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Rockport: Trading Your Roots for a Routine of Fishing, Birding, and Wildlife-Watching

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The laid-back atmosphere of Rockport, Texas is in direct contrast to its wildlife- and water-related activities that continue to draw the tourist dollar down around Copano Bay to the Texas Gulf Coast community. It has the type of atmosphere that make many want to come for a weekend and stay for eternity. And that’s it’s that type of draw that entices people time and again to this town disguised as a small fishing village, where below the surface, life is both active and attractive in this port of call.

Rockport: Trading Your Roots for a Routine of Fishing, Birding, and Wildlife-Watching

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With bird watching, water-skiing, fishing, sailing, camping, and so on, the variety of outdoor activities appears to be the biggest draw to Rockport. On any given weekend, tourists can be found hiking, crabbing, swimming, and sunbathing, while the locals expound on the virtues of the town which appear to be vested in community heart. There’s a lot of town pride down here, not to mention the same feeling for the Lone Star State. Rockport’s Texas Maritime Museum (where they’re “happy to sea you,”) holds a wealth of state maritime history. From its location on the Texas coast, it effuses as many details as a visitor can take in regarding the influence that the Gulf coastline has had in the development of Texas. And the opportunity to get out on that particular body of water is enticing, to say the least. But it’s not just fishing (although that is a huge draw) that brings the tourists and locals out in Rockport. From their boats, they can often see the teeming wildlife that inhabits the area, including deer, alligators, feral hogs, whooping cranes and often abundant amounts of ducks – which is another Rockport draw where the hunters are concerned.

Rockport: Trading Your Roots for a Routine of Fishing, Birding, and Wildlife-Watching
Photo: Wikimedia

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