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A Little Overview of Rockport, Neighborhood of Essex MA

Rockport is a coastal town located less than 10 minutes north of downtown Boston. An unassuming community off the beaten path, Rockport is a quieter side of the greater Boston area. With easy access to major highways, Rockport is situated in a scenic location with panoramic views of the surrounding Georgian Bay coastline. Rockport is a great place to settle down and raise a family. If you’re looking for a safe community with a low crime rate and a school system that’s highly rated, Rockport is the perfect fit for you and your family.

Where is Rockport, and how do you get there?

Rockport is situated on the southern tip of the eastern end of Cape Ann, a 150-mile-long peninsula that extends into the Atlantic Ocean. The closest major airport to Rockport is Logan International Airport in Boston, which is approximately an hour’s drive away.  There are several options for getting to Rockport. You can fly to Boston’s Logan Airport and rent a car there. Alternatively, you can fly to the nearby town of Gloucester and rent a car there. Finally, you can drive the I-93 North from Boston to the Canadian Border and cross into Canada to access the Rockport area. Next article.

Getting around in Rockport

The best way to get around Rockport is by bicycle. Bicycle paths run along both the coast and the highway, giving cyclists safe and uninterrupted access to specific locations and attractions. If you don’t have your own bicycle, bike rentals are available at the Rockport ferry terminal and at local hotels.

What to do in Rockport

There’s plenty to do in Rockport! The Baywalk promenade in downtown offers unique views and opportunities to shop, dine and enjoy a stroll. Cap’n Teds is a family-friendly restaurant and waterfront bar that offers great views and delicious seafood. The Baywalk Shops at BayWalk offer a wide range of shopping and dining options. The Rockport Maritime Museum is dedicated to the history of the maritime industry and is situated in the original harbor ferries. Inland from downtown, the Stratton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens offer a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Maritime Museum’s Scenic Ferry rides carry passengers over the harbour to the Maritime Museum from the Rockport ferry terminal and include a stop at Holyoak Point for panoramic views of the harbor. Find out more by clicking here.

What’s the weather like in Rockport?

The climate in Rockport is temperate, with warm and humid summers and cold and snowy winters. Summer days are often sunny, but evening humidity will often be high. Winter days are typically cloudy, but evening hours are typically clear. The months of April through June are warm and humid, with average temperatures ranging from 49°F to 61°F. The months of July through September are cold and snowy, with average temperatures ranging from 40°F to 47°F.

Where to eat in Rockport

There’s a wealth of options for where to eat in Rockport, from casual waterfront dining to upscale contemporary. If you’re looking for a fish-centric restaurant, try Cap’n Teds, which offers fresh seafood and oysters at reasonable prices. Choose from the waterfront dining experience or the lively atmosphere of the bar.  For a more traditional approach to American cuisine, try the Chesapeake Oyster Bar, which offers a wide range of seafood dishes that include oysters. If you’re in the mood for Italian cuisine, try the nearby town of Lynn, which has plenty of dining options.

Where to stay in Rockport

There are plenty of options for where to stay in Rockport. For cozy, romantic accommodations, consider the Inn at Rockport Wharf, which offers spacious rooms and plenty of charm. For more traditional accommodations, consider the Rockport Hotel, which offers modern rooms and quick access to the ferry terminal.  For a more luxurious option, consider staying at the Essex Hotel and Spa, which offers spacious rooms and a modern spa. Essex is situated within walking distance of downtown Rockport, with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

Conclusion

There’s a lot to love about Rockport, and there’s no better time to make the move than now. With quick access to major highways, the Rockport area is situated in a scenic location with panoramic views of the surrounding Georgian Bay coastline. The area offers great schools and a low crime rate, and is a safe place to raise a family. If you’re looking for a quiet coastal community with easy access to major highways, look no further than Rockport.

There are a lot of great places to visit and see in Rockport, MA. We compiled a quick list here.

 Point Of Interest #1 Rockport Golf Club, 36 Country Club Rd, Rockport, MA 01966

Point Of Interest #2 Old Garden Beach, Rockport, MA 01966

Point Of Interest #3 Rockport, 64 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966

Point Of Interest #4 Rockport Music-Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966

Point Of Interest #5 Old Sloop Presents, 12 School St, Rockport, MA 01966

VISIT PEABODY FROM ROCKPORT

Start: Rockport
Massachusetts, USA

Follow MA-127 S to MA-128 S in Gloucester

9 min (4.8 mi)

Head west on Broadway Ave toward Cleaves St

157 ft

Turn left onto Broadway

0.1 mi

Continue onto MA-127 S/Main St

 Continue to follow MA-127 S

3.0 mi

Turn right toward MA-128 S

148 ft

Turn right onto MA-128 S

0.7 mi

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on MA-128 S

0.8 mi

Follow MA-128 S to State Rte 114 E/Andover St in Peabody. Take exit 40A from MA-128 S

18 min (16.5 mi)

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on MA-128 S heading to Beverly/Boston

16.3 mi

Take exit 40A to merge onto State Rte 114 E/Andover St toward Salem/Marblehead

0.2 mi

Follow State Rte 114 E/Andover St and Central St to your destination

5 min (1.2 mi)

Merge onto State Rte 114 E/Andover St

0.6 mi

Continue straight onto Central St

0.5 mi

Turn right

476 ft

End: Peabody
Massachusetts, USA

VISIT OLD SLOOP PRESENTS

Start: Mayer Tree Service
9 Scott’s Wy, Essex, MA 01929, United States

Take Scott’s Wy to MA-22 N

1 min (0.2 mi)

Head southwest toward Scott’s Wy

118 ft

Turn left onto Scott’s Wy

0.2 mi

Continue on MA-22 N. Take MA-133 E, MA-128 N and MA-127 N to Mt Pleasant St in Rockport

24 min (13.3 mi)

Turn left onto MA-22 N

2.0 mi

Turn right onto Main St

0.5 mi

Continue onto MA-133 E/Eastern Ave

 Continue to follow MA-133 E

3.1 mi

Turn right to merge onto MA-128 N toward Gloucester/Rockport

2.6 mi

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on MA-128 N

0.8 mi

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on MA-128 N

0.9 mi

Turn left onto MA-127 N/Eastern Ave

 Continue to follow MA-127 N

3.1 mi

Continue straight onto Broadway

0.4 mi

Take Main St to School St

1 min (0.2 mi)

Sharp left onto Mt Pleasant St

256 ft

Mt Pleasant St turns left and becomes Dock Square

253 ft

Continue onto Main St

344 ft

Turn left onto School St

 Destination will be on the right

236 ft

 

End: Old Sloop Presents
12 School St, Rockport, MA 01966, United States

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