A June 2004 trip
to Rockport by HVACGordon
Quote: We had a wonderful week at the oceanfront Samoset Resort in Rockland, Maine. The location is on the breathtaking Penobscot Bay. The 18 hole Oceanside championship golf course is something to behold. Rockland Maine now has its own Windjammer boats at the new dock located in the Harbor.
The last time we stayed was in December, we enjoy walking along the ocean cliff along the edge of the golf course, you can see the local ducks along the seacoast. The walk around the golf course takes a little over one hour. The only problem is during golf season this walk is taboo. You are only allowed to walk out to the breakwater or along the edge of the road. Samoset will not allow any walking that is near the golf course. They should have provided walking paths next to the fence along the course. Not everyone is into golf. Be careful while walking on the road as they have a lot of local traffic with local members to the health club and they are trying to get in before and after work and lunchtime, it is very active.
The Farnsworth Museum in downtown Rockland is fantastic you could spend the whole day there. Be sure to eat at the Rockland Café - they have all you can eat fish and chips, the fish is as fresh as it can be.
A close visit is Rockport Harbor. The view is fantastic, and an old lime kiln is located in the park. Years ago this port was active in lime processing.
While at the Samoset we had lunch twice at the Breakwater Café, it was very nice, great view and excellent lunch.
We are going back to the Samoset in November for Thanksgiving and are looking forward to it.
We were told that High Speed Internet will be available soon in every room (not sure if they will charge for it).
Be sure to visit the shops in Dramascotta and Boothbay Harbor. Captain Fish in Boothbay Harbor has the best narrated boat rides and has real comfortable boats. He comes in real close to the sites on his tour. They really know the local waters and tales about local people and the area.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 24, 2004
220 Warrenton Street
Rockport, Maine 04856