Lonely Planet review
At the northern tip of Cape Ann, Rockport is a quaint contrast to gritty Gloucester. Dock Square is the hub of Rockport. Visible from here, the red fishing shack decorated with colorful buoys is known as Motif No 1 because so many artists have painted and photographed it over the years. Bearskin Neck is the peninsula that juts into the harbor, lined with galleries, lobster shacks and souvenir shops.