Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Rockland, ME
Always the rough-and-tumble cousin to Camden and Rockport, Rockland has undergone a transformation in recent years, fueled largely by the growth of the arts, including the Farnsworth Art Museum and the new Center for Contemporary Maine Art. The city features critically acclaimed restaurants, shops, and galleries, clustered along Main Street. The working waterfront remains, with plenty of fishermen and workboat skippers still using the wharfs off Tillson Avenue. A variety of marinas cater to recreational craft of all sizes and shapes.
“Rockland has it all, literally,” said John Hanson, Publisher of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors. “There’s commercial maritime activity, yachting, boatbuilding, art, food, and it’s a transportation hub with a huge harbor right in the middle of the best cruising grounds. We couldn’t have picked a better place for the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show.”
Visitors to Rockland should check out the city’s iconic breakwater. The walk to the lighthouse on the end is exactly one-mile.
And go out to eat! Rockland has earned a reputation as a food mecca. The chef’s at Primo, Café Miranda, and Suzuki’s Sushi Bar have all received national recognition. In addition to the Farnsworth and CMCA, museums include the Lighthouse Museum, the Sail Power and Steam Museum, and the nearby Owls Head Transportation Museum.
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