Events & Activities in the Belfast, Maine Area


There are 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, visit our eclectic collection of galleries and artists’ studios, hike through our state parks overlooking the ocean, learn about our maritime history at a local museum, check out the lighthouses that dot the coast, or try sailing and boating on the bay, perhaps on an historic Schooner. 

When you get to Belfast be sure to stop at the Chambers Visitor Center at 14 Main street  for a map.  We are happy to share where to get fresh Maine blueberries, tell you of great local events and festivals, where to hunt for sea glass 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 , Hint: the locals call it the Passy.  The rail-trail follows the route of the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, a passenger and freight line which operated from 1871 to 2007 between Belfast and Burnham Junction. The trail begins in downtown Belfast. From there, the crushed-stone, tree-lined trail heads northwest paralleling the river for just over 2 miles to the City Point Central Railroad Museum, where visitors will find historical railroad cars, cabooses, and an engine.
Parking and Trail Access
You can access the north end of the trail at the City Point Central Railroad Museum (13 Oak Hill Road), or start at the trail's mid-point from the Upper Bridge parking lot on High Street.

Interested in walking or hiking around Belfast? We have maps available for routes and distances! Click the image below to download your own copy!

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To find out more, check our directory of members who are ready to show you the sites or open the doors to their shops and galleries.