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Guidebook for Rockland

Kathryn

Guidebook for Rockland

Arts & Culture
Many events are held here including North Atlantic Blues Festival, Maine Boats, Home and Harbor Show, Maine Lobster Festival - a walkable distance from house. Board Walk is next to it. Don't miss.
Harbor Park
1 Pleasant Street
Many events are held here including North Atlantic Blues Festival, Maine Boats, Home and Harbor Show, Maine Lobster Festival - a walkable distance from house. Board Walk is next to it. Don't miss.
Pick up a schedule outside the theatre on Maine St. Most of the films are ones that you would not see in regular cinemas. Many live shows as well.
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The Strand Theatre
345 Main Street
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Pick up a schedule outside the theatre on Maine St. Most of the films are ones that you would not see in regular cinemas. Many live shows as well.
Visit the Old Port and the Museum at the same time. About 1 1/2 hours from Rockland.
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Musée de Portland
7 Congress Square
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Visit the Old Port and the Museum at the same time. About 1 1/2 hours from Rockland.
This is home where Winslow Homer lived and painted from 1883 until death in 1910. Tickets are $55 per person and visitors must take a van from the Portland Museum of Art which restored it.
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Winslow Homer Studio
5 Winslow Homer Road
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This is home where Winslow Homer lived and painted from 1883 until death in 1910. Tickets are $55 per person and visitors must take a van from the Portland Museum of Art which restored it.
Shopping
Spend a happy hour with free tastings of oils and basalmics from around the world. Also have small gift boxes of savory & fruity flavors. Store also in Bar Harbor near Acadia National Park.
FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars
503 Main Street
Spend a happy hour with free tastings of oils and basalmics from around the world. Also have small gift boxes of savory & fruity flavors. Store also in Bar Harbor near Acadia National Park.
Right downtown . Ask for a Wellness card to take advantage of sale or special prices.
Rite Aid
28 Park Street
Right downtown . Ask for a Wellness card to take advantage of sale or special prices.
Rooms of antiques by local dealers - great place to visit on a rainy day.
Rockland Antiques Marketplace
25 Rankin Street
Rooms of antiques by local dealers - great place to visit on a rainy day.
World famous store of recreation, hunting and fishing, open 24 hours/day. Don't miss reduced price warehouse store separate from Main Store which has regular hours. Has summer outdoor concerts.
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L.L.Bean
95 Main Street
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World famous store of recreation, hunting and fishing, open 24 hours/day. Don't miss reduced price warehouse store separate from Main Store which has regular hours. Has summer outdoor concerts.
Old buildings restored with charming restaurants and shops.
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Old Port
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Old buildings restored with charming restaurants and shops.
Like a mini LL Bean. Here you can rent a canoe or a kayak. The staff is helpful and plenty of outdoor items to look at including clothing and sporting equipment. Another branch in Camden.
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Maine Sport Outfitters
115 Commercial Street
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Like a mini LL Bean. Here you can rent a canoe or a kayak. The staff is helpful and plenty of outdoor items to look at including clothing and sporting equipment. Another branch in Camden.
You can find State of Maine Cheese Company's products in the grocery stores and here where they make them. There is also a gift shop attached with Maine products. I love it during the curd season.
State of Maine Cheese Company/Rockport Marketplace
461 Commercial Street
You can find State of Maine Cheese Company's products in the grocery stores and here where they make them. There is also a gift shop attached with Maine products. I love it during the curd season.
Beautifully crafted items by the inmates, furniture to nicknacks. Good place to pick up inexpensive gifts stamped Maine State Prison on the back.
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Maine State Prison Showroom
358 Main Street
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Beautifully crafted items by the inmates, furniture to nicknacks. Good place to pick up inexpensive gifts stamped Maine State Prison on the back.
easy access
Walmart Supercenter
55 Thomaston Commons Way
easy access
Sightseeing
This small open chapel and gardens overlooks the sea. Many weddings take place here - a place of peace and beauty.
Vesper Hill Children's Chapel
Chapel Road
This small open chapel and gardens overlooks the sea. Many weddings take place here - a place of peace and beauty.
This .8 mile long breakwater with lighthouse at the end is a favorite walk for people. Watch your feet as several people have broken legs here with misteps over the quarry rocks.
Breakwater
This .8 mile long breakwater with lighthouse at the end is a favorite walk for people. Watch your feet as several people have broken legs here with misteps over the quarry rocks.
A collection preserved over the years by the late Ken Black, a former Commander the Coast Guard. His wife Dot runs the gift shop so say hello. Attached is Chmbr of Comerce with tourist pamplets.
Maine Lighthouse Museum
1 Park Dr
A collection preserved over the years by the late Ken Black, a former Commander the Coast Guard. His wife Dot runs the gift shop so say hello. Attached is Chmbr of Comerce with tourist pamplets.
Mt. Battie view overlooks Camden & Penobscot Bay. Scenes from Peyton Place filmed there & in Camden. Also tribute to Edna St. Vincent Millay who was a local. Paths for hiking.
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Mount Battie
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Mt. Battie view overlooks Camden & Penobscot Bay. Scenes from Peyton Place filmed there & in Camden. Also tribute to Edna St. Vincent Millay who was a local. Paths for hiking.
Beautiful view looking back over Rockland Harbor and Penobscot Bay. Steep steps up to lighthouse. Rocky beach with picnic table and New England's Rubi Rigosa roses.
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Owls Head Lighthouse
Lighthouse Rd
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Beautiful view looking back over Rockland Harbor and Penobscot Bay. Steep steps up to lighthouse. Rocky beach with picnic table and New England's Rubi Rigosa roses.
Beautiful and quaint island. Take the Monhegan Mail Boat early in the day and return late afternoon.
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Monhegan Island
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Beautiful and quaint island. Take the Monhegan Mail Boat early in the day and return late afternoon.
Catch the Mail Boat from Port Clyde to Monhegan Island.
Port Clyde
Catch the Mail Boat from Port Clyde to Monhegan Island.
Maine's National Park. Drive Loop Road - many stops - Thunder Hole, Sandy Beach, Otter Cliffs+. Lunch at Jordan Pond House. Nearby is popular Bar Harbor. Leave early from Rockland, make a day it.
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Parc national d'Acadia
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Maine's National Park. Drive Loop Road - many stops - Thunder Hole, Sandy Beach, Otter Cliffs+. Lunch at Jordan Pond House. Nearby is popular Bar Harbor. Leave early from Rockland, make a day it.
This is the summer retreat of Franklin Roosevelt and where he contracted polio. You need your passport as it is in Canada.
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Campobello Island
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This is the summer retreat of Franklin Roosevelt and where he contracted polio. You need your passport as it is in Canada.
Rockland : - wealth built on limestone, sardine factories, now a tourist town with art galleries, diverse restaurants, and lobster boats. See the real working waterfront. Off Tillson Ave.
Rockland Municipal Fish Pier
17 Commercial Street
Rockland : - wealth built on limestone, sardine factories, now a tourist town with art galleries, diverse restaurants, and lobster boats. See the real working waterfront. Off Tillson Ave.
The inn once housed quarry workers. Walk the causeway to Clark Island & follow the paths passing quarries & granite slabs left behind. Reach the other side of the island to view the ocean.
The Craignair Inn by the Sea
5 3rd Street
The inn once housed quarry workers. Walk the causeway to Clark Island & follow the paths passing quarries & granite slabs left behind. Reach the other side of the island to view the ocean.
Drop in and see the work to save the islands' puffin population.
Project Puffin Audubon Center
311 Main Street
Drop in and see the work to save the islands' puffin population.
Catch a ferry to North Haven or Vinalhaven. (800-491-4883 schedule) Visit it and view the beautiful handcrafted windows of sea life. Take Concord Trailways bus to & from Bangor, Portland or Boston.
517 Main St
517 Main St
Catch a ferry to North Haven or Vinalhaven. (800-491-4883 schedule) Visit it and view the beautiful handcrafted windows of sea life. Take Concord Trailways bus to & from Bangor, Portland or Boston.
Day Sail on Morning in Maine, a coastal ketch.Behind police department, dock beside Buoy Park. Capt. Bob Pratt. Call 691-SAIL (7245)
Police Plaza
Day Sail on Morning in Maine, a coastal ketch.Behind police department, dock beside Buoy Park. Capt. Bob Pratt. Call 691-SAIL (7245)
Captain Spear Drive, off Tillson Ave. Captain Daniel Bennett, 691-5407
Captain Spear Drive
Captain Spear Drive, off Tillson Ave. Captain Daniel Bennett, 691-5407
Sugarloaf Mountain is known for its downhill skiing and Carrabassett Valley for its cross-country . Sugarloaf is a Swiss resort vs Carrabassett's down home lodge with great pea soup.
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Sugarloaf
5092 Access Road
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Sugarloaf Mountain is known for its downhill skiing and Carrabassett Valley for its cross-country . Sugarloaf is a Swiss resort vs Carrabassett's down home lodge with great pea soup.
Climb to the top of Beech Hill and you will see Penobscot Bay one way and local lakes the other. There is a sod house on the top which was a summer retreat for a doctor's family in the early 1900s.
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Beech Hill Preserve
316 Beech Hill Road
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Climb to the top of Beech Hill and you will see Penobscot Bay one way and local lakes the other. There is a sod house on the top which was a summer retreat for a doctor's family in the early 1900s.
Entertainment & Activities
Open 7 days/week with air/vehicle events on many weekends. Children under 18 are free; special children's area on events weekends. Go in morning of events -antique planes will fly weather permitting.
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Owls Head Transportation Museum
117 Museum Street
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Open 7 days/week with air/vehicle events on many weekends. Children under 18 are free; special children's area on events weekends. Go in morning of events -antique planes will fly weather permitting.
Our local lake on Rt 17
Chickawaukie Pond
Our local lake on Rt 17
Camden's lake on Rt. 52 with the cliffs of Camden State Park overlooking it. Picnic area.
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Megunticook Lake
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Camden's lake on Rt. 52 with the cliffs of Camden State Park overlooking it. Picnic area.
On rt 32, picnic area and beach
Damariscotta Lake
On rt 32, picnic area and beach
Includes replicas of animals of Maine and traditional trades of Maine. Small fee for entrance. Very good museum. Also tour the State House next door. Visit gift shop.
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Maine State Museum
230 State St
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Includes replicas of animals of Maine and traditional trades of Maine. Small fee for entrance. Very good museum. Also tour the State House next door. Visit gift shop.
Has children's section, comfortable reading room with newspapers, films, dvds, WiFi, free link to Ancestry website. Programs every Thursday night. Many community meetings there. Books for sale .
Rockland Public Library
80 Union Street
Has children's section, comfortable reading room with newspapers, films, dvds, WiFi, free link to Ancestry website. Programs every Thursday night. Many community meetings there. Books for sale .
Includes playground for children .
Rockland Recreation Department
44 Limerock Street
Includes playground for children .
A beautiful sandy ocean beach with gorgeous views. Along each side are rocks to climb and pools of water to study when the water recedes. Picnic tables. Parking lot next to beach. Aka Lucia Bch.
Birch Point State Park
A beautiful sandy ocean beach with gorgeous views. Along each side are rocks to climb and pools of water to study when the water recedes. Picnic tables. Parking lot next to beach. Aka Lucia Bch.
rentals, tours, lessons, sales Has family kayaks and children's life jackets Find online
Ducktrap Kayak
2175 Atlantic Highway
rentals, tours, lessons, sales Has family kayaks and children's life jackets Find online
Everything Else
Located underneath the Chamber of Commerce & Lighthouse Museum on Park Drive. 911 or 207-594-0316
Rockland Police Department
1 Police Plaza
Located underneath the Chamber of Commerce & Lighthouse Museum on Park Drive. 911 or 207-594-0316
Our local hospital.
Pen Bay Medical Center
6 Glen Cove Drive
Our local hospital.
This is where I buy my lobster and clams. They will pull a crate out of the water and you can pick your own lobster. I would recommend 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 lb size. I have pot, crackers & directions.
Ship To Shore Lobster Co LLC
9 Main Street
This is where I buy my lobster and clams. They will pull a crate out of the water and you can pick your own lobster. I would recommend 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 lb size. I have pot, crackers & directions.
Since going to Jessica once a month for a massage, I no longer suffer back pain. She finds all those tight spots and loosens them. She is at Sharp's Point South building. Call 594-9794.
Balance Massage Studio
75 Mechanic Street
Since going to Jessica once a month for a massage, I no longer suffer back pain. She finds all those tight spots and loosens them. She is at Sharp's Point South building. Call 594-9794.
State Library and Archives for genealogical research.
Maine State Library
230 State Street
State Library and Archives for genealogical research.
Skiing in winter; sometimes in summer the lodge will have events and give chair rides to the top.
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The Camden Snow Bowl
20 Barnestown Road
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Skiing in winter; sometimes in summer the lodge will have events and give chair rides to the top.
Small local museum at the library including historical artifacts.
Rockland Historical Society
80 Union Street
Small local museum at the library including historical artifacts.
This is the Shaker Village and Museum. There is a gift shop and website.
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
707 Shaker Road
This is the Shaker Village and Museum. There is a gift shop and website.
Essentials
Old-fashioned local pick-up store with very good lobster and crabmeat rolls. You can eat in or take out. Definite local flavor. Close to Birch Point State Park.
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Keag Store
4 Elm Street
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Old-fashioned local pick-up store with very good lobster and crabmeat rolls. You can eat in or take out. Definite local flavor. Close to Birch Point State Park.
It's a little over a mile from here.
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Hannaford Supermarket
75 Maverick Street
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It's a little over a mile from here.
Competes with Hannaford as Rockland's two main groceries.
Shaw's
235 Camden Street
Competes with Hannaford as Rockland's two main groceries.
A lot of people pick up lobsters and crab meat here.
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Jess's Market
118 South Main Street
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A lot of people pick up lobsters and crab meat here.
Food Scene
An old garage turned into a restaurant and recently enlarged. A favorite eating place by the locals. It has a deck although it is on the busy Main St. (.7 mi)
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Home Kitchen Cafe
650 Main Street
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An old garage turned into a restaurant and recently enlarged. A favorite eating place by the locals. It has a deck although it is on the busy Main St. (.7 mi)
I have not been there but did have a tasty curried shrimp appetizer they offered outside at the Summer Solstice Festival.
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In Good Company
415 Main Street
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I have not been there but did have a tasty curried shrimp appetizer they offered outside at the Summer Solstice Festival.
This is a restaurant that has been written up in national magazines and is considered very good.. It is quite expensive but I heard that it has an upstairs less expensive area. You may need to book.
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Primo Restaurant
2 Main Street
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This is a restaurant that has been written up in national magazines and is considered very good.. It is quite expensive but I heard that it has an upstairs less expensive area. You may need to book.
Another favorite with locals, serves breakfast and lunch - go at dawn and you may run into lobstermen
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Brass Compass Cafe
305 Main Street
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Another favorite with locals, serves breakfast and lunch - go at dawn and you may run into lobstermen
On the Main St and popular with the locals. Wonderful large photographs on the walls from the shipbuilding days.
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Rockland
441 Main Street
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On the Main St and popular with the locals. Wonderful large photographs on the walls from the shipbuilding days.
Right on the water with an open deck on warm days. Varied menu including fried fish, my favorite. Mike Miller, the director of my steel drum band has just bought this restaurant and reopened it.
Landings Restaurant & Lounge
1 Commercial Street
Right on the water with an open deck on warm days. Varied menu including fried fish, my favorite. Mike Miller, the director of my steel drum band has just bought this restaurant and reopened it.
The old waterworks is now a pub with a deck. Many different beers to try. Fried fish is very good also. Pick up a basket of free popcorn on your way in.
Waterworks Restaurant
7 Lindsey Street
The old waterworks is now a pub with a deck. Many different beers to try. Fried fish is very good also. Pick up a basket of free popcorn on your way in.
One of my favorite restaurants. I love to go there for pasta and to sit on the room on the right side which I find very calming. 594-0015
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Rustica
315 South Main Street
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One of my favorite restaurants. I love to go there for pasta and to sit on the room on the right side which I find very calming. 594-0015
Extremely popular restaurant in the area. The menu selections are plentiful. While it seems small and noisy upon entering, this quickly vanishes with the delight of the food. Reservations 594-2034.
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Cafe Miranda
15 Oak Street
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Extremely popular restaurant in the area. The menu selections are plentiful. While it seems small and noisy upon entering, this quickly vanishes with the delight of the food. Reservations 594-2034.
The MV Monhegan for cruises and a dining area where you can eat and have a drink as it sits at the dock. In the past I had a hard time figuring out just when it was open so check. 207-596-5660
M V Monhegan Cruises
The MV Monhegan for cruises and a dining area where you can eat and have a drink as it sits at the dock. In the past I had a hard time figuring out just when it was open so check. 207-596-5660
If you go to Portland, you can eat at this restaurant which was an old ferry. It is in the water and you can see the harbor. It has a large dining area and a bar area for less expensive items.
DiMillo's Marina
148 Commercial Street
If you go to Portland, you can eat at this restaurant which was an old ferry. It is in the water and you can see the harbor. It has a large dining area and a bar area for less expensive items.
A working fish pier with outdoor seating for lobster & fresh seafood. (7.4 mi)
315 Island Rd
315 Island Rd
A working fish pier with outdoor seating for lobster & fresh seafood. (7.4 mi)