The Rockland Way to Stay

....where ordinary days become extra–ordinary experiences

 

Birding in Midcoast Maine

Maine is one of the most forested states, has over 3500 miles of coastlines, has hundreds of lakes and is the endpoint for the Appalachian mountain range all making Maine one of North America’s top birding destinations. With the wide range of habitats and diverse landscapes of Maine, the variety […]

 

Rockland Cafe – Come as a Stranger, Leave as a Friend

  Rockland Cafe is Rockland’s version of a local diner, and has the distinction of being one of the few restaurants in town that offers fresh steamed lobster dinners (single, double, triples) year round. They keep their tank right at the front of the restaurant. The owners’ nephew “lobsters,” so he keeps […]

 

Archer’s on the Pier – Seafood on the Water

Archer’s on the Pier is located at 58 Ocean Street on the water in Rockland Harbor. This is chef/owner Lynn Archer’s second restaurant in town the first being the Brass Compass Café.  It is a casual local seafood eatery that offers awesome views of the Rockland Breakwater, harbor and several […]

 

Hiking in Maine: The Penobscot Bay Region

Outside of Acadia National Park, some of the best coastal hiking in Maine is located in the Penobscot Bay Region. There are hikes that offer breathtaking views of the rugged coast of Maine, its islands and wildlife.  Mountain hikes, rock cliffs, marsh hikes and trails through forests and fields can all […]

 

Rustica Cucina Italiana

Rustica Cucina Italiana or Rustica as the locals have shortened it to pretty much since it opened in 2006.  This is definitely a local favorite as evident by the restaurant being awarded the “Best of the Best” from the community for Italian food for the past 8 years. Chef/Owner John […]

 

Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Observatory and Historic Fort Knox

The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is a great stop on your way to the Rockland/Camden area from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park or visa versa.  On a clear beautiful summer’s day from the Observatory you will be able to see for miles and take in such sites as […]

 

Where do I start looking for a great B&B?

Okay so we finally convinced you to try a bed and breakfast as part of your upcoming anniversary celebration.  So now you need to know where do I start looking to find the right one? First of all, try asking your friends or colleagues about the best B&Bs in Maine that they […]

 

Conte’s – Adventure Dining at its Best

In today’s world it says a lot about a restaurant if it can stay in business for over twenty years with the same owner.  It says even more about that restaurant if in all of that time it has NEVER advertised, is CASH ONLY (no credit cards), has NO PHONE […]

 

Tips for Attending the Maine Lobster Festival 2014

Maine Lobster Festival 2014 Tens of thousands of people will descend on Rockland, Maine the first weekend in August for the Maine Lobster Festival.  The Maine Lobster Festival is the largest festival dedicated to the Maine Lobster in the country and has been celebrating this favorite crustacean for almost seven […]

 

Captain Jack’s Authentic Lobster Adventure

Catch a glimpse of the life of a real Maine lobsterman when you hop on aboard Captain Jack’s Lobster tour.  The boat, Captain Jack, is one of the oldest working fiberglass lobster boats around and at the helm; Captain Steve Hale is probably equally as crusty!  One of our top […]