Halfway between Kennebunkport and Bar Harbor, the pretty town of Rockport has become one of the hidden gems of the mid-coast Maine region. The small, but stunning harbour is home to sailing and boat tours. Although it used to be a working harbour, today it is filled with pleasure and tour boats. Famous windjammers, yachts, and other beautiful boats can all be found in this quiet cove. Visitors can enjoy daily scenic excursions aboard schooners and other vessels or sunset dinner cruises with views of Penobscot Bay. For those looking to be more adventurous, try your hand at kayaking on the gentle waters around Rockport.
Downtown has an Opera House and is a thriving artists community, full of many local galleries, museums and art exhibitions. The relaxing town has delightful boutique shopping and delicious waterfront dining. Rockport received fame from Andre the Seal, who resided in theses waters and prompted a book and movie. Mel Gibson’s Man without a Face was also filmed here.