Ahh, the long awaited vacation! Whether that brings to mind time spent by the pool or extra time sleeping in – you can certainly count on great outdoor things to do in Ogunquit. Highlights will include actual time spent in clean Maine air – no concrete sidewalks – and adventures worth sharing on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest. Ogunquit is a town that is truly a Maine destination.
Here are our top five Things to Do Outdoors in Ogunquit
Often called the best beach in New England, there are endless possibilities that come with over three miles of sand. You can have a mean volleyball tournament, build sandcastles, fly kites, or the ultimate Frisbee game. Or may just sit and watch the tide roll in since Ogunquit Beach is famous for its beauty. And no need to pack lots of beach gear – Our friends at Ogunquit Beach ‘n’ Sport have beach equipment such as chairs, coolers, and boogie boards available to rent.
Sure a day at the beach is nice, but there is way more to being at the ocean. Check out the beautiful sights of the Southern Maine – like Bald Head Cliff and the Nubble Light – from a FinestKind cruise. One of the best adventures for kids is a lobstering tour. You’ll departed from Perkins Cove on an authentic lobster boat and help a real Maine lobsterman haul in lobster pots while learning about the history and process of lobster fishing. You’ll also be steps away from Barnacle Billy’s and the Lobster Shack – you know, to try some of the product when back on land.
A Farmer’s Life
Did you know Maine is one of the most agricultural states in the US? With blueberries, potatoes and more, it’s easy to understand why Maine has such delicious food (you did get a lobster roll, right?). Take the little ones to Laudholm Farm, Beach Plum Farm or the Hilton Winn Farm to learn more about how farming is taking place. It’s a great way to explore and learn the importance of food sourcing. Plus, it comes with fresh air and the biggest ‘screen’ there is – open sky.
Take to the Sea – Or River
Wanna have an adventure with bragging rights? That’s easy. Check out Ogunquit’s surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding. These outdoor activities can be done year round with friends – the locals surf and paddle any day with waves. Head on up to Liquid Dreams in Ogunquit to be outfitted and take a lesson. Or if you already have your balance, rent the gear and get going up the Ogunquit River to check out the bird life and tidal marsh. Then check out the surf shop to find cool clothes for the next hot day.
Hit the Links
Yes, the course at Links at Outlook Farm is links style and you may have to get up at sunrise to make the old man the first on the course, but the gorgeous views are worth it. Another classic is the Cape Neddick County Club and if you both are avid golfers, the Ledges. Just remember Dad is not picking up the 19th hole tab and you may just want to give him an extra mulligan. Both courses are just a short drive from the hotel, so you’ll quickly get to tee off.
Still not sure about what to do outside in Ogunquit?
Add a little outdoor fun with a hike at Mt. Agamenticus or a drive to the top to see the sights. Ogunquit from this view is absolutely charming. Be sure to bring your camera. There really is nothing as refreshing as the crisp Maine air to super charge you for the great outdoor adventure.
If you’re thinking of visiting our Ogunquit hotel for your vacation, to enjoy a cocktail in the pub by the fireplace or to head to Maine for fun, check out our specials and great hotel room choices with a central location.