Staying Active While Traveling In Greater Bangor
Getting a workout in while on the road can be challenging whether you’re traveling for business or vacationing. Not following your typical schedule and being away from your usual equipment can put a wrench in your routine… but maybe that’s a good thing!
From places to stay that offer on-site fitness and wellness options to local fitness studios, gyms, and outdoor activities, Greater Bangor has plenty of options to keep you active on the go.
Fitness Focused Accommodations
Perhaps the easiest way to ensure you get your workout in is to find accommodations that offer an on-site fitness center – and there are plenty in Greater Bangor. Many booking sites feature a “Fitness Center” filter that lets you browse only properties with a gym or fitness center on-site, but here are a few options from our Greater Bangor Convention and Visitor Center member directory, all featuring indoor workout equipment (you can see a full list of our partner hotels here)
- Atlantic Oceanside, Bar Harbor
- Best Western White House Inn, Bangor
- Black Bear Inn Conference Center & Suites, Orono
- Country Inn at the Mall, Bangor
- Courtyard by Marriott, Bangor
- Fairfield Inn, Bangor
- Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport, Bangor
- Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor
- Holiday Inn, Bangor
- Quality Inn Bangor Airport, Bangor
- Quality Inn Bangor Mall, Bangor
- Ramada Inn, Bangor
- Residence Inn by Marriott, Bangor
- University Inn Academic Suites, Orono
Drop-In Local Sessions
When we travel, we explore so much of an area; the restaurants, shops, museums, landmarks, culture … why not also pop into a local fitness or wellness center and see what they’ve got to offer?
The Greater Bangor Region has several national/regional gym chains that allow members to visit while away from their home location or offer day passes for nonmembers. You’ll also find many local options including yoga studios, Zumba classes, and strength training gyms that are welcoming to those just passing through. Check out the Events Calendar on the Convention and Visitors Bureau site or ask your hotel front desk or Air BnB host for recommendations.
Aside from local fitness centers, there are are other recreational activities that can help you get your 10,000 steps-a-day in. Why not hit your goal while hitting some balls at Bangor Municipal Golf Course?
Looking to elevate your workout? The Maine Bound Adventure Center at the University of Maine offers day passes to their indoor rock climbing center, featuring both a 32-foot high climbing wall and a bouldering wall that will have you feeling like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2 (with the added safety of a harness, of course).
The Great Outdoors
No matter the season, Greater Bangor offers plenty of options when it comes to outdoor recreation.
If you’re coming to the Greater Bangor area and have time to explore beyond the Bangor city limits, a day trip or stay at the New England Outdoor Center will ensure you use every muscle you’ve got. With winter activities like snowshoeing, ice fishing, and cross country skiing and summer fun like biking, kayaking, and whitewater rafting, there is a way to get moving for every fitness level.
Only have a few hours? Just a 25-minute drive north of Bangor, you’ll find the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, offering seven miles of trails to get your heart rate up while letting your mind slow down. Sprawled across 2,460 acres of diverse ecological environments, enjoy the calming sounds and sites of nature as you hike the property.
There are also many walking and hiking trails within city limits or just minutes away, no matter what city you’re in! Check out Maine Trail Finder, where you can search by trail location, difficulty, and length, and even find pet-friendly trails if you’ve brought your four-legged workout partner along on your trip.