Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad

Belfast, Maine 04915

Elevation Gain140ft
Trailhead Elevation21ft
Elevation Min/Max18/55ft
Elevation Start/End21/21ft

Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad

Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad is a hiking and biking trail in Belfast, Maine. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 21 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 140 feet. The trail ends near the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad attraction. There is also a water near the end of the trail.

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"General description: A village walk through a historic seaside town. Belfast is rich in history and home to one of the few fish canneries still operating on the Maine coast. This old shipbuilding town once boasted of 11 boatyards, from which 360 ships took to the waves. The homes of sea captains are prominent features.

Even if you have never seen a sea captain's home, you will instantly recognize one, since the glassed in observation rooms called 'widow's walks" are hard to miss. The town is also one of the state's newest and most exciting arts communities. General location: Belfast, in Waldo County, is at almost the geographic center of the Maine coast."

"This old highway bridge at the head of Belfast Harbor is now a public right-of-way for pedestrians and anglers, and a popular spot for shore-based anglers. You can fish from the bridge and watch lobster fishermen hauling traps at the same time.

One of the East Coast’s few remaining fish canneries is located near the bridge. U.S. Route 1 is lined with motels between Belfast and Searsport, and there are two campgrounds on the same stretch of highway. Key Species: mackerel, striped bass, smelt, bluefish."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, (207) 338-5900
Local Contacts
DeLorme Maine Atlas & Gazetteer
Local Maps

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Jul 2018