Things to do in Rockport

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Things to Do in Rockport


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Quaint New England village ambiance with scenic beach views, unique shops, and eateries. Ideal for leisurely walks, local art, and people-watching. Limited parking.
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Tranquil state park with well-marked trails alongside an ocean view and a picturesque quarry lake, ideal for scenic walks and wildlife spotting.
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What travellers are saying

  • alancoogan
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have been there several times. It is a favorite. We haven't been there for about 5 years because of health issues but I hope to get back to Rockport soon. I love that little town!
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • j1000000
    Glastonbury, CT674 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth an hour or so to walk the nice park grounds and get great views of the sea. ...and on a clear day see NH and ME.
    Written September 8, 2023
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  • reise3
    1,269 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic, charming fishing shack made famous by painters & photographers. The little red shack is an iconic sight in Rockport. Beautiful harbor setting by an endearing little town. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written September 2, 2023
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  • Harmonicaharold
    Philadelphia, PA1,416 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the good fortune of being invited to the Cape Ann Jazz Workshop concert that featured Alexa Tarentino who is a rising star in the Jazz world. The hall is magnificent with a huge glass window in back of the stage showing the coastline and ships sailing in and out of the harbor. Hall acoustics were excellent and seats were comfy. Overall a superb experience and we had great pride in watching the student performers playing with the pros. A beautiful venue for beautiful music. Unforgettable!
    Written September 2, 2023
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  • altabell94
    Storrs, CT3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach sandy bottom very beautiful .great for family lifeguard on duty .great for family vacation.
    Written August 8, 2023
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  • Harmonicaharold
    Philadelphia, PA1,416 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a hidden gem. We came out of the heat into a lovely small air-conditioned museum venue and found a number of paintings that we loved.
    Written August 21, 2023
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  • Bob
    Merrimack, NH369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing view and very easy walk. In November not very crowded. We got our coffee n homemade apple cider donuts at Brothers Brew on Main St. We sat at their counter talking w Terry, the owner. Every pastry is made onsite. We strolled down to Dock Square, browsing in local shop windows. We sat on the bench n enjoyed ourselves. Definitely the quiet tourist time.
    Written November 13, 2023
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  • Alison P
    Wyomissing, PA632 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw this a couple of times- from the land at a distance and then on a whale watching tour, we were able to get closer. They are well worth seeing.
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • Linda_in_Quincy
    Quincy, MA402 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    through all kinds of weather including the blizzard of 1978 and the “perfect storm” of 1991. What is astounding is that this summer cottage and its furniture are made of paper!

    Elis Stenman, aided by his family, began his project in 1922 - newspapers were folded, glued and varnished to fashion a house. These were affixed to the wooden framework. The cottage was livable starting in 1924, and he continued to make furniture. By the time he was done, he had used about 100,000 copies of newspapers.

    It’s fun to walk through and read the headlines of the past. The writing desk highlights Lindbergh’s flight, and the grandfather’s clock the capital cities of the states.

    If you’re in the area, it’s definitely a curiosity worth visiting.
    Written May 13, 2023
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  • sun-reisender
    Gray, France114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    David is an artist with impressive skill working with oil on canvas, and a romantic capturing the special atmosphere of coastal Maine. I love the detailed rendering of houses, outbuildings and landscapes in a seasidey setting. I love the interiors with the play of sunlight beaming through old wooden double-hung windows. He captures childhood memories. A visit to his gallery and chat with him is a highlight of a visit to Rockport!
    Robert Hastings
    Written April 25, 2021
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  • Meg M
    New Hampshire139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Twin Lighthouses were awesome! My BF loves lighthouses, so this was a great place to visit. Cape Ann is beautiful and these can be seen for miles.
    Written July 9, 2018
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  • Lynn D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grow up Kenny, always a true friend excellent artist, first class love the dragon your old friend Ed DiPietro hope all is well to you and your family. Good old Rockport.
    Written February 6, 2024
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