An “Off-Season” Getaway In Greater Bangor 

Maine is called “Vacationland” for good reason!

Maine’s peak tourist season falls between June and August, but don’t be fooled – there is something worth seeing and experiencing every month of the year in Greater Bangor!

Cool for the Summer, Colorful in the Fall

It’s no secret that Maine summers are warm while not getting too hot, perfect for a night spent listening to your favorite band at our outdoor concert venue or from your campsite or dock.

As the summer season draws to a close and fall sets in, our state boasts spectacular views of colorful leaves, best seen on a hike at one of our many state parks and hiking trails

A Winter Wonderland

While summer may be the signature season for most of Maine, the Greater Bangor Region offers off-season beauty as well! Our winters see significant snowfall that allows for incredible activities like skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Or, if you’re not one for outdoor fun when it gets chilly, imagine the gorgeous snow-covered views you’ll be able to take in from a cozy log cabin as you sit fireside with a warm cup of cocoa.

photo of woman and child skiing

Sights and Sounds of Spring

When the winter snow melts, Maine comes to life with lush greenery, sights of newborn wildlife, and a fresh, vibrant energy in our many downtowns. This makes it the perfect time to dodge the hustle and bustle of the summer season and enjoy the local views, eateries, and other events with less of a crowd.

The Perks of an Off-Season Visit

Whether winter or spring, visiting in the off-season has its perks and be just as magical as summers spent in the Region.

Imagine walking through this historic Queen City on a brisk winter evening, the snow floating down, glimmering in the lights of the Penobscot Theatre, where you will see an evening show. After that, you head to one of the many pubs in the heart of downtown to be greeted heartily by the many regulars there. Whether you choose to taste the locally made brews at Black Bear Brewing Co. or grab a bite at Nocturnem Draft Haus, you’ll be received warmly! When the night is done, you head back to the relaxing stay you booked and get ready to head on to your next Maine adventure; a day skiing, time spent at museums or browsing the local shops … the possibilities are endless!

Looking for a place to stay while you visit? Here are some options from our partner hotels. You can see the full list here.

Towneplace Suites by Marriott

Towneplace Suites by Marriott is in the middle of it all, giving you easy access to most every Bangor shop, restaurant, and venue. Their “apartment-inspire” suites are the perfect place to rest your head after a long day of adventuring!

photo of a hotel room with kitchenette at Towneplace Suites by Marriott

Fairfield Inn Bangor

The Fairfield Inn has features with the whole family in mind; ergonomic work stations, an indoor pool, high-speed internet, a free breakfast buffet, and a 24-hour fitness center!

photo of a king bed hotel room at fairfield inn bangor

University Inn

The University Inn in Orono is right next to the University of Maine campus and also the beautiful Collins Center for the Arts! They offer all modern amenities alongside a daily wine and cheese reception at 5 PM and a seasonal, outdoor heated pool with bar service!

photo of a king bed hotel room at the university inn in Orono

Four Points by Sheraton

The Four Points by Sheraton is located right near the Bangor International Airport, making it the choice for business travelers. And for those who want to stay active, even on a business trip, Four Points houses a fitness center and heated pool! 

photo of two double beds hotel room at four points by sheraton

Whatever time you choose to come and visit Maine you won’t be short on things to do and see!