On the Water
If you’d like to explore the northern Penobscot area by water, call Water Walker Sea Kayaks (www.touringkayaks.com; tel. 207/338-6424). Though their shop is a few miles inland, in nearby Monroe, the Water Walker team leads a 2-hour evening tour of the Belfast harbor from the beach near the town dock. Trips cost $35 per person and include snacks and some instruction; they also rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, and if you can’t make it to Monroe, they’ll deliver them to your launch of choice for a small fee.
Swan Lake State Park (tel. 207/525-4404), 6 miles north of Belfast, is a worthy beach, albeit a small one, open June through Columbus Day. Admission is $7 per non-Maine resident adult, $2 per nonresident senior, and $1 for children.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.