ha! Oh well, even a rainy day in Ogunquit is a beautiful one. Can’t wait to visit again!