Posted on May 15, 2018 and last updated on January 19, 2023

Rail Trail Along the Passagassawakeag, Belfast


  • Preserve Size:
  • Trail Mileage: 3.3 miles one way (including Harbor Trail and bridge)
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Passagassawakeag River, harbor, Belfast

I like the long name of this shortish but delightful river path. This roughly 3-mile trail is very wheelchair/stroller accessible, with a smooth covering of fine stone dust. The path is unceasingly scenic, with views over the river. I’m including in this length a short portion in town, along the harbor which I believe is officially called the Harbor Trail. 

The path is also connected to the 47-mile Hills to Sea trail, which is not open to bicycles. So if you’re on a bike, you’ll need to lock that up if you’d like to continue your journey.

Directions: There are three parking areas where you can pick up the trail — at either end and in the middle. From downtown Belfast, park on Water Street and access the trail by the Armistice footbridge. Parking is also available at the trail’s terminus, at the City Point Railroad Museum along City Point Road, and at the Stephenson Preserve parking lot, near the trail’s midpoint.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!