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Bearskin Neck

Main St. and Mt. Pleasant St., Dock Square, Rockport, MA 01966
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Rather crowded, but always pleasant

This a real tourist destination yet even though I'm from Boston, I always enjoy going there... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
marianc95
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Belmont, Massachusetts
Fun to walk through

Because it was December many of the shops and restaurants were closed for the season. It wa still... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
nanc2tch
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Schenectady
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  • Excellent62%
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“art galleries” (49 reviews)
“ice cream” (62 reviews)
“lobster” (37 reviews)
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Main St. and Mt. Pleasant St., Dock Square, Rockport, MA 01966
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"lots of shops"
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"strudel"
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"fun place to visit"
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This a real tourist destination yet even though I'm from Boston, I always enjoy going there. Somehow, although it's fully commercial, it exudes charm. Bearskin Neck juts out into Rockport Harbor. It is generally only open to pedestrians. And along its length are shops selling...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Because it was December many of the shops and restaurants were closed for the season. It wa still nice to stroll through, window shop, and duck into those places that were open. Very pretty at night with the Christmas lights and reflections in the harbor.

Thank nanc2tch
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

I travelled to Rockport and stayed on Bearskin Neck in early November, just for a break. But the shops were so good and the sales staff so friendly, I ended up getting a really good headstart on my Holiday shopping!!

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Bearskin Neck offers one of the most interesting stops in Rockport. Quaint shops line the narrow road that leads out to spectacular ocean views. There are lobster rolls, fudge and ice shops, and the best fried clams can be found at Top Dog (the hot...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

It was not at all crowded when we visited in mid-week in late October, so we had a pleasant stroll around the area for an hour or so. Views are nice, some of the shops are interesting, but many of them were already closed for...More

Thank Julie32159
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Bearksin Neck is a ball! Lots of shops and galleries on a peninsula that juts out into the harbor. A couple good restaurants and ice cream shops.Spend a couple hours and you won't be disappointed.

Thank jerdc
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Although we were near the end of the tourist season, the majority of businesses were still open. Huge variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions. The area was not crowded (late October). We had no trouble parking, though I would be sure that would not be...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

If you come to the area, you have to check this area out. We walked up and down the streets a couple times. A lot of great shops and galleries. Everyone we talked to was very nice. A lot of history here as well. At...More

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

walk along that street is a nice walk - lots of shops, on the way up g rght to take a look at motif number 1, on the way up (or down stop for lobster roll at Roy Moore and later for coffee and a...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

i want to move here..The atmosphere and area are safe and a wonderful selection of stores for shopping and strolling. A peaceful and fun place to visit.

Thank porcupine133
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JVP409
18 March 2017|
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Response from Brian K | Reviewed this property |
Not all will be open, so call ahead or contact the Chamber of Commerce. Some shop owners have seasonal shops down south.
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Lisa C
2 August 2016|
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Response from susansX197DY | Reviewed this property |
There is a shuttle from their transfer staion. Last time we used it I think it was a couple dollars a person but the parking was free
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AngKWelch
8 July 2016|
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Response from gustavsen | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take the train from North Station Boston to Rockport. Then walk around the Rockport waterfront. Not far from station
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