Belfast Travel Blog› entry 8 of 82 › view all entries
When I was younger we used to vacation in Belfast, now I live 20 minutes from here. A must stop was always Perry's Nut House, a roadside oddity that has been around forever. Downtown Belfast is lined with ornate brick buildings that lead down to the city’s water front. My brothers and I enjoy walking in and out of some of the shops like the Army/Navy Surplus Store, the candy shop, the Green Store, and Mexicali Blues. Mexicali Blues has now moved to another location but the rest of the stores are still there. One of my favorites is a store that sells all sorts of kitchen utensils. We come here often on days like this to walk the rocky shore line and look for sea glass, my mother is an avid collector of the stuff. When you think of a small Maine fishing town, this is what Belfast looks like. That’s because it is, even though the cannery is no longer operational, the harbor is still dotted with sail boats and fishing boats alike.
Once you move across the bridge heading north you will find yourself in the middle of many different hotels ranging from regular rooms to mini cottages. I have stayed in many of these hotels when I was younger, but today I was just out for a walk to gather some pictures and history to put in my tourism movie. My main focus was downtown, the memorial bridge and Perry’s Nut House.