The little town on the northeast tip of Cape Ann, in eastern Massachusetts, has a definite place in our family lore- We went out to eat there, a few times, I worked in nearby Ipswich, and one of our family couples spent their honeymoon there.
Rockport jumps out at the visitor, as soon as one’s car is parked.
Here is Rockport Baptist Church, near the village green.
Strolling down the street brings many opportunities to view local art.
The Rockport Art Association has many shows and art walks, from May- October.
Each house is painted its own unique colour and has its own style.
Rockport Town Hall may be seen from quite a ways out in the bay.
Above, the Unitarian-Universalist Church peeks out from behind the trees. Below, some homes are set, along a narrow street, near Long Wharf.
Here is the clear ocean water, in front of Long Wharf’s sea wall.
Here is Long Wharf, Rockport’s signature man-made jetty.
This is Rockport’s public meeting hall.
Back along Long Wharf, there is a small botanical garden.
Bearskin Neck, north of Long Wharf, was an early area for shipbuilding.
Here are views of the north harbour.
A cormorant prepares to go get lunch.
Here is a perfect resting spot, right near a chocolate shop!
Rockport is 1/3 of an awesome vacation destination. Next, Halibut Point and Pigeon Cove.