Rockland Harbor Trail

This path along the City’s waterfront showcases the City's historic downtown and redeveloped waterfront, as well as the region's cultural and arts community.
Trail Activity
Accessible Adventure Walking
Length
3.5 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Rockland
Surface
Gravel/Crushed Stone, Pavement, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

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. 

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the City of Rockland website, or contact:

City of Rockland

City of Rockland
Rockland City Hall
270 Pleasant Street
Rockland, Maine 04841
Phone: (207) 594-0306
jhashem@rocklandmaine.gov
View website

Nearby Events

VIEW EVENTS CALENDAR

Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Make a small campsite, preferably where there is no vegetation.
Legend
Hide All

Trailhead Information

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 Myrtle 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.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
Please Log In or Create Account to add comments.
ajmorgan82014
August 05, 2020
Rockland is beautiful. I suggest adding the walk out to Breakwater Lighthouse to this trail map. It's 1 mile (one way) from the start of the rocks to the lighthouse.
These awesome businesses support our goal of connecting people to outdoor adventures in Maine!
Hang Tight!
Nearby services are loading
No Results
No Services Found
SHARE THIS TRAIL

Add Trail Log

Please wait…
Join In on the Fun!
Log in or create an account below to unlock all the great features of Maine trail finder: keep track of trails you want to do, preserve memories of trails you’ve done, earn badges, and more!
Your log in attempt was not successful. Please try again.
    Lost your password? Reset your password
    Don't yet have an account?
    There was an issue with your submission. Please try again.
      * Indicates required field
      Already have an account? Login here
      Enter your username, and we will send you a new, randomly generated password to your email account.
      There was an issue with your submission. Please try again.

        Success! A new password has been emailed to you.

        Log in now

        Please wait…