AmtrakThe Downeaster. Take the Downeaster to Brunswick, and then transfer to the Maine Eastern Railroad (seasonal).
Maine Eastern RailroadCome aboard restored vintage railcars for a carefree journey through the spectacular scenery of mid-coast Maine, between Brunswick and Rockland.
By carBesides walking or using a rental car, the best mode of transportation in town is a taxi. Rockland Yellow Cab can be reached at +1 207-596-3440. It is the only service in the State of Maine to run New York-style black and yellow taxis. There are also two other services in the area.
Remember to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks! This is a state law in many other places, but it is strictly enforced in Rockland, particularly along Main Street. You will be ticketed if you fail to yield to pedestrians who are in a crosswalk.
Driving to Rockland from the south along Route 1 can be extremely stressful during the summer months (especially in July and August) as the two-lane road is clogged with traffic (especially in the town of Wiscasset). Many prefer to take I-295 (formerly I-95) north to Augusta, and then take State Route 17 east to Rockland. While longer in distance, the drive is far less stressful and often quicker, despite the longer distance. If you are in no hurry and wish to see many of the wonderful sights to be had along Route 1 between Bath and Rockland, then Coastal Route 1 is the way to go.
phone: +1 207-596-6457address: 16 Museum St
phone: +1 207 594-3301address: 1 Park DrLargest collection of lighthouse artifacts in the country. It has merged with the American Lighthouse Foundation. In the renovated Penobscot Bay Gateway Visitor's Center.
phone: +1 207-594-4410address: Route 73, Owls HeadOwl's Head has a terrific collection of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles including more than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages and engines.
Breakwater LighthouseWalk the 7/8 mile long breakwater to the lighthouse.
phone: +1 207-596-0770address: 2 South Main StOne of the top rated restaurants in the state.
phone: +1 207-594-2034address: 15 Oak StOffering an exceptionally large number of inventive dishes, many of which are cooked in an open wood-fired oven.
Amalfiphone: +1 207-596-0012address: 12 Water StExcellent Mediterranean restaurant.
address: 441 Main StA well-prepared, affordable homestyle meal.
- Any of the areas many fantastic lobster pounds, for fresh-off-the-boat seafood. Ask a local.
Wasses Hot Dogsphone: +1 207 594-7472address: 2 North Main StFamous hot dog stand operating since the early 1970s, featuring the excellent hot dogs (fried in peanut oil). They also operate another location in Belfast.
In Good Companyphone: +1 207-593-9110address: 415 Main StA wine bar with a varied (and often affordable) selection of wines, ports and beers, as well as expertly prepared appetizers and entrees.
Waterworks Pubphone: +1 207-596-2753address: 7 Lindsey StBeers brewed by local Rocky Bay Brewery and good pub fare. Live music.
Timeout Pubphone: +1 207-596-9336address: 275 Main StBlues Night M 7-10PM. F Sa local music.
phone: +1 207-596-7950address: 5 Lindsey StNine-room B&B just off Main Street.
phone: +1 207-596-7696address: 81 Talbot AveTwelve-room B&B within walking distance of Main Street. AAA 4 diamond rated.
phone: +1 207-594-2257address: 96 Limerock StTurreted Queen Anne house, eight-room B&B each with private luxury bath. Three-course breakfast served daily. Offers free wireless internet, has a 24-hour guest pantry stocked with refreshments, and snacks and a business center.
address: 190 New County Rd, ThomastonIn nearby town of Thomaston.