Local Activities and Attractions

Once in Rockport we can direct you to a variety of fun and exciting events and activities. You will need several days to take in all that Cape Ann has to offer, and it is unique in every season.

Spend a day in our village and Bearskin Neck's 150 shops and art galleries.Walk footpaths directly on the ocean's edge. Picnic on the Headlands --- a secluded scenic spot overlooking Rockport Harbor. Bicycle along coastal roads and through the woods of Dogtown. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beauty of "motif number one"- America's most painted and photographed building.

Whale watching excursions are a "must" with guaranteed whale sightings. Or enjoy a few hours on a sailing schooner or Cape Ann sightseeing boat. Deep Sea fishing excursions are also a popular pastime.

Whether you like to shop, play or sit back and watch the lobstermen bring in the day's catch, the Cape Ann area has much to offer. With numerous avenues of travel available to you, the Beach Knoll Inn serves as the perfect base for day trips to nearby Boston, Gloucester, Salem, Marblehead, Newburyport, Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. Popular shopping and recreational activities in scenic New Hampshire and Maine are only an hour's drive north.

Whale Photo courtesy of Cape Ann Whale Watch

 30 Beach Street, Rockport, MA 01966