Rockland, Maine

Rockland, Maine

A thriving arts scene, dozens of restaurants and scores of shops and boutiques draw people to this historic seaside community on the western shore of Penobscot Bay. The home of the North Atlantic Blues Festival, the Maine Lobster Festival, and the Maine Boat & Home Show, Rockland’s Main Street overlooks a busy waterfront where lobstermen and women tend their traps, and pleasure craft find safe anchorage and moorings.

A national Main Street designated downtown!

TIP! Start your visit of downtown Rockland Maine at the 1924 landmark Strand Theatre located: 345 Main Street (map)

 


Photo credits:  The Strand Theatre, the Farnsworth Museum, The “Christmas Tree”
and Rockland Harbor are by Dave Clough Photography

Downtown features:

  • Waterfront - on the Penobscot Bay
  • Beautiful historic buildings
  • Locally-owned shops, restaurants and bars
  • A traditional working waterfront
  • Don't miss the Farnworth Museum, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), the Maine Lighthouse Museum and the Sail Power & Steam Museum

ROCKLAND, ME

Suggestions

The exciting highlights below are here to tempt you,
but there is much more to explore in downtown Rockland, Maine!

Dog on a leash

Dog Friendly Area:

The Rockland Harbor Trail! (info)

ROCKLAND, ME

Annual & Seasonal Events

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The Downtown Beat

Maine Home Interior Decor by BC

THIS MAINE ANTIQUE SHOPS TRAIL 
LETS YOU DISCOVER NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
 HISTORIC DOWNTOWNS

A great fall getaway!

With the arrival of autumn, we are winding down our summer garden activities, and are shifting our focus to our homes and our interiors. Now is a wonderful time to create or refresh a retreat that will keep us cozy and welcome our guests throughout winter. This seasonal urge to decorate makes fall the perfect season for antiquing. In this article, Main Street Maine makes shopping for antiques in Maine easy and much more interesting. Intrigued?

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Discover Maine’s iconic downtown buildings

Maine’s downtowns are home to hundreds of beautiful historic buildings. These edifices retain the character from the days when downtown was the destination for shopping,

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Bath Farmers Market

Don’t miss these great Maine downtown Farmers’ Markets!

It’s always fun to go to a farmers’ market, browse the appealing stalls, mingle with the local purveyors and artisans, and even listen to live music.

We’ve crafted a list for you here that goes a bit beyond the traditional market.

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Gardiner Maine Historic Downtown Area (by BC)

Ten Main Streets in Maine you should absolutely visit!

Main Street Maine highlights 10 Maine’s National Main Street communities that are vibrant places to find local food, shops, cultural happenings and great New England architecture. The following

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Map & Directions:

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ROCKLAND, ME

Contact Information

ROCKLAND MAIN STREET, INC.

Contact: Gordon V. Page, SR.

Website: Click here

rocklanddowntown@gmail.com

downtown hashtag: #SoMuchHappensInRockland

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