I hope you enjoy this trip through Belfast and beyond. Located in mid-coast Maine, in Waldo County, Belfast is renowned for its historic buildings, fine architecture and old sea captain’s homes; its working waterfront and unspoiled character.
This photo journey begins in May and continues through the four seasons. So, come along and see our home. Please give the pictures time to load, it’s worth the wait.
Main Street in Belfast.
The Working Art Gallery located at the blue awning above.
At the end of Main Street you will find our harbor overlooking spectacular Penobscot Bay.
In May the boats are just beginning to return.
By July the harbor is busy with the sights and sounds of summer.
Pleasure boats and working boats share our beautiful harbor.
But the tug boats work all year.
Main Street and the waterfront are busy with summer activities –
Friday night art walks, live music in the streets, outdoor concerts, fairs, festivals, farmer’s markets, to name just a few. Please check our links page for more information.
Belfast has four city parks to explore and enjoy. Bring your lunch and enjoy the peace and quiet,
or play at the beach,
or enjoy a romantic evening.
It’s even fun to walk in the rain.
Then stroll down quiet streets and experience a feeling of times past.
Enjoy the beauty of our historic homes and beautiful grounds.
Stay at one of our gracious B & Bs.
The largest Copper Beech Tree on the East Coast.
Take a drive through Waldo County and enjoy the rural beauty of Maine.
Feel the peace and tranquility.
May – Spring lilacs and apple blossom time.
And, of course, Lupines.
Summer joys! Pick your own strawberries at one of our local farms.
Take a day trip beyond Waldo County and visit our many lighthouses and the seacoast.
Or drive into the mountains.
Beautiful any time of the year.
After a summer shower – a double rainbow!
Quiet time to visit historic Bayside, a quaint and charming seaside community.
Apple picking time!
Pick your own apples at one of our many orchards. Great family fun.
Let’s go for a walk!
Late October – getting chilly.
November’s first snow. December holiday shopping in the snow.
Belfast rests under a blanket of snow.
Belfast Harbor in December.
Warmth and good cheer!
Ice along the Passy. (Passagassawakeag River)
Belfast Harbor in January.
The Passy is now partially frozen.
Belfast’s old trains sleep in the snow.
More snow coming! Great news for snow-lovers!
There are hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
Moosehead Lake from Mt. Kineo in Greenville.
More fun in the snow.
Look out your window – you might see a deer – or two.
Ice Fishing in February. Setting the traps.
Waiting for the fish to bite.
On shore there is a big bonfire with hot dogs, hot cocoa and marshmallows to toast. Great family fun!
The first day of spring! March 20th at Belfast Harbor.
The seagulls fish along the shore and the deer browse the new grass.
March – Warm days and cold nights are just right for maple sugaring.
April – Fishing season begins!
We started our journey in May and end here the following April. I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into our world.
But a camera and words cannot capture the real beauty and spirit of this wonderful region and its people.
Come and experience it for yourself.