Top Things to Do Midcoast Maine: Belfast Maine

We recently took a road trip from Richmond, Virginia to midcoast Maine for a summer family vacation. Any excuse to escape the heat and humidity of the south. We found our home on VRBO and opted to be off the ocean. Why not an ocean view home you must be wondering.

When we did our search most of the properties that were dog friendly were already booked. Plus knowing the temp of the ocean is so cold, we opted for a home that had a 30 acre lake and many amenities to keep the family occupied, including chickens.

Thanks to the folks at REEL Lifestyle Outdoor Apparel for sending us products to test and use in this post TopThings to Do Midcoast Maine, we were based in Belfast Maine.

Top Things to Do Midcoast Maine, Belfast Maine

Top Things to Do Midcoast Maine

We took many day trips throughout our week in Belfast, Maine and wanted to share them as this was a busy trip filled with many outdoor adventures for our active family.

Belfast, Maine:

  • Fishing in the pond was a big hit for all family members.
  • Walking, running or biking the railroad path
  • Exploring the shops of downtown Belfast
  • Young’s Lobster Pound- Eat in or bring them home. It’s a BYOB lobster restaurant that is super casual but you can’t get any fresher than right off the boats

Top Things to Do Midcoast Maine, Belfast MaineTop Things to Do Midcoast Maine, Belfast Maine

Camden, Maine:

  • Explore the shops
  • Lobster Cruise on the Lively Lady
  • Camden State Park– Hike Mount Battie

Top Things to Do Midcoast Maine, Belfast Maine

Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Maine

  • Only spent one day here but explored the island by land and foot. Go early and use the free bus
  • Hit Bar Harbor for ice cream and walked around the town and hiked  the island path at low tide

Top Things to Do Midcoast Maine, Belfast Maine

Top Things to Do Midcoast Maine, Belfast Maine

Rockland, Maine

  • Sea Kayak Tours
  • Head a little farther south to the Owl Head Light House and grab lunch at the general store
  • Eat at Claws roadside Lobster joint

Top Things to Do Midcoast Maine, Belfast Maine

Deer Island

  • Dog Friendly, isolated hike. Biggest uninhabited island in the US.

Lincolnville, Maine

  • Hit the dog friendly beach
  • Watch the Ferry  to Isleboro

Top Things to Do Midcoast Maine, Belfast Maine

What to pack for your adventure to midcoast Maine? We were introduced to REEL Lifestyle clothing. Founded by a family of outdoor enthusiasts, REEL Lifestyle apparel is dedicated to promoting activities of all kinds in and around the water.

Top Things to Do Midcoast Maine, Belfast Maine

Whether you’re kayaking down the river, boating on the lake, paddleboarding in the ocean, or fishing anywhere, we want to help you get the most out of living the REEL Lifestyle.

The x3 Ultra Soft Lightweight Pullover Hoodie was super soft and just the right weight. However, after we dried it, it shrunk enough my husband gave it to my 14 year old son to wear. That was the only disappointing part. Just buy a size up as the REEL

Top Things to Do Midcoast Maine, Belfast Maine

Of course the SnapBack hats for Fisherman are so popular these days and they come in a variety of colors.

About the REEL Lifestyle Company:  “Our goal is to create clothing that offers maximum comfort and style and looks great on every member of the family. By combining great design with high quality fabrics, our easy to wear apparel gives you the freedom your body needs to move around – whether you’d rather be on a gushing river, placid lake or riding giant waves – we’re glad to have you as part of the REEL tribe! ”

There are tons of little towns to visit up and down Midcoast Maine. Who is ready to explore what Maine has to offer?

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  1. I love being by the water. This looks like a great place for families to spend time together

  2. We love going to Maine, we used to go every Summer since having the kids but alas the past two summers we didn’t make it. I hope to get back to traveling the two hour trip to York Beach area of Maine, it’s simply a beautiful state!

  3. What a great list of things to do! I really want to get to Maine sometime. I would totally try to eat all the lobster!

  4. We love Maine. We live in MA so we travel to Maine every summer. I’ve never been to the Bar Harbor area but I’ve been hinting to my husband that I want to head there next year. It looks beautiful. Maine is so full of adventures!