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Rocky Neck Art Colony

Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #15 of 26 Attractions in Gloucester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Traveler Description: Rocky Neck Art colony is a charming artists colony located in Gloucester, MA, north of Boston.  It is the oldest working artist colony in the United... more »
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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

OK so Rocky Neck isn't that big and parking can be tough in the summer but one needn't go in the summer. Great place to walk around. Stop in the galleries, poke around, look at the funky houses, stop downtown to eat, visit the beach. Great destination for a Sunday afternoon in the Fall or Spring. If you want to... More

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Everyone is friendly and appreciates visitors. This is a small area and easy to get around. It is a combination of fishing, food and art all in one place. The water shuttle is a fun and inexpensive way to connect to downtown.

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Rochester, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You would think that would be a funny title for an Art Colony. But we thought it would have much more than painting galleries. We drove into Rocky Neck and drove right out. Perhaps we were there too early in the day. Or not on the right day. But all we saw were fancy galleries. We were hoping for more... More

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Sacramento, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We didn't go this time but other times, have always enjoyed visiting the area and browsing the shops.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Love the art work and decor beautiful houses across the street as well with a beautiful garden. Near by a few restaurants good place to go look at some art and have lunch or dinner.

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HdeG, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A nice little venue for little art shops and restaurants but, the parking sucks. Your best be is to find a spot in the public parking lot right when you enter the neck - the walking is long but, pleasant.

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East Sussex
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143 reviews 143 reviews
40 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Arty, quirky and a delight around every corner. Perfect place for a stroll in the evening and a waterside drink and meal.

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vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I highly suggest walking around the art colony. It won't take long but there are definitely some hidden treasures!

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Rocky Neck is one of the nicest walk you can take in Gloucester. You'll probably find the more interesting restaurants of the city while meeting artists presenting their work in a very welcoming fashion. The scenery provides one of the natural inspiration for painters living in the community. If you are staying in Gloucester, do not hesitate to visit.

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Northeast USA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
60 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We always love to walk down RN and enjoy the views of the boats and pop in the many art studios. We have one painting from the art colony here and it is the favorite one in my house. Galleries hours are spotty, so just enjoy what you can when you go here.

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