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You can get to Rockport MA, on Cape Ann north of Boston, by car, bus or commuter rail train.



From Rockport to:

Gloucester: 7 miles (11 km) S

Boston: 40 miles (64.5 km) SW


MBTA Commuter Rail trains on the Rockport line run from Boston's North Station to Salem, Beverly, Gloucester, and Rockport.

The trip from Boston to Rockport (map) takes about 75 minutes (1-1/4 hours). There are eight trains in each direction every weekday, seven on Saturday and Sunday. More...


CATA, the Cape Ann Transportation Authority (tel 978-283-7916), runs local buses among the towns and villages of Cape Ann. More...


You reach Cape Ann by following I-95 or I-93 to MA Route 128 north.

Between Gloucester and Rockport are two loop roads (map):

MA Route 127

MA Route 127 takes you to Rockport through the middle of Cape Ann, then loops around the northern and western shores to return to Gloucester.

MA Route 127A

MA Route 127A, on the other hand, takes you up the eastern shore of Cape Ann before reaching Rockport.

If you get lost, don't worry. In a short while the loop will bring you back to one or the other town.

—by Tom Brosnahan

What to See & Do

Rockport Hotels

Tourist Information


Cape Ann

North Shore

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