Winter in Rockport Massachusetts

Over the past few years, I’ve realized that I really enjoy taking photos in the winter — particularly along Lake Michigan, where there is interesting ice and the landscape changes daily.  This past winter, I decided to go to New England for a week to re-visit a few places in Maine I really wanted to see in winter.  I also decided to drop down into Massachusetts and visit Rockport, a place I hadn’t been to yet.

I flew into Portland Maine on a bright, sunny February day.  By the time I got my rental car and drove to Rockport, it was pushing sixty degrees.  This was not the winter I had expected!  Visitors were out in short sleeves and a sunburn was a distinct possibility.  Never fear, though, the weather shifted.  The next morning, it was snowing like crazy and in the teens.  I spent my day taking photos in various places including Rockport, Gloucester, and places in between.

Of course, when visiting Rockport, the obligatory photo is that of Motif #1 — the stunning red replica of a fish shack located on Bradley Wharf.  With my snow dreams becoming true, I was happy to get a photo of the famous landmark in the snow.

Rockport in Winter

Rockport in Winter


I had a great time in Rockport and hope to return someday.  As busy as it was in February, I can’t imagine how crazy it must be in the summer.




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