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Located along I-95, this scenic destination has been nicknamed “The Queen City of the East” because of its beauty and charm. Many visitors traveling to this area fly in to Bangor International Airport or drive to the city from Bar Harbor. During the spring and summer months, make your way to Birch Point State Park for a variety of fun outdoor activities and time in nature.
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The Lumber Capital of the World is also a popular destination for families because you'll find several cultural attractions and historic sites to explore. You can see the 31-foot statute of lumberjack Paul Bunyan here and learn about the history of the sawmills as you explore cultural sites. Don’t be surprised to see Federal-style mansions in some of the neighborhoods here. A bus tour of the city will give you a chance to see these beautiful buildings and other attractions.
Bangor is a friendly and low-key city located a short drive from popular Maine attractions, including Acadia National Park. You could spend the day exploring the Maine Discovery Museum or visit the Cole Land Transportation Museum to learn about the history of state and interstate highways. Take a tour of the Bangor Historical Society to learn more about this fascinating city in depth.
If you want to see the works of national and local artists, spend an afternoon touring the University of Maine Museum of Art. You could catch a performance at The Collins Center for the Arts, formerly known as the Maine Center for the Arts, during your campus tour. Be sure to take some time to stroll along the Bangor waterfront to enjoy a concert or a picnic on a sunny afternoon.