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Rockport is a small village nestled on the scenic western shore of Penobscot Bay on the rugged north Atlantic coast. Home to Rockport College and the International Maine Photographic Workshops; this picturesque region has drawn artists, photographers and writers for generations. Rockport was the location for the Mel Gibson film, "Man Without a Face," and nearby Rockland was the setting for the movie, "In the Bedroom." Vast stretches of wilderness extend westward to the Canadian border from Rockport, and small fishing villages and sparsely inhabited offshore islands dot the area. Although remote, this quiet coastal village is not inaccessible. It's less than four hours drive from Boston on Route 1, the main tourist route up the Maine coast. Rockport is a short drive to the Camden Hills Recreational Facility and many lakes and ponds in the area provide swimming, sailing, fishing, and ice skating and skiing. The towns of Camden and Rockland are nearby, with a variety of museums and art galleries, shops, restaurants, theaters, music concerts and plays. Rockport is only two and a half-hours from Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park and about two hours from the Portland International Airport.

Surrounding areas: Camden, Maine (1.8 mi), Rockland, Maine (5.5 mi), Owls Head, Maine (7.7 mi), Lincolnville, Maine (8.3 mi), Thomaston, Maine (9.0 mi), Warren, Maine (9.3 mi), Union, Maine (10.0 mi)

Rockport Vacation Rentals

Rockport Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME (800) 341-1650
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME1.5 mi.(207) 236-6060
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME1.8 mi.(207) 236-6800
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME1.8 mi.(207) 236-8478
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME1.9 mi.(207) 236-0500
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME5.6 mi.(207) 594-2131
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME7.5 mi.(207) 236-3870
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME9.0 mi.(207) 594-6644
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME16.4 mi.(207) 372-6366
Belfast Harbor Inn91 Searsport Ave Rt 1Belfast, ME17.0 mi.(207) 338-2740
Comfort Inn Ocean's EdgeRR 5 Box 5290Belfast, ME17.0 mi.(207) 338-2090
Gull MotelRR 5 Box 5377Belfast, ME17.0 mi.(207) 338-4030
Light's Motel & Restaurant215 E Main StSearsport, ME21.2 mi.(207) 548-2405
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME4.4 mi.(207) 594-4209

Rockport Weather & Climate

The southern coast of Maine near the Penobscot Bay has very comfortable summers and falls, cold winters with frequent thaws and late, changeable springs. Summers are mild to cool by most people's standards, with very few summer nights too warm and humid for sleeping. Autumn has the greatest number of sunny days along the coast and is perfect for fall sightseeing. Winters are cold, but not as severe as the northeastern part of the state along the Canadian border. The White Mountains, to the northwest, keep considerable snow from reaching the Portland area and also help moderate the temperature. Normal precipitation is remarkably uniform throughout the year. Winds are generally light with the strongest being in the months of March and November. Temperatures well below freezing are reported each year, and cold waves sometimes come along with strong winds. Blizzards are possible but infrequent in Maine.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 9°F 4.76 in. 38°F
February 31°F 12°F 3.43 in. 36°F
March 39°F 22°F 4.73 in. 38°F
April 50°F 33°F 4.74 in. 44°F
May 61°F 43°F 4.38 in. 49°F
June 70°F 53°F 3.80 in. 55°F
July 76°F 59°F 3.19 in. 59°F
August 74°F 58°F 2.90 in. 62°F
September 66°F 50°F 4.31 in. 57°F
October 56°F 39°F 4.79 in. 54°F
November 45°F 29°F 5.25 in. 52°F
December 34°F 17°F 4.98 in. 44°F

Rockport Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located about 8 miles south of Rockport in Rockland, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located approximately 36 miles west of Rockport in Augusta, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located roughly 38 miles northwest of Rockport in Waterville, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located around 39 miles east of Rockport in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located about 44 miles northeast of Rockport in Bangor, Maine, the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located approximately 60 miles west of Rockport in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine, and finally the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located roughly 71 miles southwest of Rockport in Portland, Maine.

Rockport Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME79.6 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME82.9 mi.
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME39.1 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME82.9 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH114.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME 
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME5.5 mi.
Northport Golf ClubNorthportME12.0 mi.
Island Country ClubSunsetME18.7 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME19.7 mi.
Searsport Pines Golf CourseSearsportME20.5 mi.
Country View Golf ClubBrooksME25.4 mi.
Wawenock Country ClubWalpoleME29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME1.8 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME75.4 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME77.2 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME81.7 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME81.8 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME86.1 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME91.6 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME94.2 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH104.4 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH119.6 mi.
State Parks
Owls Head State ParkME6.8 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME7.0 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME18.3 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME18.5 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME20.1 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME23.2 mi. 
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME31.5 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME38.4 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME5.8 mi.(Art)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME44.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)

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