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Belfast named top small town destination for 2014

Jun 17, 2014
Courtesy of: Camden Hills Realty Belfast Bay Realty Harbor

Belfast — Belfast has been named one of the 10 “great small towns” to visit in 2014 by

According to the description on, “Belfast's stately main street runs toward a calm harbor filled with big boats. The boats — motor yachts and aging wooden schooners — are thicker than ever thanks to a new marina that is bringing the town jobs and an air of prosperity.”

It continues by saying “Walk into Chase's Daily — seriously, the food is great — and you'll see farmers, fishermen, and the drop out executives who come here to raise their kids sharing pots of black coffee. This is as friendly as Maine gets.”

Camden Hills Realty praised the designation of Belfast as a top destination this year for travelers.

“The article is a testament to the hard work and progress the community has made over the last several years,” John Burgess owner of Camden Hills Realty said in an email to Courier Publications.

Other towns named in the article include Kingfield, Maine; Old Chatham, N.Y.; Mexico Beach, Fla.; Terlingua, Texas; Ely, Minn.; Whitefish, Mont.; Afton, Wyo.; Groveland, Calif.; and Point Reyes Station, Calif.

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Comments (3)
Posted by: wendy c kasten | Jun 21, 2014 15:13

One only needs to spend a few times at Senior College or the Co-op to continually encounter folks who have recently moved here, because they came on vacation, and decided they would like to live here. Keep up the good work, Belfast!

Posted by: Shelia Muldoon | Jun 17, 2014 16:26

Aw come on


Posted by: Laurie Lee Allen | Jun 17, 2014 11:53

Soon to be lost forever through the evasive Comprehensive Plan. 10 years in the making- approval process corrupt. get a land use attorney now. Save this beautiful town. They are paving paradise- you know that. Starting with the extermination of Seaview Terrace in bold print. The light print for the other zones will do the other unworthy's in shortly. Calculated loop holes in the plan. Belfast Planning Board member, Wayne Corey, cites "Soviet Union" in a work shop for the plan in January 2014. "Putin" on a Happy Video...setting the illusion for the taking.Olympic Games, then the taking. Hello.


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