Category Archives: Belfast

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lends New Perspective

Kayaking remains our primary focus, but we do admit to having a lot of fun messing around on stand up paddle boards. We picked up a few Cruiser SUPs to use as rentals last fall and have enjoyed paddling local … Continue reading

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Best of Summer 2013 — Our Annual Slideshow

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Tank as Tipping Point: A View from the Bay

The sparkling, ever-changing waters of Penobscot Bay are a big part of what drew me to the Midcoast. Lots of people can say the same. My early experiences of the bay were from shore:  Holbrook Island, Fort Point, Sears Island, … Continue reading

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Paddling the The Passy Gorge — Belfast’s Secret Heart

If the Passagassawakeag River is the main artery of Belfast, then the quarter mile stretch between Shepard Road and Route 137 is its secret heart. Paddlers typically take out above this section, partly due to the dam, partly due to … Continue reading

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Seasonal Paddling — Part II

The following is part two of a two (or three) part guest blog by Leslie Gregory of Swanville, Maine.   Paddling with Leslie, I am frequently reminded that when seeking adventure or beauty, it is not always necessary to look far … Continue reading

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Seasonal Paddling

The following is part one of a two-part guest blog by Leslie Gregory of Swanville, Maine.   Paddling with Leslie, I am frequently reminded that when seeking adventure or beauty, it is not always necessary to look far from home. ——————————————————————————————————————- … Continue reading

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Source to the Sea — A Goose River Journey

Many people have put in at the boat landing on Swan Lake Avenue and paddled Upper Mason Pond.  Some  have followed the winding course of Goose River south from Swan Lake.  Others have kayaked to the dam on Goose River … Continue reading

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Paddling, Premonitions, & Possibilities

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”  –Anatole France The once billowy snow has hardened into something that more resembles rock.  The noonday perch of the sun is beginning to show some ambition.  Daylight … Continue reading

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Year of Snow, Year of Plenty

The proverb, “A year of snow, a year of plenty,” has a basis in the agricultural truth that a deep snow cover protects plants and trees from the cold and can thereby boost the following growing season.  For those who … Continue reading

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3 Minutes on the Passy (video)

If the Passagassawakeag River isn’t the secret heart of Belfast, then it is at least its secret artery. Flowing out of the hills of Morrill and Brooks, it curves down through farmlands and forests before passing through the Shepherd Road … Continue reading

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