When you’re not creating your visual stories in the magical life of MidCoast Maine, there is a fascinating world to visit in Rockport and the stunning environment that surrounds it. Hike in the mountains, kayak on Megunticook Lake, see one of MidCoast’s 24 iconic lighthouses, take a windjammer sail into Penobscot Bay or breathe in the salt air on a relaxing 12-mile ferry ride out to the inspiring artists colony on Monhegan Island.
The renowned Farnsworth Museum in the commercial fishing harbor town of Rockland, next door to Rockport, is usually a must-visit for everyone. Browse its captivating collection of works, including those of famous locals Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth, then lunch and dine in an amazing variety of establishments ranging from roadside lobster roll stands to world-class haute cuisine restaurants. Strolling the country lanes and main streets of MidCoast’s picturesque villages will often bring you to the doors of artists, photographers and fine woodworkers, many of whom have come to know MMW+C over the last 40 years and welcome workshop attendees for location shoots and storytelling. It is the unique combination of this extraordinary natural environment and its down-to-earth populace — be they artisans, lobster fishermen, cooks or park rangers — that sparks and sustains such a talented and creative community here. Come to Rockport, feel inspired, learn with us, and join that community.