Introduction to Rockport, Massachusetts
Rockport was originally inhabited by the Agawam Indians. The town was a part of Gloucester, which was settled in 1623, but was uninhabited for more than 100 years. A dock was built in 1743 for timber and fishing, and the first granite quarries were developed in the early 19th century. It became a separate town in 1840. Rockport is located in Essex County, which was organized on May 10, 1643.
Rockport and Nearby Attractions
- Old Garden Beach
- Halibut Point State Park
- Babson Museum
- The Headlands
- Sandy Bay Historical Society and Museums
- Hammond Castle Museum
Things To Do In Rockport
Rockport offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. For outdoor recreation, people may visit the Pebbly Beach, Old Garden Beach, Long Beach, Cape Hedge Beach, and Front Beach. The Rockport Golf Club provides opportunities to play golf. Museums like Babson Museum and Sandy Bay Historical Society and Museums are also in the area. The Halibut Point State Park is another popular attraction. Apart from these, Rockport hosts the Harvest Festival every year in October.
Flights are available from General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport.
Rockport Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Salem State College, Northern Essex Community College, and North Shore Community College.