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Things to do in Knox County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine is an art museum that specializes in American art.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Trail
“This beautiful park is less than an hour away! Climb or drive to the top of Mount Battie for awesome views of Penobscot Bay and beyond.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Expensive farm to table menu, beautiful grounds and lovely restaurant. Reservations a must. If you are feeling a bit more casual and don't have a reservation, arrive early and head to the upstairs bar.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Excellent Thai food, must make reservations if dining in, or order for take-out.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Drive up to the top of Camden Hills and enjoy the views! There are also plenty of hiking trails to get you up there too. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Museum
“For automobile enthusiasts and aviation fans, a high level museum experience. Great for an overcast or cool day.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cinema
“Opera House Arts offers live theatre, concerts, & movies in beautiful Stonington, Maine.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cinema
“The Strand Theatre is a historic performing arts venue in downtown Rockland, Maine. Built in 1923 in the wake of a fire that destroyed part of the downtown, it is a rare example of Egyptian Revival architecture, and the only one of three theaters built in Rockland in that period to survive. Now owned by a non-profit, it continues to present films as well as musical and theatrical productions. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Up for a walk...? 7/10ths of a mile out tobgg the end of the breakwater. Save this for a sunny day and bring along a drink and an extra jacket ! It gets cool out at the end.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“"Located in the heart of Rockland’s downtown arts district, CMCA is in walking distance of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, the Strand Theatre, and dozens of art galleries, restaurants, and hotels. Be ready to say wow!"”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Holbrook Island Sanctuary, a quick 10-15 minute drive from Oakland House, is chalk full of scenic hiking and biking trails. Holbrook is a nature preserve rich with wildlife in the town of Brooksville, featuring woods and wetlands. There are some lovely picnic spots. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Daring thing to say but everything on the menu is good, or better than good. Outdoor seating with wood stove. Reservations necessary”
  • 23 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Beautiful Spot. Go to the beach to the left and follow the path past the Park Limit sign....the locals go here!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Happy hour at 40 Paper is the best. You can sit outside on their deck and enjoy $5.00 drinks and appetizers. Their drinks are always interesting and fun.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Island
“You can get the ferry to beautiful Monhegan island from New Harbor, about ten minutes away. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent sushi. If you want a sit down sushi experience, make your reservations well in advance. They close at 9pm- fyi.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Expensive farm to table menu, beautiful grounds and lovely restaurant. Reservations a must. If you are feeling a bit more casual and don't have a reservation, arrive early and head to the upstairs bar.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Excellent Thai food, must make reservations if dining in, or order for take-out.”
  • 39 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Daring thing to say but everything on the menu is good, or better than good. Outdoor seating with wood stove. Reservations necessary”
  • 23 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Happy hour at 40 Paper is the best. You can sit outside on their deck and enjoy $5.00 drinks and appetizers. Their drinks are always interesting and fun.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent sushi. If you want a sit down sushi experience, make your reservations well in advance. They close at 9pm- fyi.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Breakfast & lunch only – a local favorite, known for their sticky buns & cinnamon rolls”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great take out and sit out doors in the screened dining room. Check hours before you go.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This is a great place to either have a meal or just have drinks. They have award-winning cocktails and a funky cool vibe.”
  • 15 locals recommend

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