There’s no doubt in our minds that you’ll want to spend time exploring Rockland and beyond.
Here are a few of our favorite places to help inspire your extended vacation.
Rockland is not only home to the Taber but also the center of Maine’s lobster fishery. It boasts a vibrant cultural hub, complete with some of the finest small museums and galleries in the country, specialty shops and boutiques, and diversity in culinary destinations.
Rockland has a well-deserved reputation as a foodie’s paradise. There is something for everyone, from the James Beard award-winning Primo to traditional lobster shacks. Here are some of our favorite and unique spots:
- Fog Bar & Café
- In Good Company
- The Landings Restaurant
- Rockland Café
- Rustica Cucina Italiana
- Suzuki's Sushi Bar
- Waterworks Restaurant.
- Fiore Olive Oils & Vinegars
- fourTWELVE – select designers, stylish accessories, and gifts
- The Wine Seller – wines, cheeses, and gourmet food
Our Favorite Vendors
- 44 North Coffee
- Black Dinah Chocolatiers
- Jess's Market – family-owned seafood market
- Maine Street Meats – the best cheese around
- North Haven Oyster Co.
- Rock City Coffee
- Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery
- Farnsworth Art Museum – home of the Wyeth Family Maine Collection
- Maine Lighthouse Museum
- Owls Head Transportation Museum
- Project Puffin Visitor Center
- Sail Power & Steam Museum
A Bit Farther
Use Rockland as your home base to strike out and explore the surrounding area. Just up the road is the storybook village of Camden while the inland hills offer spectacular hiking. Beyond are a few worthy destinations.
40 Paper (Camden, ME)
Frog & Turtle Gastro Pub (Westbrook, ME)
Long Grain (Camden, ME)
- The Slipway (Thomaston, ME)
Day Trips & Islands
We recommend exploring these nearby parks and islands: