Considered the commercial center of Maine’s mid-coast, Rockland is a historic fishing village which has become increasingly popular with tourists. The main streets are lined with shops, restaurants, and galleries. Rockland is also home to the Farnsworth Art Museum and it is the departure point for ferries to Vinalhaven and other islands. There is some very nice waterfront running in the downtown area. We’ve put together two routes, which can be combined.
Waterfront Run: Start at Atlantic St. A pleasant path runs along the waterfront, to small piers. Use Tilson Ave. to take a peak at Crocket Point. Then, enjoy a jaunt along quaint Main St. and N. Main St., which has some nice captains’ homes, out to 1A. Return via Main St. MAP
Breakwater Lighthouse Run. The highlight here is Breakwater Lighthouse, and the 0.7 mile “rock path” — it’s runnable, but use caution! The roads leading to Breakwater Light from Rt. 1 are pleasant for running: Waldo Ave. & Samoset Rd., with the lovely Samoset Inn. Run from Main St. for a full 6-miler. MAP