Five really fun things to do when you visit Historic Inns of Rockland this summer

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Read a good book

The Historic Inns of Rockland are gearing up for summer time in Rockland, looking forward to another fun summer on Maine’s Midcoast.  While we innkeepers are busy baking muffins, tidying your rooms and helping to plan a fun day in Rockland, we live vicariously through your itineraries.  We love it when guests return to the inns and tell us all about the boat trips, shopping, sightseeing and great dining they found in Rockland and Camden.

To help our guests plan a fun day in and on Penobscot Bay, we’ve compiled this list of five of our favorite places to go and things to see we love to suggest to our guests.  Here it is for you.

Take Rocky on a photo tour

Take Rocky on a photo tourIn your room, you’ll find an adorable stuffed lobster.  We ghtke to call him “Rocky”.  Throughout the summer the Historic Inns of Rockland encourage guests to take Rocky with them for a photo tour, then post their photos on Facebook for comments.  You will find yourself with the most adorable photos of Rocky’s day on the bay.  Rocky will encourage you to visit Midcoast Maine’s most scenic corners.

Visit McLoons Lobster Shack

Visit McLoon's Lobster ShackWe’re not sure what we love more – the food or the setting at McLoons Lobster Shack.  And the drive to this scenic location is also spectacular.  From lobster rolls to clams and homemade desserts, the lobster is as fresh from the sea as you can find and the setting is right out of a coffee table book.  You’ve got to try at least one lobster at McLoons during your visit. Not a Maine lobster lover?  Fear not, burgers and grilled cheese sandies are on the menu too!

Walk the Breakwater

Walk the breakwaterRockland Harbor is protected by nearly a mile-long breakwater with a stunning lighthouse at the end.  The Rockland Breakwater is not only a manmade miracle, once in the running for the 8th world wonder, but a really fun photo opportunity too.  Capture photos of the stately windjammers as they come in and out of the harbor. Wear comfortable and sensible shoes when you go and you’ll have an even better time.  Be sure to take the camera too.

Visit a museum

Visit a museumFrom the renowned Farnsworth Art Museum to the not-so-well-known but still fascinating Sail, Power and Steam Museum, Rockland is filled with fascinating museums.  Visit the Audubon’s Project Puffin Center to learn all about the lives of these fascinating and adorable birds native to Maine, then stroll over to the Maine Lighthouse Museum for the largest collection of lighthouse artifacts in the country (not to mention a great gift store).  You also won’t want to miss the Owls Head Transportation Museum too.  Even for those who think they don’t love planes, trains and automobiles, this museum is fascinating and has a great line-up of events all summer long.

Read a book

Read a good bookYes, you read that right.  Vacations are for relaxing and how often do you have time to simply sit and read a book?  Whether it’s on the porch swing at the LimeRock Inn, on the deck overlooking the harbor at the Granite Inn or with a piece of homemade pie in hand at the Berry Manor Inn, the key part of this suggestion is relaxing.  The three Historic Inns of Rockland are all about R&R&R (rest, romance and relaxation), so that’s got to be a key component of your vacation in Rockland.

The Historic Inns of Rockland, Maine are three beautifully restored inns, all located within an easy stroll of downtown Rockland.  Known for their sustainable approach to luxury and quality amenities, the three inns include LimeRock Inn, Granite Inn and Berry Manor Inn.  Learn more about the Historic Inns of Rockland, including an availability calendar and full profiles of each inn at

Photos by PJ Walter