Directions to Rockland and Venues

Directions From the South

Follow Rte. 95 North into Maine to Exit 44 (Rte. 295 North) near Portland. Continue on Rte. 295 North for ~30 miles to Exit 28 – Brunswick/Bath – Coastal Rte. 1 North. Rte 1. Follow Rte. 1 North for ~ 60 miles into Rockland. Once you are in Rockland continue on Rte 1 into downtown to the light of Park and Main Streets. Take a left at the traffic light onto Main St.  You will see a Rite Aid, Park Street Grille and Camden National Bank on the corners.

The Strand is a block and a half up on the right side of the street.  Public parking is available by turning right onto Winter Street and looking for the Municipal Parking signs.

Directions From the North

Follow Rte. 1 South into downtown Rockland area where Rte. 1 will split into two parallel one-way streets (Main Street and Union Street) one block apart. At the split, follow the signage for Rte. 1 South to the second traffic light at Park Street.  There is a Dairy Queen and Rite Aid straight ahead.  Make a left onto Park Street. Go one block to the next light, Park and Main, make a left onto Main Street.

The Strand is a block and a half up on the right side of the street.  Public parking is available by turning right onto Winter Street and looking for the Municipal Parking signs.

Directions from the West

Take Rte. 17 East from Augusta and follow it approximately 60 miles into Rockland. You will go straight through the light at the intersection of Rt. 90, straight through the following light at the intersection with Old County Road to the flashing light at the intersection with Birch Street near Kalloch/Webber Fuel and EBS Hardware. Take a right at this light. This road will turn into Broadway. Continue to follow Broadway to Park Street (Route 1).  You will see The First across the way. Make a left onto Park Street. Take a left at the traffic light onto Main St.  You will see a Rite Aid, Park Street Grille and Camden National Bank on the corners.

The Strand is a block and a half up on the right side of the street.  Public parking is available by turning right onto Winter Street and looking for the Municipal Parking signs.

Transportation

Airports:

Knox County Regional Airport (RKD) – 5 miles from Rockland.  Small regional airport serviced 3 to 5 times daily by Cape Air from Boston. Affliated with Jet Blue.
Round trip fares from Boston start at about $114
Rental Cars: Budget 207-594-0822 800-527-0700

Portland International Jetport (PWM) – 80 miles 1.5 hrs from Rockland
Medium sized airport. Easy to Navigate.
Airlines: www.portlandjetport.org/airlines
Rental Cars: www.portlandjetport.org/Ground_Transportation

Bangor International Airport (BGR) – 65 miles 2 hrs from Rockland
Medium sized Airport. This can sometimes be a difficult drive to Rockland as you are on less traveled roads without a lot of street lights or signage.
General Info: www.flybangor.com

Bus:

Concord Trailways Bus Service
800-639-3317 Service from Boston to Rockland twice daily.

Taxi/Car Service:

Hit the Road Driver Service  207-691-0295
Midcoast Limo  207-236-2424
Schooner Bay Taxi  207-594-5000
Joe’s Taxi  207-975-3560

Rental Cars:

Budget Rental (Knox Airport)  207-594-0822/800-527-0700
Enterprise  207-594-9093 or 800-325-8007
U-Save Auto Rental  207-594-2268 or 800-272-8728

Workshop and Panel Discussion Venues:

3 Crow Restaurant  449 Main Street

Farnsworth Art Museum  16 Museum Street

Fog Bar & Cafe  328 Main Street

Friends of Maine's Seabird Islands  9 Water Street

The Landings Restaurant & Lounge  1 Commercial Street

Maine Lighthouse Museum  1 Park Drive

Rockland Library  80 Union Street

The Speakeasy  2 Park Drive

The Strand Theatre  345 Main Street

Wadsworth Building  313-315 Main Street

 

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