17 Best Things to Do in Rockland Maine

Rockland ME, located on Penobscot Bay, is famous for its natural coastal beauty. The magnificent rocky and mountainous shore give visitors an honest New England experience and countless inlets and harbors make for some of the best sailing, boating, or hiking on the Maine coast. Surrounded by bays, peninsulas, rivers, and lakes means there are diverse opportunities to enjoy the water and terrain.

Located mid-coast, Rockland, ME serves as a convenient crossroads for travelers wanting to discover other coastal town as well. Rockland Harbor offers ferries to and from the thriving and varied island communities of Northhaven and Vinalhaven Islands, and is one of the best boating harbors on the East Coast.

There are many things to do in Rockland and the Glen Cove Inn can help you do them! Just ask our friendly staff about upcoming festivals, ferry rides, hiking, tours, shopping or dining.

Rockland, ME is also home to the annual Maine Lobster Festival! 20,000 pounds of lobster, live entertainment, art and craft vendors, cooking contests, and tours of US Navy ships make this five days in August a wonderful reason to visit.

Rockland also plays host to the North Atlantic Blues Festival, an annual two-day blues music festival in July featuring national blues performers; and the Main Boats, Homes and Harbors Show, a coastal lifestyle show featuring boatbuilding and marine service experts, artists, and home-builders.

The Rockland Harbor breakwater, nearly a mile long, leads to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse and gift shop…the perfect location for a picnic. Set sail on a windjammer cruise and view the beauty of Maine’s coast from the sea while searching for seals, porpoises, and whales.

Historic Maine Street in Rockland offers plenty of shopping and dining experiences, while the Strand Theater holds live events and films all year round. The Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center exhibit 18th and 19th century artwork of famous American artists. The Maine Lighthouse Museum (or Shore Village Museum) is full of lighthouse artifacts.

At Glen Cove Inn, you can watch the sunrise while relaxing in our heated pool. An affordable Rockport Maine accommodation choice, the Glen Cove Inn is conveniently located only minutes from Rockland, ME.

Whether you love to fish or golf, hike or boat, sightsee or shop…Rockland, Maine is your destination for genuine New England coastal fun! Book your stay with us today!