Rockland © manray3/flickr
Historically a blue-collar fishing town, Rockland has gotten a bit of a facelift recently; the somewhat depressed-looking main street has been fixed up and enhanced by attractions like the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center gallery, as well as a number of shops and restaurants.
Rockland has enough interesting attractions for a perfect weekend break in Maine, includine the Maine Lighthouse Museum and the Owl's Head Transportation Museum. Active visitors can take a walk to the Breakwater Lighthouse, or catch a ride on the Maine Eastern Railroad.
Rockland is best known as the home of the Maine Lobster Festival, held each August, and it also hosts the North Atlantic Blues Festival every July. Rockland also makes a great base from which to explore the Saint George Peninsula and the islands of Penobscot Bay: Vinalhaven, North Haven and Matinicus.