Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show - Where to Stay & Eat
Where to Stay & Eat
The show itself will have many great food vendors and trucks with delicious eats on offer. The city of Rockland has fantastic food and plenty of great lodging options, all within a short distance of the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show grounds. Below you'll find links to the Penobscot Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and to our Coastal Directory to help you find a place to stay and places to eat around town. We recommend that you book lodging early to avoid disappointment. This is high season on the coast of Maine and things sell out quickly!
Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce offices are at One Park Drive, next to the Buoy Park entrance to the show. Stop in and talk with their helpful staff if you have any questions. While you are in the area for the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, we hope you can find some time to tour nearby towns and attractions, some highlights of which appear below.
- Maine Lobster Festival (www.mainelobsterfestival.com, 207-596-0376)
- Maine Discovery Center/Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce (www.camdenrockland.com, 207-596-0376, Location: 1 Park Drive, Rockland)
- the Maine Lighthouse Museum (www.MaineLighthouseMuseum.org, 207-594-3301)
- the Farnsworth Art Museum (www.FarnsworthMuseum.org, 207-596-6457)
- the Project Puffin Visitor Center (www.projectpuffin.org , 207-596-5566)
- Strand Theatre (www.RocklandStrand.com, 207-594-0070)
- The Island Institute (www.IslandInstitute.org, 207-594-9209)
- the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (www.cmcanow.org , 207-236-2875)
- The Millay House (millayhouserockland.org) - the birthplace of Edna St. Vincent Millay
- The Maine State Ferry Terminal (www.exploremaine.org/ferry, 800-491-4883) - offers daily, year-round service to the islands of North Haven and Vinalhaven, and less frequent service to Matinicus, the most remote of the Penobscot Bay islands (weekly ferry service during the summer months, but only one ferry per month from November through March).
- the Rockland Breakwater Light (www.rocklandharborlights.org) (Do not walk here on rainy or snowy days, and be sure to wear good walking shoes, as there are gaps between the massive granite stones, which are splashed by the tides and can be slippery even in the best weather)
- The Owls Head Transportation Museum (www.owlshead.org, 207-594-4418)
- Owls Head Light State Park (maine.gov/owlshead or visitmaine.com/organization/owls-head-light)
- the Rockport Opera House (www.rockportoperahouse.com)
- Bay Chamber Concerts series (www.baychamberconcerts.org, (207) 236-2823 or
- the Mt. Battie Auto Road, Camden (www.maine.gov/dacf) - a birds-eye view of Camden Harbor, surrounded by the panorama of Penobscot Bay and its islands.
- The Lincolnville Historical Society (www.lincolnvillehistory.org) operates the School House Museum in one of the town’s historic one-room schools from late June through early October.