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You've seen this before and you MUST SEE it in person

You've surely seen this building on your computer screen saver, framed on your doctors' wall, or in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ellen C
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Northborough, Massachusetts
Lovely spot

Lovely spot in a charming and picturesque town. It is very touristy, but it is easy to see why... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenn_Steinle
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Farmingdale
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You've surely seen this building on your computer screen saver, framed on your doctors' wall, or in a shop hawking 'New England' items. Some art teacher was apparently so frustrated that all his students painted it that he dismissed it as Motif Number 1. The...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely spot in a charming and picturesque town. It is very touristy, but it is easy to see why people want to spend time there.

Thank Jenn_Steinle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little harbor with this photo-op they call Motif #1. Unfortunately it was raining and a little foggy when I was there so I didn't get a great picture. Also I was there on a Tuesday during the off season and all the ice cream...More

Thank Connie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great time to photograph is morning and at night. Sometimes there are boats parked close to it, but during the day they are gone a lot. You can see it from all over the small harbor to try and get different angles minus obstructions....More

Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan to put Rockport, Mass., on your list of places to experience, and Motif No. 1 as the top site to see in Rockport. It's right in the center of this beautiful little town, across Bradley Wharf. We found parking on a side street just...More

Thank jamb28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a classic. It is the view everyone knows, the vista that everyone associates with Rockport. Don't miss it

Thank jgot
Reviewed August 21, 2018

A quaint gorgeous fishing shack..a beautiful harbor...a mixture of boats....a great New England village...one of our favorite spots we visit every year ....I have hundreds of photos of motif # 1...

Thank John G
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful site that can’t be missed! Bearskin neck is famous for the Motif Number 1 and is as beautiful in person as it is in pictures. A definite must see!

Thank cdiebold13
Reviewed July 30, 2018

I planned this trip to mark off some things I have always wanted to see. And boy howdy, Rockport and this iconic wharf did not disappoint. It was Sept, so a light rain, but not busy, so I had time to walk, look, sit on...More

3  Thank Elisabeth F
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

A motif is the repetition of art of one particular setting (whether it's painted or photographed). This fishing shack is the most popular motif in the world. The movie "The proposal" with Sandra Bullock was filmed here (wedding). Neat little history to take with you!

2  Thank Baxter H
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