Discovering Rockland

Rockland was recently named one of the 2 "coolest small towns in America" by Budget Travel, and received the honor of being named to the National Historic Trust's 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations.
With its authentic working waterfront, its many and varied art galleries, its superb dining experience which includes two restaurants that recently won James Beard awards, Rockland is truly a must-visit experience for all!
Add to that the myriad of enjoyable outdoor experiences, such as sailing, golfing and hiking, Rockland should be at the center of your Maine visiting or vacationing adventure. For a wonderful site about all that Rockland has to offer, visit Rocklandmainstreet.com
 
Lodging:
You'll find many places to stay in Rockland and the surrounding midcoast area, such as the fine bed and breakfasts of the
Historic Inns of Rockland, the most luxurious bed and breakfast accommodations in Rockland.
 
Galleries:
Rockland is home to many galleries, most of which belong to Arts in Rockland, an organization of 22 galleries that welcome visitors year-round, and particularly on every First Friday for their monthly art walk.
 
Restaurants:
Rockland is home to many wonderful restaurants that feature both traditional Maine specialties and wonderful international flavors. Below is a list of some of these:
 
Archer's on the Pier
Atlantic Baking Company
Brass Compass
Cafe Miranda
Clan McClaren's
Fog Bar
In Good Company
L & H Burgers
Primo
Rock City Cafe
Rustica
The Slipway (Thomaston)
Sunfire Grill
Susuki's
 
Surrounding Area Attractions
There is so much to do in the beautiful midcoast. Below are just a few of the local attractions:
 

Regional Guides:
 
Pen Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce
www.therealmaine.com

City of Rockland
www.ci.Rockland.me.us

Maine Art Museums
www.maineartmuseums.org

Maine Office of Tourism
www.visitmaine.com
www.mainetourism.com

Maine Information Resource Guide
www.state.me.us

Maine Foliage guide
state.me.us/doc/foliage/foliage.htm

Weather
www.state.me.us/mema/weather/weather.htm

Museums directories
dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Museums_Galleries_and_Centers