Midcoast Maine - Rockland

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take a trip to Rockland, Maine to explore! I was joined by three awesome women - Christine Johnson, Kate Bispham and Kristin Fuhrmann-Simmons . They all specialize in travel blogging and writing and it was so much fun getting to know them. Thank you Maine’s MidCoast & Islands for such an amazing trip filled with good food, amazing art, and lovely people!

Exploring downtown Rockland.

A map on the floor of the Lighthouse Museum marks each lighthouse on the coast of Maine.

A delicious lunch at Clan MacLaren!

Alexis Iammarino’s mural is a must see in downtown. Colorful fish, sea creatures and more line the street.

The CMCA is featuring an exhibit on climate change that will take your breath away.

No tour of Rockland is complete without stopping at Bixby & Co., an organic chocolate company that offers daily tours and tastings.

I stayed at the Rockland Harbor Hotel. It was so cozy and located just quick walk from downtown! It's also across the street from the ferry terminal to Vinalhaven and North Haven islands, great for folks taking day trips. 

An evening stroll at the Breakwater Lighthouse. A beautiful .9 mile walk along the rocks is the perfect end to a day in Rockland.

Dinner and drinks at Cafe Miranda! This place was UNREAL! Some of the best food I’ve ever had. The atmosphere is fun and full of life.

Maine Coastal Islands Vsitor Center is a cool place to learn about the natural qualities of this region. Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge runs this center, all with the aim of protecting wildlife habitats along Maine's Coast. 

A quick stop at Rock City Roasters for a coffee!

We had an incredible tour of the Farnsworth Museum. I loved the Maine inspired art!

We visited a great thrift store in downtown called Curator. Also find their sister store, daughters when you're here if you love vintage clothes. 

Our trip ended with chowder and fries at Arches on the Pier! When it's warm out, you can sit outside right on the water. We sat inside to see the action of the kitchen.