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Carol Lee's Cottage, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Motif #1, Rockport Harbor, Rockport, Ma.
La Provence, Main St., Rockport, Ma.

Bearskin Neck in Rockport is a seaside shopping enclave like no other in Massachusetts. Many shops housed in weatherworn shingled cottages are easily walkable on a peninsula jutting out into Rockport Harbor. (Read More)


Views of the ocean, harbor and the striking red fishing shack known as Motif #1 are seen between the shops and at the end of Bearskin Neck. Dock Square and Main St. have plenty more shops to explore. Mostly a seasonal summertime destination, many Rockport shops also open for holiday shopping and Rockport New Year's Eve. No chains here. Small eclectic shops offer jewelry, clothing, accessories, gifts, fair trade items and Christmas decorations. Several art galleries showcase local creations. Helmut's Strudel, Tuck's Candy Factory and Rockport Fudgery are great for snacking as well as gift giving. Picturesque Rockport has inns and B&B's too with historic architecture and beautiful furnishings. Stay for the day or a week. Rockport has lots to do plus seafood restaurants and beaches. This Cape Ann beauty is delightful in summer, as well as during the holidays and New Year's Eve. (Less)


Rockport, Massachusetts

Bearskin Neck in Rockport is a seaside shopping enclave like no other in Massachusetts. Many shops housed in weatherworn shingled cottages are easily walkable on a peninsula jutting out into Rockport Harbor. Views of the ocean, harbor and the striking red fishing shack known as Motif #1 are seen between the shops and at the end of Bearskin Neck. Dock Square and Main St. have plenty more shops to explore. Mostly a seasonal summertime destination, many Rockport shops also open for holiday shopping and Rockport New Year's Eve. No chains here. Small eclectic shops offer jewelry, clothing, accessories, gifts, fair trade items and Christmas decorations. Several art galleries showcase local creations. Helmut's Strudel, Tuck's Candy Factory and Rockport Fudgery are great for snacking as well as gift giving. Picturesque Rockport has inns and B&B's too with historic architecture and beautiful furnishings. Stay for the day or a week. Rockport has lots to do plus seafood restaurants and beaches. This Cape Ann beauty is delightful in summer, as well as during the holidays and New Year's Eve.

Shops
8 Bells - CLOSED; vintage home decor; also, items for the garden; 8 Bearskin Neck WEBSITE
Art Longwood Books - used books, including books about art history, architecture, design, and more; items for sale online also; 33 Broadway, Unit 3 978-309-8531WEBSITE
Art Nook Gallery - contemporary art gallery of Kathleen Miller and Stefan Mierz; also showing work of Lawrence Martin Bitman; oil paintings, prints; local landscape themes; 58 Bearskin Neck 978-546-0056WEBSITE
Art of David Arsenault - fine art gallery featuring oil paintings and giclee prints by David Arsenault; 8 Dock Sq. 518-466-9093WEBSITE
Bearskin Neck Country Store - store with toys, knick knacks, souvenirs, penny candy and more; 40 Bearskin Neck 978-546-3620WEBSITE
Bearskin Neck Leathers - leather goods and footware; located on Bearskin Neck; 7 Old Harbor Rd. 978-546-2258WEBSITE
Canterbury Hill Studio and Gallery - collection of fine art pieces representing many artists; prints, paintings, jewelry, wooden crafts, pottery; 41 Main St. 978-309-8468WEBSITE
Carol Lee's Cottage - table linens, tableware, home decor, scarves, socks, accessories, pottery, gifts, works by local artists; 24 Bearskin Neck 978-309-8445WEBSITE
China Gifts - CLOSED; small gift shop with Asian imports; 21 Dock Sq. 978-546-9049WEBSITE
Christmas Dove - CLOSED; new shop, The Dove has gifts and ornaments; 4 Dock Sq. WEBSITE
Coast and Country - women's clothing boutique; accessories, jewelry; fair trade products and donations to charity; 37 Bearskin Neck 978-309-8908WEBSITE
Cynthia Curtis Pottery - pottery studio; call to check hours; contact to inquire about classes; pottery also available at scheduled shows and select local retailers; 80 Pigeon Hill St. 978-546-6186WEBSITE
Earth's Treasures - gift shop featuring work from Starboard Collective artists' group; paintings, jewelry, prints, photographs, unique gifts; 46 Bearskin Neck WEBSITE
Fished Impressions - original fish prints; framed works, black and white or color; classes, kits; 55 Bearskin Neck 978-944-1709WEBSITE
Floating Lotus - Asian imports; crafts, jewelry, clothing, instruments, Tibetan rugs, home decor; 27 Bearskin Neck 978-546-2367WEBSITE
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck - seasonal art gallery in nearby town; located 5 miles south of Bearskin Neck; 53 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester 978-282-0917WEBSITE
Gallery Montanaro - art gallery featuring works by contemporary and historic artists; hours vary by season; contact for appointment or current hours; 10 Bearskin Neck 508-397-9015WEBSITE
Gallery Number One - art gallery featuring paintings, prints, photographs; 1 Main St., Rockport 508-951-6441WEBSITE
Good Dog Gallery - treats and supplies for dogs; accessories, gifts and artwork for dog lovers; 49 Bearskin Neck 978-546-1364WEBSITE
Happy Whale Toy Store - toys, stuffed animals, dolls, books, games; on Bearskin Neck; 59 Bearskin Neck 978-546-6331WEBSITE
House of Glass - assortment of glass items, gifts, cards, candles; 59 Bearskin Neck 978-546-6331WEBSITE
John Tarr Store - footwear, men's and women's clothing, accessories; 49 Main St. 978-546-6524WEBSITE
Kaihlanen Gallery - paintings by artist/owner, Lauri Kaihlanen; located on Bearskin Neck; 61 Bearskin Neck 978-546-9818WEBSITE
Kala:Roopa - hand crafted items from around the world; jewlery, belts, blankets; on Bearskin Neck; 43 Bearskin Neck 617-222-0683WEBSITE
Katie's Gift Shop - gifts, home decor, ornaments, t-shirts, souvenirs, puzzles, frames; 3 Mt. Pleasant St. 978-546-9018WEBSITE
La Provence - French table linens, dish towels, oven gloves, aprons, home decor, bath and body prodcuts, soaps, herbs, candles; 4 Main St. 978-546-5868WEBSITE
London Venturers Company - artisan made jewelry, pottery, glass, textiles; 2 Dock Sq. 978-546-7161WEBSITE
Lula's Pantry - kitchen ware and linens, home decor, specialty foods; 5 Dock Sq. 978-546-0010WEBSITE
My Sea Baby - infant clothing, toys, books, furniture; located in downtown Rockport; 17 Mt. Pleasant St. 646-251-0574WEBSITE
North Shore Adventures and Outdoor Center - kayak and SUP rentals on Bearskin Neck; tours, bike rentals; beach accessories, including flip flops, sunglasses, footwear, gear; 9 Tuna Wharf 978-546-5050WEBSITE
One Ocean One Love Shop - surf themed apparel for men, women and children; beach accessories including beach towels, beach blankets, footwear, hats; donates to keeping oceans clean; 6 Bearskin Neck 978-546-3929WEBSITE
One of a Kind - pottery studio; gifts, home decor; limited hours, call ahead; 1 Main St. 781-710-1274WEBSITE
Paper Mermaid - stationery shop with unique cards, plus accessories, gifts, puzzles, art kits; 57 Main St. 978-546-3553WEBSITE
Pewter Shop - family owned gift shop with jewelry, home decor, items for the kitchen and table, candles, ornaments; items by local artists; 16 Bearskin Neck 978-546-2105WEBSITE
R3 Sons Fun Emporium - CLOSED; novelty shop; 6 Dock Sq. WEBSITE
Rockport Books - pop up book shop for holiday shopping; check hours; part of the Andover Bookstore; children's books, special orders; 1A Main St. 978-475-0413WEBSITE
Rockport Candle Co. - variety of unique candles made on-site in their workshop; also, room sprays, wax melts, gifts; also, online store; 45 Bearskin Neck 978-631-0924WEBSITE
Rockport Fudgery - fresh fudge made daily; cider, candy, elephant ears flaky cinnamon pastry; 4 Tuna Wharf 978-546-2030WEBSITE
Rusty and Ingrid - hand made New England themed screen prints; 8 Bearskin Neck 978-999-5107WEBSITE
Sand Castles - women's clothing, accessories, gifts, children's outfits; 9 Mt. Pleasant St. 978-546-9002WEBSITE
Scott Tubby Fine Art - gallery of work by painter and potter, Scott Tubby; 26 Bearskin Neck 207-329-2586WEBSITE
Sea Again - ladies' consignment clothing boutique; 14 Dock Sq. 978-309-8335WEBSITE
Sea Bags - tote bags and accessories made from recycled sail cloth; nautical designs; 6 Dock Sq. 207-939-3783WEBSITE
Sea Blast - comfortable women's clothing boutique open seasonally; resort wear including Fresh Produce, Oh My Gauze, LuLu B; also accessories, Rockport and Cape Ann sweatshirts; 23 Bearskin Neck 978-325-0190WEBSITE
Seaside Boutique and Beads - bead shop; beads, supplies, finished pieces, accessories, instruction; 23 Dock Sq. 978-546-2223WEBSITE
Shore Thing - women's clothing, accessories, bath and body products, home decor; 41 Bearskin Neck 978-546-7705WEBSITE
Square Circle Gallery - seasonal gift shop with a variety of artists' creations; 11 Dock Sq. 978-546-7100WEBSITE
Susie's Stories - book store; lots of children's books, plus adult books and lots more; online store also; 51 Bearskin Neck 508-733-6122WEBSITE
The Dove - gifts, home decor, ornaments; 4 Dock Sq. 978-309-8533WEBSITE
The Last Resort - seasonal clothing boutique; women's apparel and accessories; 48 Bearskin Neck 978-546-5056WEBSITE
Tuck's Candy and Gifts - family business offering chocolates, a wide variety of candies, holiday favorites; also, gifts, toys, puzzles, cards; 15 Main St. 978-546-6352WEBSITE
Tuck's Candy Factory - family business offering chocolates, a wide variety of candies, holiday favorites; special occasion favors; December candy making demonstrations; also, online store; 7 Dock Sq. 978-546-2840WEBSITE
Tuscan Designs - CHANGED TO ONLINE ONLY; Italian made ceramics, jewelry and accessories; 79 Main St. 978-546-3323WEBSITE
Village Silversmith - gemstone and silver jewelry; also, rock and fossil items at Bearskin Neck store; two locations; 20 Bearskin Neck 978-546-8400; 27 Dock Sq. 978-546-9700WEBSITE
White Seagull Gallery - paintings and prints by Susanne White; 7 Bearskin Neck 978-546-3449WEBSITE
Wicked Peacock - jewelry, accessories, women's apparel; open seasonally; 17 Dock Sq. 978-546-0200WEBSITE
Willoughby's Fashions - women's clothing store; 20 Main St. 978-546-9820WEBSITE
Windemere Art and Antiques - seasonal art and antique shop; 20 Main St. 978-546-3513WEBSITE

Clothing Shopping - list of clothing shops at rockportusa.comWEBSITE
List of shops on Bearskinneck - bearskinneck.net; shops, restaurants, lodgingWEBSITE
Lists of retail shops and stores - list of shops by category at rockportusa.comWEBSITE
Shop Info and pictures - tuckinn.com; attractions page at Tuck Inn websiteWEBSITE

Galleries
Art Nook Gallery - contemporary art gallery of Kathleen Miller and Stefan Mierz; also showing work of Lawrence Martin Bitman; oil paintings, prints; local landscape themes; 58 Bearskin Neck 978-546-0056WEBSITE
Art of David Arsenault - fine art gallery featuring oil paintings and giclee prints by David Arsenault; 8 Dock Sq. 518-466-9093WEBSITE
Canterbury Hill Studio and Gallery - collection of fine art pieces representing many artists; prints, paintings, jewelry, wooden crafts, pottery; 41 Main St. 978-309-8468WEBSITE
Cynthia Curtis Pottery - pottery studio; call to check hours; contact to inquire about classes; pottery also available at scheduled shows and select local retailers; 80 Pigeon Hill St. 978-546-6186WEBSITE
Fished Impressions - original fish prints; framed works, black and white or color; classes, kits; 55 Bearskin Neck 978-944-1709WEBSITE
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck - seasonal art gallery in nearby town; located 5 miles south of Bearskin Neck; 53 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester 978-282-0917WEBSITE
Gallery Montanaro - art gallery featuring works by contemporary and historic artists; hours vary by season; contact for appointment or current hours; 10 Bearskin Neck 508-397-9015WEBSITE
Gallery Number One - art gallery featuring paintings, prints, photographs; 1 Main St., Rockport 508-951-6441WEBSITE
One of a Kind - pottery studio; gifts, home decor; limited hours, call ahead; 1 Main St. 781-710-1274WEBSITE
Rusty and Ingrid - hand made New England themed screen prints; 8 Bearskin Neck 978-999-5107WEBSITE
Scott Tubby Fine Art - gallery of work by painter and potter, Scott Tubby; 26 Bearskin Neck 207-329-2586WEBSITE
Square Circle Gallery - seasonal gift shop with a variety of artists' creations; 11 Dock Sq. 978-546-7100WEBSITE
White Seagull Gallery - paintings and prints by Susanne White; 7 Bearskin Neck 978-546-3449WEBSITE
Windemere Art and Antiques - seasonal art and antique shop; 20 Main St. 978-546-3513WEBSITE
Rockport Annual Art Gallery Stroll - annual weekend stroll to Rockport galleries; part of Christmas in Rockport events; 978-283-1601WEBSITE

General Information
Art Colony - Rocky Neck Art Colony in nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Cape Ann Travel Information - capeannvacations.com; general travel information, upcoming eventsWEBSITE
General Info and Links - tuckinn.com; Rockport inn with links to attractions and visitor informationWEBSITE
General Information - online travel guide; rockportusa.com; events, accommodations, restaurants, attractionsWEBSITE
General Information about Arts - cape-ann.com; links to info about the arts on Cape AnnWEBSITE
General Travel Links - cape-ann.com; general travel information and links; lodging, dining, museumsWEBSITE
Town of Rockport Visitor Info - rockportma.gov; Visitors links to general info, videos, walking tours, attractionsWEBSITE
Unofficial Online Guide - capeannmass.com; weather and live camsWEBSITE

Restaurants
Bean & Leaf Cafe - small ocean view cafe serving large selection of hot and cold beverages, clam chowder, soups, salads, wraps; cozy indoor seating; some seasonal outdoor seating; 12 Bearskin Neck 978-546-7500WEBSITE
Blue Lobster Grille - CLOSED; seafood restaurant serving chowder, lobster bisque, seafood stew, fish tacos, sandwiches, fried seafood plates, lobster, pasta dishes, baked seafood entrees; 15 Dock Sq. 978-546-9990WEBSITE
Bracketts - open April through October - oceanview dining on Main St. downtown; 25 Main St. 978-546-2797WEBSITE
Brothers' Brew Coffee Shop - coffee, pastries, doughnuts, muffins, Nisu (Finnish sweet bread), sandwiches, soups; 27 Main St. 978-546-2797WEBSITE
Ellen's Harborside - CLOSED; lunch and dinner; plenty of seafood and desserts; located downtown; casual; 1 T Wharf WEBSITE
Feather and Wedge - dinner restaurant with changing menu based on seasonally available foods; seafood, chicken, steak entrees; 5 Main St. 978-999-5917WEBSITE
Fleur Cuisine Harborside - new family owned restaurant opening June 2022; inventive dishes including seafood and Caribbean flavors; 1 T-Wharf 978-735-6653WEBSITE
Helmut's Strudel - pastry and coffee shop on Bearskin Neck; 60 Bearskin Neck 978-546-2824WEBSITE
My Place By-The-Sea - oceanview restaurant at the end of Bearskin Neck; 68 Bearskin Neck 978-546-9667WEBSITE
Pigeon Cove Tavern - seasonal ocean view dining at the Emerson Inn; check website for hours; 1 Cathedral Inn 978-546-6321WEBSITE
Red Skiff - breakfast and lunch diner; clam chowder, lobster rolls, fish and chips, wraps, breakfast bowls; public restroom nearby; check hours; 15 Mt. Pleasant St. 978-546-7647WEBSITE
Robins Nest Gelato - seasonal family run gelato shop; homemade gelato; Italian ices too; 1 Main St. 978-239-2535WEBSITE
Rockin' Cupcakes - cupcakes and other desserts in small shop on Bearskin Neck; 42 Bearskin Neck 978-852-8282WEBSITE
Rockport Fudgery - fresh fudge made daily; cider, candy, elephant ears flaky cinnamon pastry; 4 Tuna Wharf 978-546-2030WEBSITE
Rockport House of Pizza - pizza, calzones, pasta, subs, sandwiches, dinners, roast beef, salads; also, gluten free pizza; indoor seating or take out ; 19 Broadway 978-546-6066WEBSITE
Roy Moore's Fish Shack - chowder, fried seafood, sandwiches; located at Dock Square, downtown Rockport; 21 Dock Sq. 978-546-6667WEBSITE
Salty's Lobster, Dogs and More - sandwich shop serving lobster rolls, hot dogs, paninis; take out or outdoor seating; 2 Dock Sq. 978-999-5947WEBSITE
The Ice Cream Store - seasonal ice cream shop with water views; small amount of outdoor and indoor seating; 14 Bearskin Neck 978-546-7500WEBSITE
Top Dog of Rockport - hot dogs and fried clams; seasonal; located on Bearskin Neck; 2 Doyles Cove Rd. 978-546-0006WEBSITE

Restaurant List - list from cape-ann.com; includes all price ranges; many are seasonal onlyWEBSITE

Accommodations
Addison Choate Inn - seasonal renovated 7 room boutique inn with contemporary styling; expanded continental brkfst., afternoon refreshments, bicycles can be reserved; special packages; 3/10 mi. to downtown; 49 Broadway 978-546-7543WEBSITE
Beach & King Street Inn - Six bedroom house rental; elegant casual style; short walk to town; overlooking beach; formerly an inn; 2 King St. 978-546-6602WEBSITE
Beauport Hotel - renovated hotel located w/ harbor views and small beach; on site dining, heated outdoor rooftop pool w/ocean and city views; 5 mi. south of downtown Rockport; 55 Commercial St., Gloucester 978-282-0008WEBSITE
Beech Tree Bed and Breakfast - two guest rooms and 1 suite on second floor of 1850's Greek Revival home; continental breakfast; walk to town; 55 Broadway 978-546-2864WEBSITE
Eagle House Motel & Guesthouse - motel with 14 guest rooms, plus guest house; shared deck space; a/c; short walk to downtown, 1/2 mi. walk to train station; 10 Beach St. and 8 Cleaves St. 978-546-6292WEBSITE
Eden Pines Inn - inn with ocean and lighthouse views; 7 guest rooms; king or 2 queen beds; many rooms with private balcony; cont. brkfst.; located 1.8 mi. from downtown along rocky coast; 48 Eden Rd. 978-546-2505WEBSITE
Emerson Inn By the Sea - historic grand hotel on Pigeon Cove; oceanviews; restaurant; 1 Cathedral Ave. 978-546-6321WEBSITE
Lantana House - short walk to downtown; porch on downtown street; 22 Broad St. 978-546-3535WEBSITE
Linden Tree Inn - CLOSED; Victorian style B&B; short walk to downtown & beach; full breakfast; 26 King St. 978-546-2494WEBSITE
Periwinkle Cottage - 2 townhouse style year round rental units accommodating 2 guests per unit; full kitchen; walk to town; 7 Broadway Terrace 877-325-1139WEBSITE
Pleasant Street Inn - CLOSED; historic 1800's Victorian inn with 8 guest rooms; cont. brkfst., also, 2 bedroom carriage house and 3 bedroom cottage; walk to town; 17 Pleasant St. WEBSITE
Rockport Inn & Suites - hotel w/ indoor pool, tennis courts, fitness room, continental breakfast, pet-friendly; 183 Main St. 978-546-3300WEBSITE
Sally Webster Inn - renovated antique colonial bed and breakfast serving expanded continental brkfst.; located 3/10 mi. from downtown; 34 Mt. Pleasant St. 978-546-9251WEBSITE
Seacrest Manor - CLOSED; 8 room ocean view manor; peaceful, nice views, short drive to town; 99 Marmion Way 978-546-2211WEBSITE
Seven South Street Inn - 3 guest rooms, each with private bath and separate entrance; located 4/10 mile to downtown Rockport; 7 South St. 978-546-6708WEBSITE
The Cove at Rockport - large inn on Front Beach with sundeck, 5 minute walk to Bearskin Neck; newly renovated; formerly Peg Leg Inn; 1/2 mile to train station; 1 King St. 978-203-2840WEBSITE
The Peg Leg Inn - CHANGED TO The Cove at Rockport; large inn on Front Beach, 5 minute walk to Bearskin Neck; 1 King St. 978-546-2352WEBSITE
The Seafarer Inn - ocean views, short walk to town, quiet seaside neighborhood; open year round; 50 Marmion Way 978-546-6248WEBSITE
The Seaward - Spruce cottage, also known as the Gullsnest for rent; close to ocean; large inn no longer part of Seaward; 42 Marmion Way 978-284-2468WEBSITE
The Tuck Inn Bed and Breakfast - CLOSED; 1790 colonial on a side street; short walk to village center; 17 High St. 978-546-7260WEBSITE
Yankee Clipper Inn - ocean view 1929 mansion on rocky bluff; function room, restaurant; 127 Granite St. 978-546-0001WEBSITE

Inns of Rockport - innsofrockport.com; association of inns, hotels, motels and rentalsWEBSITE
More B&B's - bnbfinder.com; list of inns and B&Bs; surrounding towns alsoWEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions
Cape Ann Museum - artifacts, paintings, sculpture, Native American tools; 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester 978-283-0455WEBSITE
Halibut Point State Park - rocky coastline, ocean views, quarry, small visitor center & museum; Gott Ave. 978-546-2997WEBSITE
Hammond Castle Museum - medieval-style castle, ocean views; seasonal hours; check website; 80 Hesperus Ave. 978-283-2080WEBSITE
North Shore Adventures and Outdoor Center - kayak and SUP rentals on Bearskin Neck; tours, bike rentals; beach accessories, including flip flops, sunglasses, footwear, gear; 9 Tuna Wharf 978-546-5050WEBSITE
Rockport Art Association and Museum - art exhibitions, special programs, classes, workshops, lectures; 12 Main St. 978-546-6604WEBSITE
The Paper House - house made of paper in 1922 by Elis F. Stenman; furniture too; 52 Pigeon Hill St. 978-546-2629WEBSITE
Activities & Attractions, Beaches, Lighthouses, Parks and More - rockportusa.com; kayaking, fishing, saling charters, river cruiseWEBSITE
Antique Shops - visit Essex for antique shops; list from tuckinn.comWEBSITE
Art Colony - Rocky Neck Art Colony in nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Beaches - cape-ann.com; list of beaches on Cape Ann, including in Rockport and GloucesterWEBSITE
Bearskin Neck - short piece of land on Rockport Harbor, home to unique shops and artists' studiosWEBSITE
Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour - Rockport and Gloucester studio tour days; June 5-6, October 9-10, 2021WEBSITE
Cape Ann Whale Watch - whale watch trips from nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Coolidge Reservation - walking trails, scenic ocean views in Manchester-By-The-SeaWEBSITE
Events and Festivals, Lots going on for Christmas - rockportusa.com list of monthly eventsWEBSITE
Harbor Tours of Cape Ann - boat tours of Gloucester Harbor and shoreline, including lighthouse tour, lobstering tour, river tour and water shuttle tour; 978-283-1979WEBSITE
History of Motif No. 1 - red shack on Bearskin Neck Wharf, famous subject for art studentsWEBSITE
List of Attractions - tuckinn.com; bird watching, beaches, hiking, museums, quarries, historic propertiesWEBSITE
Millbrook Meadow - small park with playground off Beach St.WEBSITE
Ravenswood Park - hiking trails, picnic areas, bird watching cross-country skiing; GloucesterWEBSITE
Rockport Eve - special events for New Year's EveWEBSITE
Seven Seas Whale Watch - whale watch trips from nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Thacher Island Twin Lights - twin lighthouses built on a small island off Rockport; walking trailsWEBSITE
Whale Watch Tours - tuckinn.com list of whale watch tours from GloucesterWEBSITE

Kids
Cape Ann Museum - artifacts, paintings, sculpture, Native American tools; 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester 978-283-0455WEBSITE
Halibut Point State Park - rocky coastline, ocean views, quarry, small visitor center & museum; Gott Ave. 978-546-2997WEBSITE
Hammond Castle Museum - medieval-style castle, ocean views; seasonal hours; check website; 80 Hesperus Ave. 978-283-2080WEBSITE
North Shore Adventures and Outdoor Center - kayak and SUP rentals on Bearskin Neck; tours, bike rentals; beach accessories, including flip flops, sunglasses, footwear, gear; 9 Tuna Wharf 978-546-5050WEBSITE
Rockport Art Association and Museum - art exhibitions, special programs, classes, workshops, lectures; 12 Main St. 978-546-6604WEBSITE
The Paper House - house made of paper in 1922 by Elis F. Stenman; furniture too; 52 Pigeon Hill St. 978-546-2629WEBSITE
Activities & Attractions, Beaches, Lighthouses, Parks and More - rockportusa.com; kayaking, fishing, saling charters, river cruiseWEBSITE
Beaches - cape-ann.com; list of beaches on Cape Ann, including in Rockport and GloucesterWEBSITE
Bearskin Neck - short piece of land on Rockport Harbor, home to unique shops and artists' studiosWEBSITE
Cape Ann Whale Watch - whale watch trips from nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Coolidge Reservation - walking trails, scenic ocean views in Manchester-By-The-SeaWEBSITE
Events and Festivals, Lots going on for Christmas - rockportusa.com list of monthly eventsWEBSITE
Harbor Tours of Cape Ann - boat tours of Gloucester Harbor and shoreline, including lighthouse tour, lobstering tour, river tour and water shuttle tour; 978-283-1979WEBSITE
History of Motif No. 1 - red shack on Bearskin Neck Wharf, famous subject for art studentsWEBSITE
List of Attractions - tuckinn.com; bird watching, beaches, hiking, museums, quarries, historic propertiesWEBSITE
Millbrook Meadow - small park with playground off Beach St.WEBSITE
Ravenswood Park - hiking trails, picnic areas, bird watching cross-country skiing; GloucesterWEBSITE
Rockport Eve - special events for New Year's EveWEBSITE
Seven Seas Whale Watch - whale watch trips from nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Thacher Island Twin Lights - twin lighthouses built on a small island off Rockport; walking trailsWEBSITE
Whale Watch Tours - tuckinn.com list of whale watch tours from GloucesterWEBSITE

Christmas Pageant and Holiday Shopping in Rockport, Massachusetts, December 2019

La Provence, Main St., Rockport, Mass.

FEATURED SHOP: La Provence

Located on Main Street in downtown Rockport, Massachusets, La Provence is steps from Bearskin Neck and Dock Square. This small family owned shop is full of imported French tablecloths, table linens, bath and body products, and gifts. Their colorful tablecloths are practical and pretty. Some of their linens are acrylic or teflon coated and some are 100% cotton. (More)


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La Provence's liquid and bar soaps smell great and have pretty packaging as well. They have put together gift baskets and gift boxes with soaps, lotions and bath accessories. Additional items for sale include oil diffusers, soy wax candles, dish towels, and runners. Their melamine plates, bowls and serving utensils are available in blue and yellow designs. They also carry wooden salad serving sets. Hard to find sachet and drawer liners with lovely scents are here too. Chair pads, baguette baskets, butter dishes and butter crocks coordinate with their other products. See their large selection of still life giclee prints, mostly fruit and vegetables in vibrant and natural tones. As you can see on their facebook and instagram pages, La Provence currently has a variety of straw market baskets. Their website features many of their products and you can purchase online if you cannot visit in person. As a small business they maintain an "all sales final" policy but exchanges are fine within 7 days (shipping charges apply). This inspiring and pretty shop brings beautiful items from the south of France to your home. (Less)


La Provence, Main St., Rockport, Mass.

FEATURED SHOP: La Provence

Located on Main Street in downtown Rockport, Massachusets, La Provence is steps from Bearskin Neck and Dock Square. This small family owned shop is full of imported French tablecloths, table linens, bath and body products, and gifts. (Read More)


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Their colorful tablecloths are practical and pretty. Some of their linens are acrylic or teflon coated and some are 100% cotton. La Provence's liquid and bar soaps smell great and have pretty packaging as well. They have put together gift baskets and gift boxes with soaps, lotions and bath accessories. Additional items for sale include oil diffusers, soy wax candles, dish towels, and runners. Their melamine plates, bowls and serving utensils are available in blue and yellow designs. They also carry wooden salad serving sets. Hard to find sachet and drawer liners with lovely scents are here too. Chair pads, baguette baskets, butter dishes and butter crocks coordinate with their other products. See their large selection of still life giclee prints, mostly fruit and vegetables in vibrant and natural tones. As you can see on their facebook and instagram pages, La Provence currently has a variety of straw market baskets. Their website features many of their products and you can purchase online if you cannot visit in person. As a small business they maintain an "all sales final" policy but exchanges are fine within 7 days (shipping charges apply). This inspiring and pretty shop brings beautiful items from the south of France to your home. (Less)


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Carol Lee's Cottage, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Carol Lee's Cottage, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Rusty and Ingrid, screen prints, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Rusty and Ingrid, screen prints, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Katie's Gift Shop, Mt. Pleasant St., Rockport, Ma.
Katie's Gift Shop, Mt. Pleasant St., Rockport, Ma.

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Lulu's Pantry, Dock Square, Rockport, Ma.
Lulu's Pantry, Dock Square, Rockport, Ma.

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Pewter Shop, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Pewter Shop, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Strut Boutique, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Strut Boutique, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Holiday shoppers on Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Holiday shoppers on Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Bearskin Neck Leathers, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Bearskin Neck Leathers, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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One Ocean One Love Shop, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
One Ocean One Love Shop, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Sand Castles, Mt. Pleasant St., Rockport, Ma.
Sand Castles, Mt. Pleasant St., Rockport, Ma.

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Wicked Peacock, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.
Wicked Peacock, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.

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Scott Tubby Fine Art, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Scott Tubby Fine Art, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Rockport Candle Company, Bearskin Neck, Rockport
Rockport Candle Company, Bearskin Neck, Rockport

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Happy Whale, toy shop on Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Happy Whale, toy shop on Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Coast and Country, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Coast and Country, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Good Dog Gallery, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.
Good Dog Gallery, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.

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Floating Lotus, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Floating Lotus, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Susie's Stories, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Susie's Stories, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Fudgery, Tuna Wharf on Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Fudgery, Tuna Wharf on Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Tuck's Candy Factory, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.
Tuck's Candy Factory, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.

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Helmut's Strudel, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Helmut's Strudel, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Kaihlanen Gallery, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Kaihlanen Gallery, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Glass House, Tuna Wharf on Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Glass House, Tuna Wharf on Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Kala Roopa, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Kala Roopa, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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The Fish Shack, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.
The Fish Shack, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.

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Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Bearskin Neck Country Store, Rockport, Ma.
Bearskin Neck Country Store, Rockport, Ma.

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Seaside Boutique and Beads, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.
Seaside Boutique and Beads, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.

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London Venturers Company, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.
London Venturers Company, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.

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Salty's Lobster, Dogs and More, Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.
Salty's Lobster, Dogs and More in Dock Sq., Rockport, Ma.

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The Ice Cream Store, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
The Ice Cream Store, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

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Shalin Liu Performance Center, Main St., Rockport, Ma.
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Main St., Rockport, Ma.

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La Provence, Main St., Rockport, Ma.
La Provence, Main St., Rockport, Ma.

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View of Rockport Harbor from Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Massachusetts
View of Rockport Harbor from Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Massachusetts

View of rock jetty and Rockport Harbor from tip of Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
View of rock jetty and Rockport Harbor from tip of Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.

Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Ma.
Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Ma.

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