The Lupine Cottage, Links and Resources
Belfast’s striking beauty lies along its coastline, where you’ll play and relax during your vacation. Exciting activities include hiking, kayaking, rowing, biking and sail boat rides.
Venturing into Belfast’s heart leads to farmers markets, antique stores, flea markets, art galleries, theaters and so much more.
Fine dining is easy to find, from freshly caught lobster and fresh produce to Maine’s best ice cream. Local beers and wines are also par for the course in Belfast.
You’ll find charming shops that have been run by the same families since the 1800s, old fashioned $5 movie theaters, restored Victorian mansions, and Belfast’s old-time Main Street.
If on your vacation you decide to explore around the Belfast area, you’ll find the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, the Fort Point Lighthouse in Stockton Springs, and Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in Prospect.
Some of Our Favorite Links
Arts in the Park is one of the most respected fine arts and crafts festivals in Midcoast Maine. The variety of artwork and crafts is outstanding, and continuous live music and the smells of freshly grilled food add to the festival atmosphere.
Live community theater, performances throughout the summer.
Camden, Maine’s newest yarn shop. Our highest priority is to provide a friendly, communal and helpful atmosphere where knitters of all skill levels can move forward with their knitting. They feature a large selection of beautiful yarns including those made from traditional wools, alpaca, cashmere, cotton and other interesting blends. They carry Swan’s Island yarn and hand woven textiles which are organic and vegetable dyed. Hand dyed and novelty yarns are part of the mix. Needles, buttons and other accessories round out the shop.
Fiber College of the Penobscot
This is a completely volunteer-driven, learning festival devoted to introducing, maintaining and furthering traditional arts using all forms of fiber. The professional artists who teach these classes offer them at a reduced rate so that you can sample new vistas and share your passions.
Fiddlehead Artisan Supply
Specializing in quilting and apparel fabric, embroidery supplies, 100% wool and wool Blend Felt, roving for spinning and felting, ribbon and sewing notions, paper crafts and book Making, children's art supplies, Waldorf Doll supplies, books and patterns. Classes coming in Fall 2011.
Cute local yarn shop with lots of sock yarn, but also a good amount of thicker yarns. Mostly mass produced, and a corner of local/hand-dyed stuff. Average prices. Cute selection of buttons.
For all your quilt, sewing fabric and knitting needs. She's located on the out-skirts of historic Belfast, Maine 2 miles west of Belfast on Rte. 3. Open seven days a week, carrying only the finest brands of quilting fabrics such as Hoffman, Bali's, RJR, Moda, and many more. Books, patterns and supplies for all your sewing, quilting and knitting needs.
Yarns for Weaving and Knitting, Fleece for Spinning and Felting, Patterns, Dyes, and Equipment, Classes for Learning Custom Weaving Designs
Belfast and Montville Maine Art Centers
Belfast Harbor Inn - 91 Searsport Ave, Belfast, Maine 04915
Fireside Inn Ocean’s Edge - 159 Searsport Avenue, Belfast, Maine 04915
The Jeweled Turret Inn Bed and Breakfast - 40 Pearl Street, Belfast, Maine 04915
Yankee Clipper Motel - 50 Searsport Avenue Belfast Maine 04915
The Belfast Area
Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce - great resource for area
Belfast Historical Society and Museum
Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory - old fort and one of the highest observatories in the world
Fort Point Lighthouse - Stockton Springs