Rockport, Massachusetts

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Before we slip into fall, I wanted to share my trip to Rockport, Massachusetts that I made this summer with my friend Sarah. It's beautiful there. Everywhere you turn, there's yet another beautiful scene to capture.

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When you get into down, a welcome sign and map greet you. Quite helpful.

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We stayed here at the Seeward Inn, a short walking-distance from town. It was lovely and the water views were amazing.

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Besides the water views, Rockport is known for its gardens. The people there take great pride in caring for them.

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See what I mean? The variety of flowers is amazing. I love the combo of rock wall plus black-eye susans. And those blue flowers are just the best.

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If this wasn't on someone's property, I'd jump right on and kick up my heels. But it was, so all I could do was snap a picture.

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And not only do people have beautiful homes and gardens, but some go the extra mile with elaborate gates.

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The charm level peaks in this town. Look at this old car.

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A trip to Rockport, much less all of New England, requires at least one order of New England clam chowder, otherwise pronounced (and sometimes spelled), chowdah.

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We ate here at Brackett's.  As you can tell from the sign, it overlooks the water. We had an excellent meal.

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I loved it here. If you're looking for a Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket alternative, this is a great get-away and a short drive from Boston. I can imagine that it's even more beautiful in fall. Give Rockport a try. Thanks, Sarah, for the suggestion.

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