Rockport is a small town on Maine’s midcoast, and unless one takes the back road to Camden it’s easy to miss the charm of this place that has captured my heart.
Year after year Rockport is listed as one of the 10 most beautiful small towns in America. I’ll not disagree. One of the reasons is the harbor which I’ve shown in so many posts.
At one end is Indian Island with its now disabled lighthouse. It is the sight that after a day of boating welcomes me home.
At the other end is a boatyard specializing in building wooden boats and reproductions of historic ships.
Here, too, is the dock where I pick up lobsters right off the boat and that is a fishing spot for many.
In the park where I like to look out over the harbor is a granite statue of Andre, the very famous seal that entertained visitors for years and is a unique part of Rockport’s identity. If there is a child in your family, get the book telling Andre’s story. It’s guaranteed to become a favorite.
The harbor is also home to the Rockport Boat Club where on Friday evenings the hubby and I gather with friends to share a friendly and spirited time.
Rockport may be small, but it has two of the area’s most popular restaurants, both walking distance from our house. Salt Water Farm is a great place to enjoy fresh baked goodies for breakfast
and Shepherd’s Pie serves an outrageous Duck PB&J that is my favorite for dinner.
The Village also has 3 galleries and CMCA where I have spent many hours volunteering over the years.
At Ralston Gallery are wonderful photographs capturing the spirit of Maine’s islands and coast, and if one is lucky enough to catch Peter in the gallery he has stories to tell!
On the main street is this lovely little park
and the Opera House which hosts a lively summer concert schedule as well as programs during the off season.
The Rockport Library is a sweet place in the middle of the Village, and I rarely pass by without stopping to check out an audio book to listen to on my walks.
Yes, this little Village with its beautiful harbor is a special place reminiscent of times past with its slower and simpler pace in a location nature has blessed with beauty. Every day I am thankful for the moments I’m lucky enough to spend here.
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