Fall Harvest Time in Rockport MA

Things to Do in the Fall in Rockport, MA

We enthusiastically welcomed the arrival of fall in Rockport, Massachusetts, the other day. Although we enjoy the lively energy of summer in Cape Ann, we cherish the peaceful atmosphere, smaller crowds, and autumnal charm of Rockport.


Indoor Swimming Pool at Rockport Inn & Suites

Guests of our hotel in Rockport, MA, will surely be delighted by the indoor pool, the one and only hotel indoor pool offered in Rockport, MA. Come rain, shine, or snow, visitors can take a dip in the pool any time of year, making for an unforgettable experience.


Bearskin Neck

Bearskin Neck is a street that has everything you could want! It offers breathtaking ocean views, boats, charming shops, art galleries, and restaurants. It is also home to the iconic red fishing shack, Motif #1, which is the most painted building in America. Take a leisurely stroll around Bearskin Neck and the nearby streets to soak up all the sights.


Visit Art Galleries

When you find yourself in Rockport, MA, this autumn, make sure to pay a visit to the art galleries on Main Street and Bearskin Neck. It’s an excellent opportunity to delve into the cultural district of Rockport, MA, by admiring the diverse art on exhibit. The Rockport Art Association is an excellent starting point. The association hosts exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and educational programs for people of all ages throughout the year. They are open to the public from early March to the end of the year, and they have seven art galleries that showcase their members’ paintings, graphics, sculptures, and photography, as well as works from our Museum Collection of American Art.


Shalin Liu Performance Center

The Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA is a cultural hub featuring chamber music and renowned performers. It hosts the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport Jazz Festival, and a variety of other music concerts, as well as broadcasts of HD shows and films. The views from the Center are also quite lovely. After or before a show, you can walk down Main Street for a bite to eat or a drink.


Beach Walks

Did you know that beach walks are great all year round, even during fall? Don’t let the cooler weather stop you from getting some fresh air and vitamin D. There are some amazing spots nearby like Front Beach, where you can relax and take in the ocean views. Another must-see beach is Long Beach in Rockport. It’s one of the largest beaches in the area and has stunning views of Thatcher Island and its twin lighthouses. So why not bundle up and enjoy the beautiful fall weather while taking a leisurely stroll on the beach? For more beach options visit: https://rockportusa.com/news/beaches-of-rockport/


A Day Trip to Salem

If you’re looking for a fantastic fall adventure, you should consider exploring the North Shore, MA area. It’s packed with breathtaking foliage, pumpkin patches, and fascinating American history. But, if you’re in the mood for some spooky New England autumn fun, Salem, MA is the place to be. You won’t want to miss out on visiting The Witch House, checking out the Hocus Pocus film sites, and exploring the House of Seven Gables. October is the best time to visit, with near-perfect weather and Salem’s “Haunted Happenings” events.


After an exciting day of exploring Rockport, MA and its surroundings, take some time to unwind in our hotel lobby. Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere by our lit fireplace or relax outside by our firepit. Happy autumn!