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What to see in the Rockport area?

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What to see in the Rockport area?

We are planning a 7-night trip from Cape Cod up the Maine Coast and across to Mt Washington, North Woods, and into Vermont. We are interested in coast line, ferry boat or some sort of boat tour, mountains, moose, covered bridges, and history. Is Rockport a good central town to spend two nights, or should we stay one night around Portland and then drive up closer to Bar Harbor?

Our first trip to New England, so all advice is appreciated.

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1. Re: What to see in the Rockport area?

Rockland, Rockport, and Camden are all within about 10 miles of each other. Find a place to stay that appeals to you and then go exploring in the other towns. Camden is the most quaint with a beautiful harbor, lots of sailboats, nice shops, plus two state parks. Rockland is the more "city-ish" but still has lots of waterfront, a great art museum (the Farnsworth), a lighthouse museum, a breakwater with lighthouse, and some great restaurants, including Primo, which just keeps piling up awards. Rockland is the smallest but still a pretty little town with a nice harbor and a memorial to Andre the Seal. Between the three, you'll definitely find coastline, boat tours, mountains (Mt. Battie State Park in Camden) and history. Not so sure about the moose and covered bridges. You'll also find a cheese making business and a winery. Definitely a great area to use as a hub for exploring.

Enjoy!

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2. Re: What to see in the Rockport area?

Can't wait - thanks!

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