The Arts Are ALIVE in Rockport!
Artists, Music, Theater, Shopping, Exploring and more! 6 Area beaches, 2 lighthouses, over 25 restaurants and forty plus B&B’s and Inns. Rockport offers so much to do and spectacular ocean views! Motif Number 1 Rockport’s trademark red fishing shack on Bradley Wharf. One of the most famous sites, first by painters then by photographers.
WalktheWords.com offers educational walks in the Rockport and Gloucester woods. They offer two different tours as well. America’s oldest ghost town tour of historic Downtown Dogtown and the Babson Word Rocks that features boulders inscribed by words from the Great Depression. The second tour is the Whales Jaw Tour where you can walk the boardwalk at Briars Swamp. Both tour areas and rock formations were created by glaciers 10,000 years ago. Each of these tours are about 2 hours.
The Rockport Music offers concerts, events and music festivals. They are in their 30th season and offer performances during June and July.
Let’s Go Shopping!
Rockport has over 40 shops ThePewterShop is the oldest gift shop in Rockport. Founded in 1935 offering the finest items made of pewter from sculptures and picture frames to baby gifts and wine accessories.
The Bolivia Trading Post specializes in high quality Alpaca products, handcrafted silver jewelry and more. VillageSilversmith is your source for beautiful gemstones from all over the world. The Toad Hall Book Store is a full service independent bookstore dedicated to environmental conscience living. All net proceeds go to environmental projects and education.
Emerson Inn by the Sea Cape Ann’s only historic Grand Hotel located in the Pigeon Cove area of Rockport. This Inn features Award Winning Oceanfront Dining and Classic and Creative New England Cuisine. A Seaside veranda, Brunch and Dinner, Award Winning Wine List of over 100 selections and available for Weddings, Special Events and Conferences. They also feature a Halloween Ball every year.
Rockport also offers Parks, Bird Watching, Golf, Kayaking, Sailing, Hiking, Whale watching and Boat and Fishing Charters and Parties. For more info visit the RockportChamber of Commerce