108th MOA Annual Convention: June 7-9, 2019

Jun 07, 2019 07:00am -
Jun 09, 2019 12:30pm
Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

Event Type: Annual Oceanside Convention
Category: Educational Seminar

Location Information

Convention Location:

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Samoset Resort
220 Warrenton Street
Rockport, ME 04856
Local: 207-594-2511


Driving Directions:
Samoset Resort

Phone: 207-594-2511Website

Driving Directions from Bangor, ME

Follow Route 1A South to Route 1 South.

Follow US-1 South to Rockport, ME

Turn left onto Warrenton Street just past the Glen Cove Rest Area.

Follow Warrenton Street for one mile. The Samoset Resort entrance will be on the left.

Driving Directions from Boston, MA and Portland, ME
Follow Interstate 95 North to Exit 52. US-1/Falmouth/Freeport

Merge onto US-1 North

Follow Coastal US-1 North through Rockland

Turn right off US-1 onto Waldo Avenue. The Samoset Resort entrance is 1/2 mile on the right.

Need a Hotel Room?

The Samoset Hotel is completely booked for June 6-9th at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, but would like to recommend a number of great options nearby:

Rockland Harbor Hotel
  (207) 594-2131
The MOA has secured some Harborview Balcony Rooms for $134.10/night (plus tax). Please Call and mention that you will be with the MOA Convention. Book by May 30th to get this great rate!!
Possible shuttle to and from The Samoset for meetings (6 min drive)
Other options:

The Ledges By the Bay
Oceanview rooms from $83/night, Balcony Oceanview from $103/night, 4 min drive to Samoset

The Claddagh Motel

Rooms from $93/night, 3 min drive to Samoset

Island View Inn
Deluxe Oceanview from $119/night, 6 min drive to Samoset

You will still be able to access the great amenities at The Samoset as a conference attendee!


Nearest Airports:


Knox County Regional Airport

Small- regional airport--Flights from Cape Air (15 min from resort)

Portland International Jetport (PWM)

Nearest Major Airport (1 hr, 45 min from Resort)

Samoset Resort Amenities

Relax at the Samoset Resort’s Zero-Entry Outdoor Pool

Samoset’s spectacular 200,000-gallon "zero entry" swimming pool is the jewel of our oceanfront Maine resort. Set on a lush hillside to afford sweeping views of Penobscot Bay, our luxurious pool is the highlight of any vacation in Maine and features a sloping, beach-like edge instead of steps or a ladder to enter the pool. This innovative design allows easy entry for toddlers as well as guests who find traditional pool entry hard to manage.

The Samoset Resort’s stunning outdoor pool area showcases a multi-tiered deck, hot tub and the Splash Pool Bar, our full-service café. The deck also features a cozy fire pit with soft seating, ideal for enjoying summer evenings with family and friends during your vacation in Maine. In addition to the Samoset’s outdoor swimming pool, a year-round indoor pool is also available at The Club at the Samoset.

Image result for samoset resort golfEnjoy Maine Activities for All Ages in Samoset’s Ultimate Backyard

Sports enthusiasts are sure to find their favorite Maine activities in the Samoset Resort’s Ultimate Backyard. Whether you want to shoot hoops with your family on the basketball court, challenge colleagues to a tennis or pickleball match or try your hand at shuffleboard and badminton, our Maine hotel has everything you need to get into the game. Make a splash in the zero-entry outdoor pool, gather your group for lawn games like croquet and horseshoes or showoff your skills on the nine-hole Disc Golf Course. The Ultimate Backyard also features a playground and a Cedar Works play set for our younger guests.

Indulge in Pure Pampering at a Luxurious Maine Spa-- MOA Convention Attendees get 15% off*!

The Spa at The Samoset invites you to experience a tranquil seaside escape dedicated to the art of well-being. Plush furnishings and natural finishes reflect the timeless serenity of coastal Maine, while our rejuvenating treatments restore balance to mind, body and spirit. Our tranquil Maine Spa features four luxurious treatment rooms along with inviting indoor and outdoor relaxation areas that integrate the scents and sounds of the sea into your spa experience.

*MOA discount excludes seasonal specials. To reserve an appointment, please contact The Spa at The Samoset: 207.593.1575 Mention that you are attending the Maine Osteopathic Association Convention to get 15% off your service.

For more information about our spa etiquette and facilities, please consult the Spa FAQ.

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Golf at the Samoset Resort

Celebrating over one hundred years of premier Maine golf, the Samoset Golf Course continues to inspire players of all skill levels with its breathtaking ocean vistas and one of the most challenging finishing holes in New England. Meandering along Rockport’s scenic coastline and through the woods, the Samoset’s 18-hole championship golf course boasts seven oceanside holes and 14 holes with spectacular views of the Atlantic.

The Samoset's signature hole, the par-five 4th, plays alongside Penobscot Bay. The hole boasts an impressive stone seawall that encompasses the contoured green with added bunkers and elevation. The 185-yard par-three 5th hole (formerly a par-four), features a demanding uphill slope and a tee box located directly above the seawall on Penobscot Bay, playing to a heavily bunkered bank and front sloping green. And with our 520 yard, par-five 18th hole, it’s easy to see why the Samoset is ranked as among the best golf destinations in New England, and was recently named one of the “Top 10 Northern U.S. Golf Resorts” by Condé Nast Traveler's Reader’s Poll.

Take a tour of our award-winning Maine Golf Course

The Samoset’s Maine golf complex also features a clubhouse with a golf range, practice green, short game facility with bunkers, fully-stocked Pro Shop and the Clubhouse Grille restaurant as well as private and group instruction with PGA professionals at the Samoset Scoring Schools.

Book Your Tee Times Today or learn more about becoming a Member of the Samoset Golf Club. Rates from $80 for 18 holes.

The History of the Samoset Golf Course

Originally designed as a nine-hole course in 1902, Samoset Resort Golf Course celebrated its centennial year in 2002 and was also a qualifying event on the former Nike Tour. In 1974, the course was rebuilt as an 18-hole course by notable architect Robert Elder. In the early 1990s, Jeffrey Cornish improved many of the holes including 10, 11 and 18. In 2000, Bradley Booth was instrumental in redesigning and rebuilding holes 4, 5, 14, 18 as well as the introduction of the practice area. These recent improvements have strengthened the Samoset’s reputation as the home of New England’s premier championship course.

Golf Course Accolades

Ranked Top 10 Destinations for Family Golf Trips in Golf Digest, January 2016

Voted Best Golf Course by Portland Press Herald in 2011

Ranked #3 Best Golf Hole in Maine by Downeast East Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards 2010

Discover the Samoset’s latest golf packages and begin planning your Maine golf vacation today.

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Camden-Rockport-Rockland Attractions near Samoset Resort


  • Camden Hills State Park - Enjoy a hike up Mt. Battie for breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay
  • CoastalMountains.org - the Georges River Land Trust, Beech Hill, Fernald's Neck, Ragged Mountain
  •  Merryspring Nature Center of Camden, merryspring.org


  • Sidecountry Sports - Bike Rentals
  • Maine Sport Outfitters - Bike Rentals
  • Bike Routes use main roads, some secluded, rural areas can be suggested by Concierge



  • Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse - 7/8 mile walk each way
    • Interior open Saturday and Sunday from May - October, weather permitting
  • Owl's Head Lighthouse State Park - Lighthouse Rd. Owl's Head
    • Interior open Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday afternoons in season, weather permitting
  • Pemaquid Lighthouse, Pemaquid Point, New Harbor
    • Small museum, interior open in season, weather permitting


  • Oakland Park Bowling Lanes - Rockport - Candlepin Bowling

Mini Golf

  • Golfers' Crossing, Rt. 1, Rockport
  • Disc Golf Course available on property




Furniture Makers

  • Windsor Chairmakers
  • Center for Furniture Craftsmanship


  • Evergreen Ridge Alpacas


  • Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory