The Cart will pick you up in Ogunquit and drive you to your in-town destination. Rides to Footbridge Beach, shopping downtown, lunch or dinner spots, and to and from the Ogunquit Playhouse, for example.
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Did You Know...
Ogunquit, which means “beautiful place by the sea” in the indigenous language Abenaki, was at one time a village within Wells, Maine. The first sawmill in Ogunquit was established in 1686. Soon after, the shipbuilding industry emerged next to the Ogunquit River. Brigs, schooners, and dories were build by local shipwrights.
Fishing was the dominant livelihood back then a what was then known at Fish Cover. near the Josias River. Fishing at the cove was difficult, as it was unprotected by a headland from Atlantic storms. Each night the fishermen had to haul their boats ashore. They solved that problem when they formed the Fish Cove Harbor Association. They purchased land, allowing them to dig a channel to connect Fish Cove with the Josias River.
The trench was eventually complete and erosion helped further widen the passageway. The resulting tidewater basin has come to be known as Perkins Cove. Olgunquit was actually discovered by artists. It became a popular tourist area for it art. The Ogunquit Art Colony was established after 1898. It was quite common to see artists and fishermen working together around Perkins Cove. Seaside hotels and inns were built to accommodate summer tourists. A scenic trail called Marginal Way, dating back to the 1920s, runs along the coast from Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach.
Ogunquit was incorporated as a town when it seceded from Wells in 1980. And in 2016 our cozy town of Ogunquit was named America’s Best Coastal Small Town in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice.
Things To Do...
Our History and Culture
Don’t be fooled by the city’s small, walkable proximity! Ogunquit is a town bustling with culture and the arts. When you visit the Ogunquit Museum of American Arts you’ll find 1,600 pieces on view. At the Heritage Museum, you’ll step inside an 18th-century home to enjoy historic artifacts that reflect the city’s fishing and artistic culture. The Ogunquit Playhouse is known for its summer theater and Broadway-worthy shows. It’s set in a 1933 garage. The Levitt Fine Arts Theatre gives its visitors both live performances and movies. They even have a weekly silent film series that they have set to a live score.
Our Beach and Mountains
Ogunquit Beach is accessible by a footbridge. The bridge also connects it to Footbridge Beach. Both beaches have plenty of water activities, and both are a short walk to village shops. Marginal Way is a two-kilometer-long walking path along the beach. It’s a popular walk with absolutely stunning views of Maine’s rocky shoreline. The walk will keep you entertained with wildlife and shoreline until you find your way to Perkins Cove, a lobstering village.
Eat, Shop and Go Lobstering
Perkins Cove is south of Ogunquit. It’s another fishing village with plenty of quaint boutiques, galleries, and shops. They showcase the work of Maine artisans while the restaurants serve up the state’s famous lobster rolls. You’ll enjoy tour-guided outings of all kinds, from lobstering cruises to deep-sea fishing charters to lighthouse tours.