Ogunquit is known as a "Mecca" for runners and walkers alike. Don't forget to pack your running gear, and get moving, or just run barefoot on the beach!
Healthy Living in Ogunquit
Eight ways to keep up with fitness while on vacation in Ogunquit.
What is Ogunquit?
Often misspelled and mispronounced, Ogunquit is the friendly little beach and artist colony that hovers on the southern coast of Maine. Ogunquit features one of the top rated beaches in the USA, and a picturesque walk called the Marginal Way. Ogunquit is only 4 square miles. There are two main sections: the village, and Perkins Cove. Most gay nightlife and B&B's are located in the village.
How to Get Here
Ogunquit is only 66 miles north of Boston, 4.5 hours from NYC, and is closer than Provincetown no matter where you are. It is served by three airports, an Amtrak line, and right off I-95. New for 2011 CJ Bus Lines Motorcoach service from NYC to Portsmouth NH. Portsmouth is 20 minutes from Ogunquit
When to Go
All Year! High season is Memorial Day to Labor Day. Reservations are highly recommended. Fall foliage is also a great time to go. There are many different events happening during the year.
Autumn shoulder season is Sept 11 to Nov 11.
Ogunquit has several ATM's and two Banks (Bangor, Key, & Kennebunk Savings).
What to wear
Casual for most restaurants, and shopping. Bring a light coat or sweatshirt because it can get chilly (even in August). Some restaurants, such as Arrows, require a jacket. Most people attending the Ogunquit Playhouse will wear long pants and a collared shirt, and non athletic footwear. Most restaurants are casual dress. Shorts and sandals are appropriate just about anywhere.
During season many people will go to the Front Porch or Maine Street for apres soleil cocktails. Then people migrate to many of the numerous restaurants. Cuisine ranges from French Country at Provence, to pizza at La Pizzeria to seafood at Oarweed Restaurant in Perkins Cove. Maine Street is popular all evening. Dancing starts late around 10 pm and swings to 1 am. Like all of Maine, last call is before 1 am. The Club has a tea dance every Sunday from 5 to 9. Maine Street has tea dance Saturdays and Sundays from 4 to 8.
The Gay & Lesbian section is 200 meters going north on the beach. When you hear Cher playing on the radio you know you've arrived!
The Ogunquit attitude is quite friendly compared to other gay resort towns. It's quite easy to strike up a conversation at Maine Street, the Front Porch or The Club. The local gay crowd tends to be helpful and friendly!
Please ask your local innkeeper for AA and AIDS Support group meetings.
AA meetings are Sundays at 8pm at the Dunaway Centre on Cottage Street. There are also other meetings at the Baptist church on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am.
Ogunquit also has a weekly support group committed to serving as a bridge connecting and supporting men who have sex with men (MSM), gay men, bisexual men, and questioning men through educational and community activities. This diverse mix of activities will provide these men with alternatives to the gay bars and on-line hook up sites by drawing attention to the rise in STD infections, the steady number of HIV infections among the gay male population, and the importance of establishing and maintaining a visible community. It is the hope of all participants and supporters that a safe and non-judgmental environment be created to allow for the comfortable exploration of sexual identities.
For More info visit http://www.googunquit.net
Ogunquit is a very safe town with almost no crime. Take normal precautions, but you should not feel unsafe walking through town at any time of the day or night. In addition, we are blessed with a gay-friendly police force.
The Police Association also sells T-shirts, a great souvenir. The Police Station is located at 20 Cottage Street. All emergencies phone 911, to get the OPD during regular business hours 207 646 9362
Visiting Ogunquit and need a dog walker or sitter?
Visiting Ogunquit, and you need a real vacation! Karen can help! Karen Smith is Ogunquit's "Dog lady". She is reliable, trustworthy and well referenced. Dog's lOVE her. Karen also is a LICSW. Karen will lovingly walk and play with your dog, while you are at play. For over 14 years, Karen IS Ogunquit's "Dog Lady". Phone Karen at 207 502 0383
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Weekend Dance Party
MaineStreet heats up with Weekend Dance Parties this Autumn.
Ogunquit big Gay nightspot ( #Kardashian Free Zone, no tiaras, Sashes etc) Two dance floors.
Coming from NYC? Take the Motor Coach in 2016
Direct motorcoach service via C&J Bus Lines from NYC to Ogunquit Maine,
High Heel Dash- OgunquitFEST weekend
Don we now our gay apparel.....get your heels, and get ready and go! An Ogunquit favorite! Sunday afternoon, October 23rd. Come race, run, or just join in the fun!
To compete must be in Perkins Cove by 2.30pm
Also this weekend are many other events. check out the chamber's VisitOgunquit.org for more details
Weddings by Frances Reed, Wedding Guide
It's wedding season in Ogunquit!
Get married in Ogunquit! Frances is a licensed officiant to perform marriage ceremonies in Maine.
Do you want a simple "I Do" ceremony or a Marginal Way Service? Let Frances help you.
Frances Reed, Masters in Judaic Studies and is vice President of the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce.
Get more info here Maine Marriage Guide by Frances.
Call 207.337.4191 or email email@example.com
Rocky Horror Picture show- Thursday 10/20
Come watch the remake of Rocky Horror. We will be showing it on all our screens in the main lounge with snacks and drink specials. Pub menu will also be available. Showtime is at 8PM
Don't miss this classic with a star studded cast.
Frequently Asked, FAQ
Often misspelled and mispronounced, Ogunquit (Algonquit, Ogonquit) is the friendly little beach and artist colony that hovers on the southern coast of Maine. Ogunquit features one of the top rated beaches in the USA, and a picturesque walk called the Marginal Way. Ogunquit is only 4 square miles. There are two main sections, the village and Perkins Cove. Most gay nightlife, B & B's and Inns are located in the village. The main beach, Marginal Way are also in the village.