Waldo County, Maine
Explore Western Waldo County
This brochure with map shows 30 highlights, to help you enjoy the inland area within a 30 mile radius of Belfast.
Lake Saint George State Park
Route 3, Liberty
(25 minutes west of Belfast)
Open all year, 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise posted at the gate
Fee: adults $7, seniors $2, children under 12 free
Originally part of a farmstead, the centerpiece of the park is the 1,017 acre Lake St. George, with its crystal clear water. Numerous undeveloped islands dot the main basin of the lake. Fishing for landlocked salmon and brook trout is a popular sport. In the day-use area, picnic tables and grills are available close to the beach. A lifeguard is on duty. There are swings, volleyball, basketball, and a sandpit where younger children play. Three to five miles of hiking trails are within walking distance from the campground.
- Just a few minutes beyond the park is John's Ice Cream, where you can enjoy THE BEST ICE CREAM in Maine!
- In the same neighborhood is Liberty Craft Brewing
- And don't forget the fascinating Liberty Tool Co. with its fascinating collection of antique tools.
Bryant Stove and Music, Inc
27 Stovepipe Alley, Thorndike
(~30 minutes west of Belfast)
Mon - Sat 8a - 4:30p
"At BRYANT STOVE you'll find not only one of the largest selection of antique stoves under one roof, but we also have a wonderful museum focused on historical music devices and antique cars. In addition, we have a whimsical and completely unique Doll Circus collected, designed and engineered by founders Joe & Bea Bryant. So come on by, all ages will find something that makes them smile!"
Sandy Pond, aka Freedom Pond. The boat launch (where many folks also swim) is next door to our house at Frog Hollow!
Hills to Sea Trail
"The 47-mile Hills to Sea Trail from Unity Village to City Point in Belfast [is a project of the Waldo County Trails Coalition (WCTC) of nine organizations]. The footpath winds its way to the coast through the communities of Unity, Knox, Freedom, Montville, Morrill, Waldo and Belfast linking with schools and farms along the way. Most sections of the trail are open year-round for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The trail was made possible by the generosity and participation of more than 60 private landowners who gave permission for the trail to cross their lands. The trail also crosses more than 7,000 acres of conserved lands. Maintaining the privilege to use these lands requires everyone’s participation in caring for the trail and respecting the land.