Introduction to Belfast, Maine
Belfast, Maine, in Waldo county, is 81 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 176 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is included in the Bangor metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 6,381 people lived in Belfast.
The area was initially occupied by the Abenaki Native Americans. It was named after Belfast in Northern Ireland. Belfast had its first European settlers in 1770. It was incorporated as a town in 1773. Belfast became the eighth city in Maine when it reincorporated as a city in 1853.
Belfast and nearby Attractions
- Belfast Historical Society & Museum
- Moose Point State Park
- The Penobscot Marine Museum
- Saint Margarets Church
Things To Do In Belfast
The Belfast Historical Society and Museum may prove exciting to those interested in the area’s history. The Camden Hills State Park and the Moose Point State Park offer several recreational facilities to all its visitors. The Penobscot Marine Museum is worth visiting. Belfast hosts many festivals such as the Maine Celtic Celebration and the Arts in the Park every year.
Bangor International is the nearest major airport.
Belfast Higher Education
The University of Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Southern Maine are all nearby.