Rockport is a gorgeous town in Knox County, Maine with a population of over 3,000 at the 2010 census. Originally a part of Camden, the towns split in 1891 and the name Rockport was adopted. Rockport is another popular tourist destination in the mid-coast Maine region.
The Samoset Hotel, now a resort, has been a prime coastal destination, renowned for spectacular and expansive views of Penobscot Bay, distant islands and the Camden Hills to the east. Just behind the harbor sits the Cramer Park Picnic Area, with a pleasant short trail along a small stream. The main village lies further north and boasts its own, attractive harbor near Camden. The harbor was once the home of “Andre the seal,” a local attraction and mascot of the community and summer visitors.