The trail links the commercial downtown with the working waterfront, providing a peaceful walk with scenic views, a glimpse into Rockland's maritime history, and an opportunity to experience the arts and culture of the city.
The trail includes sections of gravel and pavers, following the shore or travelling along and through city parks, as well as some sections of pavement along roadways. The trail takes the form of a wide wooden boardwalk directly along the shore in quarter-mile stretch, from Sandy Beach just south of the YMCA and 0.5 miles from the trail's southern terminus, up to Harbor Park near the public pier. The wooden boardwalk is 12 feet wide and of a flat grade, and suitable for strollers, wheelchairs, and those with mobility challenges.
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The south end of the trail is located by the Children's Coastal Museum. To get there, take Main Street south. 0.7 miles from the intersection of Main and Park Streets, take a left onto Mechanic Street. In 0.2 miles, turn right onto the road just after Snow Marine Park, which leads to a public parking lot for the Rockland Public Landing, the best place to park to access the south end of the trail.
The north end of the trail is at the Rockland Breakwater parking area. Head east on Waldo Avenue from US-1 for 0.5 miles, and turn right onto Samoset Road. The parking area is 0.5 miles down on the left.
There are numerous public parking lots and limitless points of access to this trail along the entirely of its length.
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