Activities to Keep Your Calendar Full
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, visit our eclectic collection of galleries and artists’ studios, hike through our state parks overlooking the ocean, learn about our maritime history at our 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 Chamber’s 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, 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 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 parallel to the river, ending at the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad City Point station. The train still operates on the weekends throughout the summer.
You can access the north end of the trail at City Point, 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!