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Welcome to Rockland

Rockland is a small community in Knox County, Maine. It’s part of the midcoast area and is best known for its gorgeous coastal views and water life. Its picturesque, rocky shores and surrounding inlets are great for sailing and hiking.

In addition to its rich outdoor life, Rockland is best known for its artistic and cultural opportunities and its exciting dining life. It’s a popular destination for travelers and makes an ideal vacation spot.

Many homes are charming colonials or old farmhouses. 

What to Love

  • Arts
  • Harbor
  • Restaurants

People and Lifestyle

Rockland is a highly suburban community. While it may be small, it’s certainly not lacking in culture or community opportunities. The people here are artistic and curious, and there’s a sense that novelty and creativity are appreciated. The harbor and surrounding coast are great options for sea-lovers.

Rockland is best for those who are artistically minded. It’s a thriving community with access to the water with a large harbor. Rockland is progressively becoming the #1 art community in Maine. It’s also a great vacation spot and has 2 renowned art museums.

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

The Center for Contemporary Art is a major Rockland attraction. The museum features exhibits of both established and emerging artists and hosts many yearly events. If you’re a fan of American art, be sure to check out the Farnsworth Museum. For over 100 years, the Rockland Breakwater Light has ushered sailors in from the sea. Take a walk and explore the lighthouse. 

After touring the town, stop by one of Rockland’s many eateries. Primo Restaurant is an excellent place for Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, as is Ada’s Kitchen. For some American fare, head to In Good Company. Their wine list is sure to impress! 

Things to Do

Rockland offers activities for the entire community all year round. Whether enjoying art or trying the food, there’s something for everyone.

For two days every year, Rockland is home to some of the best blues performers around. The North Atlantic Blues Festival brings musicians and fans alike to enjoy days of music and fun. During the first weekend in August, you can eat lobster, cook seafood, listen to music, and more at the Maine Lobster Festival. Also in August is the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor Show. Tour the elegant homes and boats of Rockland while listening to music and enjoying an assortment of food.


Rockland is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • The University of Maine at Augusta
  • The Apprenticeship

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