Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine is a scenic place to walk your dog during the off season. From October 1 through March 31, dogs are allowed on leash to enjoy this 1.25 miles stretch along the rugged coastline. However, NO dogs are allowed from April 1 through September 30, and there is a hefty $100 fine if caught breaking that rule.
The paved walkway has spectacular views of the quintessential Maine coastline, and is lined with benches to stop and enjoy the rugged cliffs and crashing surf. Marginal Way doesn't loop, so you will have to backtrack the way you came, or hop off at one of the many entry points to explore the abutting neighborhoods. The walkway is narrow and can be crowded even during the winter months. If your dog is not good in crowds, it may be best to enjoy one of the other Dog Friendly Places in the area instead. There are two municipal parking lots near Marginal Way. One lot is at Perkins Cove, at the south end of Marginal Way. Obed's Lot is at the north end, and can be entered from Cottage Street. Two hour parking is free during the off season. During the summer, when dogs are not allowed, there is a parking fee.