SENIORS TRAVEL THE MAINE COAST



Seniors Spend Quality Time In Rockport

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Rockport, Maine, a popular tourist destination with a population of 3,500, has a longstanding reputation as an artists’ community. Seniors learn that notable artists and art institutions play a significant role in the town’s economic and social life.

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Rockport, or “the River” was settled in 1769 by Robert Thorndike. Goose River Village, as it was known until 1852, was originally part of the Megunticook Plantation.

Rockport got its name for the rocky terrain and its well-known limestone industry. The town supplied most of the stone used in the US Capitol Building in Washington DC after it was damaged during the War of 1812.

Andre the Seal Statue at the Rockport Marine Park is dedicated to a seal that was saved by a local fisherman, becoming a sort of local mascot. The marble statue was unveiled by Andre himself, 8 years before he died in 1986.

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Senior Visitors Enjoy Rockport Harbor

Rockport Harbor is highly scenic, whether you choose to sail or boat from the harbor or just dine at a waterfront restaurant where senior visitors can order a fresh steamed Maine lobster. Rockport Charters offers  views of local wildlife and lighthouse tours.

Bay Chamber Concerts has brought music, particularly classical music, to the midcoast area. Being on the Atlantic coastline, seafood reigns at 21 fine restaurants. Check out the many vacation rentals.

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Senior golfers can play a round or two at the 18-hole Oceanside Course said to one of the finest by Golf Digest. Or a round or two at the Samoset Resort Golf Course. Seniors can spend your favorite winter holiday at the Samoset an historic Maine resort.

Consider a cruise on the Schooner Yacht, Heron, from the Rockport Harbor. If you have a few days to spare and enjoy cruising, take a long sailing adventure, also known as camping on the water trips, that are available with the Schooner Timberwind.

 Seniors Meet Oreo Cookie Cows

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The Belted Galloway, more commonly known as Oreo cookie cows due to their black and white stripe coloring, are a surprisingly popular attraction. The 136-acre Aldermere Farm is highly popular with folks of all ages.

In the late 1800s, Rockport became one of the leading lime producers in the country, with production happening all year round. The town also became known for its “Lily Pond Ice” export. 50,000 tons of clear ice was harvested every year and exported to different countries around the world.

Rockport is one of those small harbor towns that senior travelers will not want to pass by on your way up the Maine coast. Enjoy your lobster, that cruise, the inviting ocean breeze and all the amenities that Rockland has to offer. -jeb

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