A good choice for the family in downtown Rockland is the Italian eatery Rustica Cucina Italians (tel. 207/594-0015), serving standard Italian favorites. It’s open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday in high season; call for off-season hours.

For a night on the town, don’t miss Fog on Main Street (tel. 207/593-9371). With high ceilings, hand built blond-wood furniture, and classic movies screening on the back wall, the vibe (and clientele) pretty nicely encapsulates the “new midcoast”: hip, not flashy, a little rustic. The American brasserie chow fits the same description—great burgers, fish tacos, and truffle mac and cheese. Terrific beer list at the long bar.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.