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Best things to do in Rockland

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Where in the world: USA  /  Maine  /  Mid Coast Maine  /  Rockland

Top 15 things to do in Rockland

1. Farnsworth Art Museum

Farnsworth Art Museum exhibits American art works, particularly works with a focus on the state of Maine. The museum is well-known for its collection of works by George Bellows, William Zorach, and Andrew Wyeth. The museum also owns the Olson house, a National Historic Landmark and the subject of several paintings by Wyeth, including the famous "Christina's World." Stroll through the museum's galleries to see paintings and photographs of Maine and its people. Don't miss Louise Nevelson's works, which helped to modernize American sculpture. The museum also offers tours of the Farnsworth homestead.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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2. Rockland Breakwater Light

Perched at the end of a long, narrow, man-made spit, Rockland Breakwater Light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an important example of a small-town New England lighthouse. Wander out to the lighthouse on a nearly 1.6 km (1 mi) long trail along the protective stone wall and see the structure that helps to protect the nearby town during storms and inclement weather. The building has undergone several structural iterations and upgrades during its lifetime and only narrowly avoided being scrapped by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1965. Keep in mind that rough weather can often make the breakwater inaccessible, though you can also get out to the lighthouse by boat.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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3. Jess's Market

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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4. Windjammer Classic Day Sail from Camden, Maine

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See the best of Camden while sailing Maine’s magnificent rocky coast on the elegant Appledore II! Feel like an adventurer from the 19th century while enjoying state-of-the-art accommodations on a modern windjammer. With wide decks, you can stroll and take in the sights without needing to duck the rigging. At only 49 passengers, there is abundant seating on which to make yourself comfortable for your intimate daytime sail.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $60 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, New Harbor

Commissioned by President John Quincy Adams in 1827, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse was the first structure of its kind to be featured on American currency. The keeper's house serves as a museum exhibiting artifacts related to the area's maritime history.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. Seagull Cottage

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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8. Windjammer Classic Sunset Sail

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Maine sunsets are best appreciated from the water aboard the romantic Appledore II! This tall ship is limited to 49 passengers for an intimate sailing experience. She is a modern windjammer with luxurious accommodations and plenty of seating. The wide decks allow you to walk around with ease and take in all of the gorgeous sunset views. 
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $65 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. RHEAL Day Spa

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. Coastal Children's Museum

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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11. Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville

A short ride from the Camden waterfront, Cellardoor Winery boasts a two-century-old tasting room (formerly a barn) and a gift shop. Drop in for a complimentary tasting and VIP tour of the grounds--your wine will be paired with nice cheese and salami. The winery hosts many events, from cooking classes and alfresco dinners, to weekend food and wine pairings.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Project Puffin Visitor Center

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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13. Mount Battie, Camden

Part of a state park that offers an extensive network of trails, Mount Battie provides great views over Penobscot Bay. It's a short but rewarding hike to the south-facing side of the mountain summit, where a stone tower ensures even better vistas of the surrounding area. If you're not into strenuous activities, drive up to the summit via Mt. Battie Auto Rd.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head

View an impressive collection of antique vehicles, including pre-1940 cars and aircrafts, at Owls Head Transportation Museum. Dedicated to the conservation and demonstration of these vehicles, this nonprofit museum's collection also includes bicycles, carriages, wagons, and motorcycles, all in great condition. Don't miss the racing exhibit from New England's premiere collection. Check the website for a schedule of the museum's special events, especially if visiting during the summer when it hosts exciting demonstrations. You might even be taken for a ride in a vintage car or plane!
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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15. Boat Tours & Water Sports, Camden

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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