new england travels

Visiting Rockport, MA. Seaside Destination

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Rockport is a seaside town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Rockport was originally settled by the English in the early 1600s.

 In the 1800s Rockport became a popular destination for artists, who were drawn to the town's dramatic scenery and colorful light. Today, Rockport is a popular tourist destination, known for its charming shops, art galleries, and seafood restaurants.

 Bearskin Neck is  a picturesque peninsula with shops, restaurants, and art galleries located on the waterfront.

Motif #1

 A small red fishing shack that has been featured in many paintings by artists such as Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. It's one of the most painted locations in the U.S.


There are rows of small shops to browse through. You will find lots of local artwork for sale and handmade items.

Art Galleries

If you love art then plan a trip to Rockport. You will find art galleries dotting the small walkable streets.

There are plenty of spots to just sit and watch the sailboats coming in and out of the harbor.


This coastal town is exactly how you would imagine a New England town looks like!  From the houses to the flowers, & the spectacular waterfront views.

Rockport is a beautiful and charming town with something to offer everyone. Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway or an exciting adventure, Rockport is the perfect place for you.