You all have waited long enough! As promised here’s my Top 5 favorite in Belfast Maine from hotels, places to eat, and more!

1. The Lost Kitchen

If only words were enough to explain how truly amazing this restaurant is.  Run by an almost all female crew, Chief Erin has a truly amazing story of how the Lost Kitchen Came to be which you can check out here.  I was fortunate enough to experience her AMAZING food because my cousin’s rehearsal dinner was held there as his now wife is friends with Chief Erin.  And let me tell you the food, the experience was almost religious, a spiritual experience if you will. After one taste I realized why there is a lottery drawing to secure a table at this magical place.  With fresh and local ingredients with creations, all poured out from Chief Erin’s extraordinary mind and created with her wonderful heart. This is a must see place to go! Literally, enter the reservation lottery and plan your trip around your dinner here!

2.Belfast Harbor Inn

When you enter this cozy modern hotel you are greeted at the front desk by the friendliest of hotel staff to check you in.  WIth a gorgeous fireplace in the lobby that makes you feel like home, the check-in process was seamless and effortless. The rooms come with an option of a harbor view or without.  The harbor looks absolutely spectacular from the hotel. The rooms are clean and feel like a little private getaway, and the beds are so comfortable the second you lay in it you will fall asleep. Overall, I recommend the Belfast Harbour Inn as the place to stay on your trip to Belfast Maine. Check it out here!

3.Young’s Lobster Pound

If you want delicious lobster this is the place to go! When you walk in you order up at the counter and they give you an arbitrary number and call you when your food is ready.  When it’s time to pick up your food you pay. Funnily enough, the people working were Jamaicans! Which was awesome. (Fun Fact: In case you didn’t know my mom is from Jamaica!) Needless to say, we had a lot to talk about! But back to the food! I was soooo good that I ate a Lobster and a Lobster roll! By the way, their Lobster Roll was the BEST one I had in Maine.  You have to get one! And while you chow down on your lobster you can enjoy the beautiful harbor views from one of their picnic tables out o the deck. This place is a must see! Or more like a must taste! Learn more about Young’s Pound Lobster here!

  1. Acadia National Forest

So before I start, major photo cred goes out to my Uncle Rick! That man straddled boulders to get some of these shots for me! Not to mention he drove all of us to the forest.  So props to Uncle Rick to being the best Uncle ever! I love you! Okay, So back to the Acadia National Forest! It was just breathtaking and spectacular! Unlike anything, I’d ever seen! It was so unique and picturesque. Next time I visit I will bring my hiking shoes (probably need to buy hiking shoes) and some bear spray so I can truly see more of the park.  What I loved about this national park was how diverse the landscape was! There was everything from wetland-esque areas to gorgeous beaches to the deep forest. This national forest was so incredible and unique and is someplace I look forward to visiting again.

  1. Shopping in Downtown Belfast

If you are looking for unique shops and a small town feel then Downtown Belfast is the place for you! One of my favorite shops is Coyote Moon which proved to be a one of a kind shop located on the main street.  Also be sure to check out the farmers market. There was so much local, fresh, and delicious food! There were also some pretty interesting vendors that had any natural and health consious, and often tasty, products.