A Brief History of Rockport
Rockport, MA is a small seaside community that lies at the northernmost tip of Cape Ann. The Town of Rockport was incorporated in 1840 after the first granite quarries were developed. Rockport granite was shipped throughout the East Coast, particularly during the Industrial Revolution. After the demand for granite decreased, Rockport thrived as an artists’ colony due to its rocky beaches, quaint fishing shacks, and colorful fishing boats.
Exploring Rockport From The Byway
Rockport features miles of scenic sandy beaches, granite shores, and peaceful walking trails through coastal forests and glades to explore. Byway travelers can also tour Rockport’s vibrant artist colony, visit the famous Motif #1, and dine and drink at incredible seaside restaurants.