Photo Essay: Beautiful Rockport, Massachusetts

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Rockport, Massachusetts, lies at the tip of Cape Ann in Massachusetts’s northeast corner.  Surrounded by water on three sides, it’s no surprise Rockport became one of New England’s quintessential fishing towns.

Today, Rockport is still home to fishermen, but you’ll also find a number of artists.  Galleries, shops and restaurants fill storybook-like areas like Bearskin Neck, where you’ll find a perfect photo at every angle.

While many movies have been filmed in Rockport over the years, the town became an instant star on the big screen as the fictional Alaska hamlet — and home to Betty White! — in The Proposal.

Rockport is an easy day trip from Boston: the commuter rail will take you from North Station to central Rockport in just over an hour!

If you can’t get enough of tiny seaside New England towns like Rockport, there are plenty more!  Some of my favorites are Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Ogunquit, Maine; and Newburyport, Massachusetts.