Area Attractions

attractions

There’s lots to do and places to explore from our central location and traveling in any direction is easy from the Seascape. We’re located on coastal US Rte 1 and are just minutes from Belfast’s historic downtown and picturesque harbor, area attractions, and Acadia National Park. Always available to answer your questions, we provide maps and information, suggestions for day trips, and helpful travel tips.
Here are just a few ways you can spend your day:

  • Stroll along a shoreline trail at Moose Point State Park
  • Play a round of golf at a nearby course
  • Explore the inlets of Penobscot Bay from a sea kayak
  • Watch the windjammers gracefully sail from Camden Harbor
  • Hike up Mount Battie for a spectacular view of nearby islands
  • Visit the Penobscot Marine Museum and learn about our seafaring heritage
  • Shop in the many boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, & book stores
  • Eat lobster
  • See a lighthouse
  • Go swimming

 

Last week of April

Free Range Music Festival, Original music at various venues, Belfast
www.freerangemusicfestival.com

May – October

VillageSoup.com Online Newspaper, area info, real estate, news, arts & entertainment www.waldo.villagesoup.com

Public Suppers, Belfast United Methodist Church (and other area churches), first Saturday of each month, Belfast

Farmers’ Market, fresh produce, foods, and crafts, downtown Belfast, Friday mornings

Belfast Summer Nights, outdoor music and performances, free, downtown Belfast, Thursday evenings, 5 – 7pm

Belfast Maskers Theater, live community theater, performances throughout the summer, Belfast www.belfastmaskerstheater.com

Colonial Theater, new release movies, three newly renovated Art Deco style theaters, Belfast www.colonialtheater.com

Penobscot Marine Museum, Maritime history, exhibits and events for the whole family, Searsport, 3 miles north www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Sailing expeditions on Penobscot Bay, Belfast www.wanderbirdcruises.com

Water Walker Sea Kayak Tours, guided kayak tours of Penobscot Bay, Belfast www.touringkayaks.com

Penobscot Bay Outfitters, fishing trips on Penobscot Bay, Belfast 207-338-5412

The Friendship Sloop “Amity” sails daily from the public docks in Belfast, Maine. “Amity” is one of the last original Friendship Sloops – handsome, able vessels built for lobster fishing under sail. Belfast www.belfastbaycompany.com

Belfast Bay Cruises, cruise beautiful Penobscot Bay in search of seals and porpoises. Visit historic Castine. 40 passengers aboard the 50 foot M/V Fish Hawk. downeastwindjammer.com/belfast-bay-cruises

Area lighthouses www.lighthousefriends.com

Owls Head Transportation Museum, antique air & auto events, Owls Head, 35 miles south www.owlshead.org

Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory and Fort Knox Historic Site. Open daily. Fantastic views of the state of Maine from the top of the 42-story (442 feet) high observation tower. The new bridge¹s Observation Tower is the first such innovation of it’s kind in the United States and only the third in the world. The other two bridges with Observation towers are in Thailand and Slovakia. Fort Knox is one of the best preserved fortifications on the New England seacoast. The Fort has many architectural features, as well as a rich history behind its cannon batteries. Events and encampments throughout the summer.
www.maine.gov/mdot/pnbo
www.fortknox.maineguide.com/

July

Maine Arts Camp, Located on Unity College’s environmentally based campus, we are a small, inclusive community offering high quality instruction in visual & performing arts, technology, cooking, gardening and individual/lifetime sports. We foster a non-competitive atmosphere where campers choose their activities. Two 2 week sessions, plus a specialty week add on. Ages 8-15. 30 miles north of Belfast. www.maineartscamp.com

First weekend in July
Arts in the Park, Juried Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, music and food, on the waterfront, Belfast artsintheparkbelfast.org

July 4
4th of July celebration in Searsport, parade, cookout, fireworks, 3 miles north, Rte 1

Brooks Community Fair, parade, games, field competitions, fireworks, Brooks, 10 miles north, Rte 7

Second weekend in July
Waldo County Hospital Aid Garden Walk, Belfast area www.wchi.com

Second weekend in July
North Atlantic Blues Festival, Rockland, 26 miles south www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com

Second weekend in July
Friendship Sloop Days, annual regatta and races, Rockland, 26 miles south www.fss.org

Third weekend in July
Belfast Celtic Festival, music, food, dancing, singing, to celebrate Belfast’s heritage www.mainecelticcelebration.com

August

First weekend in August (Wed – Sun)
Maine Lobster Festival, Maine’s premier seafood / lobster event, Rockland waterfront, 26 miles south www.mainelobsterfestival.com

Early August
Stewart’s Blueberry and Honey Farm, gift shop, Stockton Springs, 8 miles north, Rte 1A

Third weekend in August
Belfast Harbor Fest A great weekend of small boats and family fun! Featuring the 2011 National Boatbuilding Challenge
www.belfastharborfest.com

Third weekend in August
Lobsterboat Race, Searsport Facebook page

Third week in August
Union Fair and Maine Wild Blueberry Festival, classic rural agricultural fair, Union, 35 miles south www.unionfair.org

September & October

Labor Day Weekend
Annual Windjammer Weekend, celebration of windjammer heritage, Camden, 21 miles south www.camdenwindjammerfestival.org

Sunday of Labor Day Weekend
Annual Wienerfest, for Dachshund dogs, games, Belfast

Third weekend in September
Common Ground Fair, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, celebration of rural living, Unity, 35 miles north www.mofga.org

mid September – October
Pick your own organic apples,Sewall Organic Orchard, Lincolnville, 10 miles south www.sewallsorchard.com

Third weekend in September

Juried Harbor Arts and Crafts Show, Camden, 21 miles south

October 1 – 17
View peak Fall foliage, mid-coast area www.maine.gov/doc/foliage

Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend
Belfast Pie and Storytelling Festival, Belfast www.jenniferarmstrong.com/piestory

Columbus Day Weekend
Fling Into Fall Festival, community wide Fall celebration, crafts, food, and games for the whole family, Searsport, 3 miles north