The local flavor of Belfast can be found by walking the docks and observing the lobstermen taking care of their daily catch, or driving along the rolling hills and countryside to see farmers tilling the soil or harvesting their crops. Generations of lobstermen work the same waters their ancestors did. Local shopkeepers ensure that the area's small-town New England charm carries on while a healthy economy supported by tourism continues to lure new residents and businesses to the area at a steady pace.
The traveler can enjoy the small mom-and-pop businesses along the country roads where you can purchase home baked items, homegrown food and enjoy some of the local gossip. There are many shops and outlets for exceptional crafts and antiques.
Belfast is one of the small historical towns along the coast, which is charming, quaint and interesting. This beautiful stretch of the rocky Maine Coast offers charm and truly represents the states motto "The Way Life Should Be."