Attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Rockport

Halibut Point Reservation

Only a few miles north of Dock Sq along MA 127 is Halibut Point Reservation. A 10-minute walk through the forest brings you to yawning, abandoned granite quarries, huge hills of granite rubble, and a granite foresho…
Beach in Rockport

Long Beach

Some claim that Long Beach, which straddles the Rockport–Gloucester border, is the best beach on the North Shore. It is lovely indeed – ideal for swimming, surfing, snorkeling and sunbathing – with a unique view of …
Notable Building in Rockport

Paper House

In 1922, long before there was any municipal recycling program, Elis F Stenman decided that something useful should be done with all those daily newspapers lying about. He and his family set to work folding, rolling…
Square in Rockport

Dock Square

Dock Sq is the hub of Rockport. Visible from here, the red fishing shack decorated with colorful buoys is known as Motif No 1, since it has been captured by so many artists for so many years. (Actually, it should be…