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Paul Bunyan by Justin Russel Photography


Located on the western bank of the mighty Penobscot River, Bangor was known as the “lumber capital of the world’ for much of the 19th century. Bangor is the third-largest city in the state and the retail, cultural and service center for central, eastern, and northern Maine, as well as Atlantic Canada.

Bangor is 90 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Maine’s historic Mid-Coast town of Camden, and Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. Many more small, quaint and historic towns, such as Greenville situated along Moosehead Lake, are just a day trip away and make Bangor the perfect starting point for the area’s recreational, cultural, and relaxation opportunities.

The architecture you will see when visiting Bangor’s historic Downtown tells tales of Bangor’s gilded age. Our many brick buildings are a tribute to the tenacious spirit of the citizens following the Greater Fire of 1911. Our historic districts will provide you with a glimpse into the Queen City’s past. Music, theatre, outdoor adventure and more await you in Bangor!