There are many activities to keep your calendar full! Enjoy wandering our seaside villages and the rolling hills of our inland towns. Shop in Belfast’s historic downtown and visit our eclectic collection of galleries and artist studios. With many farm stands, markets, and local eateries, you’ll have plenty of good food to choose from. Indoor and outdoor music and theater venues abound for entertainment! Hike through our state parks overlooking the ocean. Learn about our maritime history at our local museums, check out the lighthouses that dot the coast, or try sailing and boating on the bay, perhaps on a historic schooner.
When you get to Belfast, be sure to stop at the Chamber’s Visitor Center at 14 Main Street for a local map. We are happy to share where you can hike and bike, tell you about great local events and festivals, and of course where to eat lobster!
Discover the history of Belfast with Museum in the Streets or explore the Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag River (the locals call it the ‘Passy’). The Rail Trail follows the route of the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, a passenger and freight line that operated from 1871 to 2007 between Belfast and Burnham Junction. The trail begins in downtown Belfast at the Armistice Footbridge, and from there, the crushed-stone, tree-lined trail heads northwest parallel to the river, ending at the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad City Point station. The train is still in operation and rides leave from the Unity Depot station 30 minutes north of here. You can also walk across the footbridge and enjoy shops in East Belfast, or head south from the footbridge and enjoy the Harbor Walk, taking you through Front Street Shipyard and the downtown area with other wonderful shops, food, and views!
New to downtown Belfast (even though it’s been here the whole time) is the Hawthorne Hike, a new walking/hiking trail where you can see the ocean, the history, the shops, the wildlife, and everything in between. And it’s in the shape of an elephant – how fun is that? Find out more at belfastmaine.org/hawthorne-hike