Rockport Journals

May Days in Rockport

A May 2006 trip to Rockport by jphil

Peg Leg Inn Photo, Rockport, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: Rockport is a classic New England town by the sea: beautiful, quaint, and perfectly relaxing.

May Days in Rockport

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Overview

Motif #1 Festival Photo, Rockport, Maine
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Good food, cheerful locals, and a picturesque backdrop just whetted our appetite for Rockport. Popping into shops and galleries, as we walked along Bearskin Neck, made for a pleasant and fun afternoon. On our way to see Motif #1, a small, red, fishing shack at the end of a pier—which happens to be the most painted and photographed subject in the U.S. – we happened upon an old retired fisherman who was hand carving and painting buoys and stopped for a nice chat. The lofty pursuit of fine art has subtly commingled with the very real fishing and lobstering that takes place as a living of many of the locals. Watching the lobstermen go out and come back and unload their catch with the grace of a seasoned p...Read More

Peg Leg Inn

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Hotel

Peg Leg Inn Photo, Rockport, Massachusetts
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This warm and welcoming inn was both clean and spacious. The owner, Michael, was very accommodating from the first to reserve the room and throughout our stay. He made sure, when we called to confirm our late check-in, to let us know an alternate route to take due to traffic problems and proceeded to map it out for us over the phone. When we did, indeed, finally arrive at 1:30am, we felt comfortable enough with finding the parking lot and our room in the dark.When we entered the room, we were pleasantly surprised at the size of the space. The décor was pure New England. From the wingback chairs to the Chippendale reproduction furniture to the brass lamps, it made for a colonial cottage feel. T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 31, 2006

Peg Leg Inn
1 King St.
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966
(978) 546-2352

Greenery Restaurant

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Restaurant | "The Greenery"

Greenery Restaurant Photo, Rockport, Massachusetts
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Perfectly situated in the center of town, the Greenery unassumingly has some of the best views of Rockport Bay. To top it all off, the food is delicious! The two-toned green clapboard little house opens into a quaint interior full of New England charm and excellent service. The front of the restaurant was set up café style, where you can eat at the bar or at rustic aluminum seating. However, we were lucky enough to be ushered to the rear dining room to a window seat overlooking the bay and Rockport’s famous Motif #1. The opposite wall is lined with mirror paneling reflecting the light and the view. We sat and ate our tasty brunch of quiche, hash browns, eggs, iced tea in jam jars, and toas...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 31, 2006

Greenery Restaurant
15 Dock Square
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966
(978) 546-9593

Nordic Impressions

Attraction

Nordic Impressions Photo, Rockport, Massachusetts
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The converted fishing shack, perfectly decorated with its two tones of Scandinavian blue on the doors and windows, catches your eye and draws you in. Once inside, bags, books, pictures, cards, pillows, knit goods, umbrellas, and other miscellaneous Nordic offerings delight the shopping senses. We were unable to escape without scooping up a Carlson image on a postcard and a couple of Marimekko items.To the store’s credit, despite it being the sales clerk’s first day and the problem she encountered working the credit card machine, she went above and beyond by calling the owner to come in and straighten out the issue. While she waited for the owner, she suggested we continue with our day and stop...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 31, 2006

Nordic Impressions
38 Bearskin Neck
Rockport, Massachusetts
(978) 546-0023