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Rockport, MA

A popular artist colony on beautiful Cape Ann.

Photo of Rockport, MA Rockport, MA, a popular artist colony north of Boston, is perhaps the jewel of Cape Ann, a peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean. Rockport is made up of narrow streets lined with weathered cottages, funky shops, clam shacks, and art galleries. This salty old town is often seen in photography books, and is in fact home to Motif #1, a little red fishing shack that has been painted and photographed countless times.

Photo of Rockport, MA The area surrounding Rockport is simply beautiful, from the rocky headlands of Halibut Point and the peaceful hamlets of Lanesville and Annisquam to the rocky quarries around Dogtown and the warm sands of the beaches of nearby Gloucester. And all of this is less than an hour from the Boston area. Perhaps this is why so many people opt for Rockport and Cape Ann when they vacation along the Massachusetts coast.

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