Belfast Travel Guide

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Belfast Things to Do

  • Museum in the Streets

    If you visit Belfast, you might want to print out the Museum in the Streets map on the attached website or check with the Belfast Historical Society at 10 Market Street to see if they have a printed guide. The signs are in both English and French.There are 30 panels with old photos and text describing significant buildings, people and historic...

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  • Jeweled Turret Inn

    Even if you are not planning on staying in Belfast, be sure to go by the Jeweled Turret Inn, a beautiful Victorian home built in 1898 for a local attorney, James S. Harriman. The inn is named for the jewel like stained glass in one of the turrets.

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  • Porcupine Emporium

    The wooden carvings outside this shop appear to be recent creations mirroring the barnacle encrusted ones at the harbor shore. Be sure to search out both

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Belfast Restaurants

  • Not Leaving Hungry!

    When arriving in Belfast this was the first place I tried for lobster. I was not disappointed. They serve you a lot of food while having fun. The Weathervane was started years ago and has been a well known mom and pop restaurant that has blossomed into many restaurants owned by the family. Regardless of the multiple restaurants I found the food to...

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  • Fancy Diggings!

    I have eaten here twice, liked the ambience, the staff and mainly the food. They have some great appetizers besides the seafood fare that is the standard for coastal Maine. The Tides has two eating areas, one lower kind of for groups, and one upper on a deck. While the view isn't as good as the Weathervane around the corner, the food was a touch...

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  • Seafood and Fries

    South of Belfast is the small village of Lincolnville and when you drive past the big white restaurant called Lincolnville Lobster Pound look to the left and there is a spit of land where a small cottage sits. Here is a cheaper seafood place where you can order and sit outdoors at picnic tables. The view is good and I enjoyed eating here. I had...

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  • Seafood and Fries

    South of Belfast is the small village of Lincolnville and when you drive past the big white restaurant called Lincolnville Lobster Pound look to the left and there is a spit of land where a small cottage sits. Here is a cheaper seafood place where you can order and sit outdoors at picnic tables. The view is good and I enjoyed eating here. I had...

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  • Get Lobsters Here

    This is my favorite place to get lobster in Belfast. I tried three different restaurants, and this place came out tops, not only because of the fresh lobster direct from their own holding tank, but from the view. When you arrive at Youngs you walk through a barn kind of structure where they have different pools holding different sized lobsters....

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  • Eat at a lobster pound

    Maine is famous for it's lobster pounds, I'm not sure if they are all like this one but I suspect they are similar. This is absolutely no frills dining, you park in the dirt lot, enter what can best be described as a hangar, look around at rows and rows of sea green containers crawling with live lobsters and other shellfish. You order at the...

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Belfast Shopping

  • Whimsical accesories and more

    This shop is what I would term a "womans" shop with clothes, "accesories" and what they term as whimsical kind of things. Whimsical.....well, they get a lot of folks coming in who are tourists, and if you are into whimsical, I recommend it. The things here are not from a department store.Cleverly made items exist here.

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  • Irish plaids and woolens

    Lovely clothing music and imported glassware with Celtic music are a few of the wares offered I may return for a woolen cloak soft and supple to the touch

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Belfast Local Customs

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    by BabciaMaine Updated Sep 20, 2003

    The historical society has a small museum that is interesting if you want to know more about the history of the town . There is a jar at the door to leave a donation. This photo is of the weather vane at the next building which implies there was a cobbler working there at some poiunt in time.

    located 10 Market Street in Belfast
    open Thurs through Monday 11 to 4until Labor day fri and Sat till Columbus day closed after Columbus Day

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Belfast Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch out for Canadians posing as giant...

    Oddly, Robert seemed to enjoy having his picture taken in goofy poses, I rarely had to even ask him to pose with giant lobsters or poke his head into one of those tourist cutouts. But I don't think he wanted me to take a picture with my camera as well as his...

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  • The bears are everywhere

    Although there were numerous bears everywhere on the sidewalks none seemed particularly threatening :>)). Here the waterfront bear is guarding the harbor area

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Belfast What to Pack

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    by BabciaMaine Written Sep 20, 2003

    Miscellaneous: Bring your sense of humor and imagination and you will have a fantastic time in Belfast a very whimsical and hisdtoric town

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Belfast Off The Beaten Path

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    Belfast bridges

    by BabciaMaine Written Sep 20, 2003

    There is a bridge called footpath road that crosses the bay along side the route one bridge . It is only accessable on foot and would make a great stroll and spot for photo ops

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Belfast Favorites

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    by BabciaMaine Written Sep 20, 2003

    Favorite thing: Wandering the streets with my favorite companion and discovering funny bears and intriqing shops was fun but our personal family research was wonderful

    Fondest memory: meeting a new "relative"

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