Weekend Trip: Rockport

One of our favorite places to spend a Saturday is in Bear Skin Neck in Rockport, MA. One of our first dates was in Rockport. We went to My Place by the Sea for lunch. That was my first big trip of many to Rockport!

1. My Place by the Sea (www.myplacebythesea.com) The food is fantastic and the ambiance is worth the drive. Also, Moose claims it’s the best clam chowder he’s had in New England. I am a sucker for Woodman’s, but MPBTS is definitely in my top three.

2. The Fishing Shack
This is the most photographed place in New England. It’s fun to walk around and look at the buoys. You can see if from nearly everyplace in Bear Skin Neck.

There are lots of cute shops for window shopping and dawdling. There are also lots of artisans – metalworkers, glassblowers and painters who open up their studios and galleries.

Be sure to stop at:

3. Lulu’s Pantry – the most amazing kitchen utensils, tools, items and unique, organic food delicacies.

4. Helmut’s Strudel! True story: one time we bought one, and Moose ate the whole thing before I could even get to it. Yum!

5. Also stop in the Olde Town Trading Post. They have an old-time self-playing band. It’s only a quarter and so fun!

The movie “The Proposal” was filmed in Rockport – which was set to be portrayed as Sitka Alaska.

Can you tell the mountains were put in digitally? Hah!! Isn’t that funny!

They just put up some new signs and added hunting/furs around town (because those = Alaska?) and Sitka it became!

Don’t forget to visit Bear Skin Neck the next time you’re on the North Shore of Boston. : )

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