Belfast Area Activities

Belfast, Maine hikingPenobscot Bay is famous for its pristine beauty and numerous islands. The waters are ideal for sailing, ocean kayaking, swimming and fishing. Several nearby state parks overlook the bay and have hiking trails, beaches and picnic areas.

Belfast offers a variety of quaint shops, restaurants and art galleries. Golf courses, antique shops and weekend flea markets can be found nearby.

Points of Interest 

Festivals and Cultural Events

  • Arts in the Park Festival
  • Belfast Harbor Fest and Boat Building Challenge
  • Belfast Maskers
  • Belfast Summer Nights
  • Celtic Festival
  • Common Grounds Fair
  • Fiber College of Maine
  • Free Range Music Festival
  • Friday Night Art Walk
  • Maine Fare Festival
  • Maine Lobster Festival
  • Marsh River Theater
  • New Years by the Bay


Shopping in our area is a true pleasure. Intimate boutiques offer carefully chosen fine clothing and special mementos. Need to re-stock the boat while you're in port? Maine supply, grocery, and hardware stores are here to please. Discriminating visitors to the area can browse our antique shops for one-of-a-kind items or inexpensive collectibles.

While the greatest concentration of shops is in downtown Belfast, more antique shops, as well as exceptional art galleries, await you along Route 1. Head south to Lincolnville Beach Area or north to the maritime village of Searsport.

Belfast, Maine cruises