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Belfast is located in the heart of Maine's central coast, and in 1996 received a Gemmy award as one of America's premier destinations. It's easy to see why. Belfast is nestled along the rocky shoreline and rolling countryside in Waldo county, near picturesque Penobscot Bay. Once a shipbuilding center, Belfast today is a mix of old-fashioned redbrick Victorian architecture, lively waterfront, and affordable lodging and dining. Shopping in Belfast is an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, antique shops, thrift shops and other family run businesses offering one-of-a-kind gifts and collectibles. Belfast is also known for their exceptional art galleries and crafts shops. For a relaxing afternoon, you can drive the countryside and watch farmers planting their crops, or stroll the docks and watch fishermen unload their traps. Nearby Moose Point State Park is ideal for hikes and picnics overlooking Penobscot Bay, and other outdoor recreation includes biking, swimming, kayaking, fishing and golf. In wintertime, many come here for ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Other points of interest in Belfast are the Penobscot Marine Museum, the Kelmscott Farm, Belfast Maskers and the Gafia Yacht Charters where you can take a three-hour cruise and either take part in the actual sailing, or sit back and enjoy the ride. All of this and more is what makes Belfast on the central coast of Maine a popular tourist destination.

Surrounding areas: Searsport, Maine (5.1 mi), Northport, Maine (6.6 mi), Lincolnville, Maine (9.1 mi), Islesboro, Maine (9.6 mi), Stockton Springs, Maine (9.8 mi), Castine, Maine (10.8 mi), Liberty, Maine (14.6 mi)

Belfast Vacation Rentals

Belfast Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Belfast Harbor Inn91 Searsport Ave Rt 1Belfast, ME (207) 338-2740
Comfort Inn Ocean's EdgeRR 5 Box 5290Belfast, ME (207) 338-2090
Gull MotelRR 5 Box 5377Belfast, ME (207) 338-4030
Light's Motel & Restaurant215 E Main StSearsport, ME6.0 mi.(207) 548-2405
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME10.0 mi.(207) 236-3870
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME15.2 mi.(207) 236-6800
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME15.2 mi.(207) 236-0500
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME15.2 mi.(207) 236-8478
Best Western Jed Prouty Inn64 MainBucksport, ME15.3 mi.(207) 464-3113
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME15.5 mi.(207) 236-6060
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME20.9 mi.(800) 341-1650
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME22.5 mi.(207) 594-2131
Best Western White House Inn155 Littlefield AveBangor, ME25.2 mi.(207) 862-3737
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME25.4 mi.(207) 594-6644
Super 8 Motel462 Odlin RdBangor, ME26.6 mi.(207) 945-5681
Holiday Inn404 Odlin RdBangor, ME26.8 mi.(207) 947-0101
Motel 61100 Hammond StBangor, ME26.8 mi.(207) 947-6921
Ramada Inn Bangor375 Odlin RdBangor, ME26.9 mi.(207) 947-6961
Howard Johnson336 Odlin RdBangor, ME27.1 mi.(207) 942-5251
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Banger300 Odlin RdBangor, ME27.2 mi.(207) 990-0001
Days Inn250 Odlin RdBangor, ME27.3 mi.(207) 942-8272
Best Inn570 Main StBangor, ME27.4 mi.(207) 942-0566
Cozy Inn440 Wilson StBrewer, ME27.9 mi.(207) 989-0084
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton308 Godfrey BlvdBangor, ME28.4 mi.(207) 947-6721
The Charles Inn20 Broad StBangor, ME28.5 mi.(207) 992-2820
Colony Motel649 N Main StBrewer, ME29.6 mi.(207) 989-6275
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME21.2 mi.(207) 594-4209

Belfast Weather & Climate

The Central Coast of Maine, near Penobscot Bay, has a mild climate with an average annual snowfall of 59 inches and average annual rainfall of 48 inches. Generally summers are mild with temperatures rarely going above 80 degrees. Expect cool weather on most summer nights, especially along the coast where sea breezes can feel quite cool. The humidity level is usually of no consequence due to the mild temperatures. Winters in Maine are cold but not frigid. Snow melts frequently along the coast - winter enthusiasts will find more snow on the ground for longer periods of time inland. Ice storms are regular in winter and early spring, and rain is frequent in every month. Fog is common during Jun, Jul and Aug.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 10°F 4.06 in. 38°F
February 33°F 12°F 3.01 in. 36°F
March 42°F 22°F 4.38 in. 38°F
April 52°F 32°F 4.45 in. 43°F
May 64°F 42°F 4.18 in. 49°F
June 73°F 51°F 3.88 in. 55°F
July 79°F 57°F 3.20 in. 59°F
August 77°F 55°F 3.01 in. 62°F
September 69°F 48°F 4.10 in. 57°F
October 58°F 38°F 4.33 in. 54°F
November 46°F 30°F 4.74 in. 52°F
December 35°F 17°F 4.31 in. 44°F

Belfast Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located about 25 miles south of Belfast in Rockland, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located approximately 27 miles northeast of Belfast in Bangor, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located roughly 32 miles east of Belfast in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 33 miles west of Belfast in Waterville, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located about 39 miles west of Belfast in Augusta, Maine, and finally the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located approximately 68 miles west of Belfast in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine.

Belfast Attractions

Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME31.6 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME95.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Searsport Pines Golf CourseSearsportME5.1 mi.
Northport Golf ClubNorthportME6.6 mi.
Country View Golf ClubBrooksME10.1 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME10.5 mi.
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME17.2 mi.
Bucksport Golf ClubBucksportME17.5 mi.
Island Country ClubSunsetME21.9 mi.
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME22.4 mi.
Hampden Country ClubHampdenME22.5 mi.
Pine Hill Golf ClubBrewerME26.0 mi.
Lakeview Golf CourseBurnhamME27.1 mi.
Bangor Municipal Golf CourseBangorME27.3 mi.
Lucerne Hills Golf ClubEast HoldenME27.9 mi.
Felt Brook Golf CenterHoldenME28.0 mi.
White Birches Country ClubEllsworthME28.3 mi.
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training CenterBangorME28.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME15.2 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME67.2 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME76.4 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME76.8 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME83.5 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME87.8 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME88.1 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME88.4 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH109.1 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH116.9 mi.
State Parks
Moose Point State ParkME3.5 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME10.1 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME10.2 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME16.8 mi. 
Owls Head State ParkME23.3 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME27.1 mi. 
Lamoine State ParkME35.6 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME22.8 mi.(Art)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME35.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)

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