It is going to be 97 degrees in St. Louis today so I am dreaming of getting away to someplace north and much cooler. A place like Belfast, Maine sounds just about perfect on a day like to day. Roughly a two hour drive from Portland, Belfast is located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River estuary on Penobscot Bay. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 6,668 and is known for being a quiet town even during the busy summer tourism months. Local finds include:
- Chase's Daily - known for its delicious breakfast items, vegetarian options and its baked goods - it also sells fresh produce from their local farm.
-Three Tides - looks like a good place to sample the beers of local microbreweries.
- Art Galleries - the town has 18 galleries in its small downtown.
- Young's Lobster Pound - the best fresh lobster in town according to David Lyon, a native of Belfast and a Boston Globe correspondent.
House #1: $0 - $250,000
This home is in need of some work but nothing too involved. Its main features include high ceilings, a light filled three seasons room and lots of space both inside and out.
House #2: $250,000 - $500,000
This Georgian Revival home has been beautifully maintained with refinished hardwoods, updated systems and fresh paint. It is also located just a short walk to the downtown area.
House #3: $500,000 - $750,000
This farm property sits on over 64 acres with a 16 room main house, large barn and workshop. It also has a stream on property as well as organic fields.
House #4: $750,000 - $1,000,000
The main selling point of this home is its south-facing views of Penobscot Bay. It also sits on a large lot and has easy beach access.
Have a great labor day weekend everyone and stay cool! Be back Tuesday!