Downtown streets are lined with locally-owned shops and restaurants, perfect for picking up a unique keepsake or enjoying a homegrown meal. Arts and culture abound—from large-scale touring productions along the waterfront to grassroots gatherings of creative minds on any given night in a downtown establishment. Scenic canals bisect the downtown as the Kenduskeag Stream flows into the Penobscot River, a rich resource whose history punctuates the famous lumber-laden past of Bangor. And a charming community welcomes visitors and residents alike to subscribe to our Maine motto (which we take to heart) of “the way life should be.”
The location of Bangor, centrally positioned in our state, provides the perfect home base all your Maine adventures—just forty-five minutes from the coast and a few hours to the state’s highest peaks and ski resorts. Of course, you don’t need to drive beyond the city limits to explore.
Visit the City of Bangor’s website to learn about the network of trails and abundance of parks that host mountain bikers, runners, hikers, bird-watchers, kite flyers, and outdoor activity of all kinds!