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Rockport, Mass Travel Guide
Escape to historic Rockport, Massachusetts.

For over 160 years, people have traveled to Rockport for our miles of lovely beaches, boulder-strewn paths through woods and glades, and that uncommonly magical light that has inspired painters since Winslow Homer.

In an hour's pleasant drive north of Boston, you can enjoy a romantic getaway, exquisite dining and a unique shopping experience—all in a single day.

The Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce invites you to use our online travel guide to find a vacation package that will give you a break from the bustle of city life. Come visit our seaside village just 40 miles north of Boston (see map).

31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival
September 4, 2015 - September 6, 2015
The 31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival will be held September 4th - 6th 2015 more
The Rockport Farmers Market, this week featuring its annual Ice Cream Social from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, provides fresh surprises with its roster of vendors offering small-batch, locally-produced food Saturday mornings in the heart of downtown Rockport. more
Rockport's very own, Thi Linh Wernau, presents the east coast premiere screening of her documentary film, "Darkness and Light." Wernau interviews 11 wounded veterans and marines, through the lens of her photography series, "You. Are. Beautiful." more
TRAILS & SAILS: Two Weekends of Walks and WaterTRAILS & SAILS: Two Weekends of Walks and Water
September 18, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Hike, Bike, and Sail during the 14th annual Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water. Experience the natural beauty, cultural resources and American heritage found in the Essex National Heritage Area, encompassing all of Cape Ann and located just n more
Five years after Celebrate Gloucester, top North Shore musicians once again take the stage at Gloucester's award-winning HarborWalk for an extraordinary day of music, food and family fun to help the Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizens Fund support our local more
Rockport @ Night 2015Rockport @ Night 2015
October 2, 2015
Every First Friday night, from MAY 1st through OCTOBER 2nd galleries and shops will open their doors from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (and sometimes even later) for a “Rockport @ Night” event.
The annual Rockport HarvestFest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families. more
The 33rd annual Essex ClamFest will be held from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in Memorial Park in Essex. The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best chowd more
Santa arrives in Rockport Harbor on a lobster boat, followed by a parade from T-Wharf to Dock Square for the town Tree Lighting festivities. more
2015 Cape Ann Guide A new guide for all things Cape Ann-- our 2015 edition is now available!
Rockport is a community of the very special region that is Cape Ann. Click here for more information about Cape Ann.
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Rockport Division Members of the Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce may find information on upcoming Chamber events, meetings, member benefits, and more at

On Friday, September 4, the vibrant bluegrass group Della Mae performs at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Judy Collins returns for two shows on September 10 and 11, followed by singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin on Sunday, September 13.

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down another six cents from last week, according to AAA Northeast.

As part of the visit of The Wall That Heals, the traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., to Gloucester from July 9 through July 12, the MBTA and the Commonwealth will provide special round-trip train service for Veterans.

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts remain the same as last week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s June 8th survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.66 per gallon, the same as last week.

Tuck Inn B&B in Rockport
Rockport Inn & Suites!
Cape Ann Motor Inn at Long Beach
The Stunning Seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center
Inns of Rockport
The Quarterdeck Inn By The Sea, Rockport
Gourmet breakfast dining in Rockport
Pleasant Street Inn, Rockport, MA
Atlantis Oceanfront Inn in Gloucester


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of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
Moonrise Over Motif No 1 - photo courtesy Tom Cox Halibut Point State Park - photo courtesy Les Bartlett