Weekend Recap: Ogunquit, Maine

by agirlandhermutt on August 17, 2015

Earlier this summer I decided that this year would be the “Summer of New England”. I have lived in Boston for almost 10 years now and there are still so many local things that I have yet to do. I tell myself each year that I’m going to try to do x,y and z, but things come up and I never get around to doing them. Not this year!

This weekend I finally did a little more exploring in Maine. The focus of this trip was Ogunquit, a little beachy town with fun shops and plenty of restaurants.

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We left pretty early in the morning so we managed to get to Ogunquit a little before 10am. It was already in the 80s so I knew it was going to be a hot one.

The night before we left I read about something called the Marginal Way, a 1.5 mile walk near the water. The views were gorgeous with little places to stop and just enjoy.
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Pitstop to get a juice at the Loveshack!
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When we got to the beach we quickly realized that every.single.person in Ogunquit was at the beach. Seriously. It kind of looked like a pool or bathtub of people.
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We decided to just keep walking until we could find a little spot for our towels to fit. No lie. We had two towels and had a hard time finding a spot for them to be fully laid out and not in the way.

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Perfect spot FOUND!

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Despite the heat and massive amounts of people, the beach was just gorgeous! I loved the sand, the water and the massive amounts of people watching. There were so many speedos my neck started to hurt from staring.
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Once we were done at the beach we changed back into our regular clothes. I would have paid big money to not have had to put on my gross sweaty tank and undies from earlier in the day. Ugh. Planning fail.

No trip to Maine is complete without some lobster and a gorgeous view. We had sandwiches from Chowders Cafe and tried not to die from the heat.
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To make the day as wholesome as possible, there were a few brewery stops.

Hidden Cove in Wells, Maine. A favorite of mine because of their Jali beer, a jalapeno apricot beer. Untitled

Some Brewing Company, which just so happens to be in South Maine but they pronounce as “some”. They had great beer and this is very much a family run business. The Whoopie Pie Stout was a favorite!
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Exploring New England this summer has been a lot of fun. I have a few more weekends to go before I hit a really point in the year so I’m on the prowl for more adventures!

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Stephanie August 17, 2015 at 4:37 pm

one of my favorite spots 🙂 wish I was there today!

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jen @nutcaseinpoint August 18, 2015 at 2:31 pm

jalepeno apricot and whoopee pie?!!! oh man, i gotta try these.

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