Stroll the Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine
Newport’s Cliff Walk boasts exquisite ocean views and glimpses of Gilded Age mansions. Prouts Neck’s rocky shoreline will always be known as the place where painter Winslow Homer woke up early to take his daily stroll with his dog, Sam. Unfortunately, neither of those walks leaves you at Barnacle Billy’s (www.barnbilly.com), a beloved lobster-in-the-rough joint in Perkins Cove. Ogunquit’s Marginal Way rises atop the rugged shoreline, rewarding folks with views of pocket-sized beaches buttressed by boulders as you amble by century-old cedar trees and pines that have been stunted by the wind. The paved trail is accessible to all, from babies in strollers to the elderly in wheelchairs. Once in Perkins Cove, order that cup of chowder and lobster roll at the counter and grab a seat on the deck overlooking the harbor while you wait for your number to be called. You can make the return trip on the Marginal Way or take a trolley back into town.