Come and experience why National Geographic Traveler named Rockland one of Maine’s top adventure towns. Enjoy year round adventures like hiking the mountain trails; kayaking or paddle boarding with seals; sailing in the bay; birding; snowboarding or skiing with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean; island hopping or taking a tour of our small local wineries and craft breweries.
Make memories for a lifetime with fantastic Rockland & Camden, Maine adventures during your stay in our Rockland, ME lodging!
Photo used with permission ©Port Clyde Kayaks
Prime golf season along the coast of Maine is typically June through mid-October. The season may be longer- earlier in spring, later in fall, depending on the year’s weather.
Hiking is an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed year round in the area provided you have the right gear. During the winter and early spring seasons, trails will be wet and muddy, and could have snow pack. Most of these areas are open for hiking year round.
Kayaking & Paddle Boarding
Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding activities are available mid-June generally through mid-September. The season might be stretched to start earlier or go later depending on Mother Nature. Port Clyde Kayaks will probably start the earliest and go the latest as they do offer wet suits with their tours.
Biking & Bike Rentals
With the popularity of “fat tire” bikes for the snow pack, biking can now be considered a 4-season sport in mid-Coast Maine. One of the top rated century rides is in the area and featured annually in July with the “Lobster Ride ‘n Roll” bike event in Rockland. If you are planning a biking trip through Maine, Bed Breakfast and Biking lists bike-friendly B & B’s and inns along or near the bike trails and byways throughout the state.
Anytime of year, a rainy or dreary day can be made better with a few strings of bowling. Oakland Park features candlepin bowling and is a real “1950s” location.
Into rock climbing? Check out Atlantic Climbing School, recently featured in the New York Times. They offer climbs in Camden and in Acadia National Park. Or consider Monkey C Monkey Do, “Maine’s premiere high-flying family aerial adventure park with zip lines”.
Midcoast Maine offers many opportunities to ‘visit, learn, and do’ when it comes to gardens.
Area Wineries and Breweries
“Wineries in Maine?” you ask. Absolutely! And distilleries and local breweries. These small vineyards and brew companies are passionate and dedicated to their crafts. We highly recommend checking out at least one or two, if not all, while you are here.
- Cellardoor Winery
- Breakwater Vineyard and Tasting Room
- Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery
- Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery
- Rock Harbor Pub and Brewery
- Andrew’s Brewing Company
- Maine Beer Guild Brew Trail (printable version)
- Maine Wine Trail (printable version)The inn can provide you with a “self-tour” driving map for the local wineries or help you set up a personal tour with driver. Just let us know.
Experience the abundance of nature in our area and the efforts to conserve and protect it. (Please note the window to see the Puffins is small- just early June through August.)
Downhill/Cross Country Skiing/Snow Shoeing
Ski where you can see the sea at the Camden Snow Bowl. They also host the National Toboggan Championships- always a fun time. And there’s plenty of places close by to snowshoe and cross country ski.
Cars, Planes, Bikes, etc.
Owls Head Transportation Museum has an outstanding collection of pre-1940 modes of transportation. If biking is what you are into, there are many trails and places to rent equipment. If you want to get your feet off the ground and see beautiful Midcoast Maine from a bird’s eye view check out Penobscot Island Air.
- Breakwater Lighthouse * Please check tide chart before walking
Breakwater Lighthouse Webcam Check out – live stream
- Owls Head Lighthouse
- Marshall Point Lighthouse
- Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
- Curtis Island Lighthouse
- Indian Island Lighthouse
- Maine Lighthouse Museum
- Lighthouse Cruises on Monhegan Boat Lines
- Lighthouse Tours by Air with Penobscot Island Air
Spas & Massages
Rockland has several spas where you can enjoy getting pampered. Or we can set up a massage or even a couple’s massage to take place right at the Berry Manor Inn! Ask your innkeeper; advance notice needed to schedule.
While the ferry boats out to the islands that dot our coast line run year round, the schooners and other excursion boats generally start their season in May and finish around Columbus Day in mid-October. All trips are, of course, dependent upon weather.
- Capt. Jack’s Lobster Adventures
- Schooner Koukla
- Morning in Maine
- Bufflehead Sailing Charters
- Schooner Surprise
- Schooner Olad
- Schooner Heron
- Monhegan Boat Ferry to Monhegan Island
- Maine State Ferry to Vinalhaven
- Maine State Ferry to North Haven
- Maine State Ferry to Isleboro
- Maine Windjammer Association
Sightseeing Bridge Observatory
Enjoy aerial views of Penobscot River and Bay from the tallest structure in Maine. The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is the only observatory bridge in the Western Hemisphere and is the tallest in the world! Open May through October.