Parks and Beaches
- Moose Point State Park. A few miles "down east" from Belfast, just over the border into Searsport, is one of my favorite parks. This coastal park is filled with opportunities for leisurely hikes or peaceful walks along the waterís edge. On muggy summer days, a stroll through cool, piney woods is a welcome respite. The park offers ocean-side picnic tables to enjoy a Maine picnic feast, or just a yummy snack. As you munch on your Maine blueberries or other tasty treats, explore the diverse marine life inhabiting the tidal pools, or observe an array of sea creatures, including seals and porpoises. Youíll also be treated to an assortment of impressive birds, such as double-crested cormorants, loons, sea ducks, bald eagles, and ospreys. Children are thrilled with all there is to see and discover on the hiking trails at Moose Point State Park. Adults are awed by splendid views of Penobscot Bay and the crowd-free ambience. Whether itís a 10-minute stroll along the ocean or a longer loop through an evergreen grove, youíll enjoy the picturesque beauty of Moose Point State Park, with its emphasis on relaxation.