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.

In Rockland

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.

Windjammer Wharf in Rockland, where you'll first step aboard the Taber.

Dining

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:

Shopping

Our Favorite Vendors

Museums

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.

Just a 10-minute drive from Rockland sits the community of Owls Head, home to the Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Owls Head Lighthouse.

Dining

Museums

Day Trips & Islands

We recommend exploring these nearby parks and islands: