WHAT TO DO- When you disembark in Rockland, you'll be greeted by 2 nationally acclaimed museums, 18 art galleries and 23 restaurants, all in an easy walk from the downtown Rockland train station. Whether you decide to dig into a sweet, juicy lobster at the famous Maine Lobster Festival, play a round of golf on a world-class course situated on the rocky bluffs high above Penobscot Bay, enjoy the music at the North Atlantic Blues Festival, browse through boutiques, or view the world’s largest collection of Wyeth art at the Farnsworth, you’re sure to be taken by the town’s charm.
WHERE TO STAY It's hard to pick your accommodations when there are so many choices. The Rockland area has dozens of B & B's and elegant inns where antique filled rooms and a sense of history set the tone of your visit. There are also stately hotels where world-class hospitality caters to your every wish, or informal motels where you can get a good night’s rest. There are also several campgrounds, where you can experience the simplicity of nature and view Maine's most spectacular sunsets. You can choose a sailboat as your accommodation and wake to the sounds of lobster boats going out to haul in the day’s harvest, or rent a charming cottage with its own private beach.
WHERE TO EAT- If you're hungry, Rockland is the place to be. Some of the world’s best seafood can be found here, from sweet fresh Maine lobster to fresh steamed clams, sautéed scallops and locally-raised salmon. Whether you want to dig into your lobster dinner while sitting at a picnic table overlooking Rockland harbor, or enjoy your seafood cuisine at one of the town’s upscale restaurants, you can be assured that your appetite will be fully satisfied. Rockland also has a variety of ethnic eateries, where you can enjoy Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Mediterranean dishes or dine on French cuisine. Many restaurants rely on fresh, locally grown produce, and some even maintain their own gardens brimming with crisp vegetables and aromatic herbs. Enjoy!
For more activity, lodging and dining options, please visit the Mid-Coast Chamber of Commerces Web site at www.therealmaine.com.