Rockland self-catering vacation accommodation is found on the shore of West Penobscot Bay in Knox County, Maine. It’s in an attractive city that is home to thriving local culture and serves as a getaway for visitors who want to experience some of Maine’s beautiful rugged coastline and take part in a variety of outdoor recreation.
Rockland vacation homes are found in a city that in recent years has undergone a renaissance. After being forgotten it has reemerged as an upscale and vibrant holiday destination, home to artists and independent stores. A popular attraction here is the Farnsworth Art Museum, which showcases the work of local and national artists. An attraction that will appeal to the whole family is the Owl’d Head Transportation Museum, which displays planes, cars, locomotives, carriages and other vehicles from a range of eras. Given its craggy coastline, Maine is famed for its towering lighthouses, and close to vacation rentals in Rockland you’ll be able to visit the Maine Lighthouse Museum, which gathers a large collection of artefacts relating to these structures – the most extensive in the country. Rockland’s downtown area is a treat for all visitors, with a fantastic selection of restaurants, many of which serve seafood caught just of the coast. The city is also a departure point for all kinds of trips out into the bay. You could go on a guided kayak your, or take a cruise aboard a windjammer. The islands in Penobscot Bay are also beautiful and reachable by boat. On land there’s also plenty to see and do. You could head off with your family on a bike ride, taking in some of the stunning coastal scenery along marked trails. Or on foot you could make the scenic walk from Rockland to the Breakwater Lighthouse around eight miles away.
Neighbouring Camden is just a few minutes in the car from Rockland vacation cottages. This attractive and upmarket town serves as a base for all kinds of outdoor experiences, with sailing especially popular. Mount Battle overlooks the town and is a popular hiking destination.
Visiting Maine vacation accommodation you’ll be in a continental climate zone. This makes for warm and humid weather in the summer months, when temperatures rise to the mid to high-20s. Winters though are consistently cold, and sometimes daily temperatures don’t even get close to rising above freezing.
If you want to get to Rockland vacation homes from the UK then the best way to do it would be to first fly to Boston (BOS) with American Airlines, Delta or British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR). You can fly to Rockland’s Knox County Regional Airport (RKD) from there with Cape Air.