100 Things to Do in the Greater Bangor Region!

  1. Take a cruise on the Katahdin Steamship on Moosehead Lake.
  2. Meet Abraham Lincoln’s Vice President, Hannibal Hamlin on the Kenduskeag Promenade, downtown.
  3. Walk the boardwalk through a National Natural Landmark at the Orono Bog Walk.
  4. Hike hundreds of miles of natural trails at the Bangor City Forest.
  5. Drive up to Thomas Hill Standpipe for a view of the City of Bangor.
  6. Admire the lighted water fountain and a waterfall that’s more than 20 feet high at Cascade Park.
  7. Tour through the rotating exhibition galleries at the UMaine Art Museum.
  8. Fish for small mouth bass, land-locked salmon, or wild brook trout on Moosehead Lake.
  9. Play 27 holes of golf in the middle of the city at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course.
  10. Browse through thousands upon thousands of books at the Bangor Public Library.
  11. Watch the sunrise from the shores of the Atlantic at Schoodic Penninsula.
  12. Grab your binoculars and watch the abundant bird life at the Jeremiah Colburn Natural Area.
  13. Escape the city heat take a ride down the waterslides at the Beth Pancoe Municipal Aquatic Center.
  14. Leisurely walk along the Penobscot River at Bangor’s Waterfront Park and enjoy the sunset.
  15. Savor the deliciousness of different kinds of local wines at the Winterport Winery.
  16. Pet a lamb or milk a cow at many of Maine’s farms on Open Farm Day.
  17. Relive your youth of riding rides, fun games, food and much more at the Bangor State Fair.
  18. Go back in time to the 19th Century with a trip to the Maine Forest and Logging Museum.
  19. Gear up for a class IV ride down the Dead River while white water rafting.
  20. Relax with a family day of tennis, basketball and a large playground at Hayford Park.
  21. Downhill ski at Hermon Mountain.
  22. Learn and laugh at the same time with your kids at The Maine Discovery Museum.
  23. Explore the hundreds of antique cars, planes and trains at Cole’s Land Transportation Museum.
  24. Backpack up Maine’s highest point (5,267 feet), Mount Katahdin.
  25. Discover Bangor’s history at the Bangor Historical Society.
  26. Experience history at one of the best preserved fortifications on the New England coast, Fort Knox
  27. Play Bingo on Indian Island.
  28. Eat homemade Blueberry pie fresh from a Farmer’s Market.
  29. View a show performed by local actors and actresses at the Penobscot Theater Company.
  30. Taste some of authentic Maine home cooking at Dysart’s Truck Stop.
  31. Stroll to the site where Pet Sematary was filmed in Mount Hope Cemetery.
  32. Hike through Baxter State Park’s 200,000-acre wilderness preserve.
  33. Sip on a variety of homemade beers at the Penobscot Bay Brewery.
  34. Hop on your snowmobile and ride through Maine’s many groomed trails.
  35. Collect some seashells for some fun in the sun at Bar Harbor’s Sand Beach.
  36. Watch for Bald Eagles soaring over the Penobscot River
  37. Listen to the nation’s oldest continuously performing orchestra, Bangor Symphony Orchestra.
  38. Tour of Stephen King’s most famous spots on a SK Tour.
  39. Admire the Moose in the Nahmakanta Lake region.
  40. Cheer for your favorite team in the weeklong Eastern Maine Basketball Tournament.
  41. Learn how to produce maple syrup straight from the tap on Maine Maple Sunday.
  42. Follow the Maine Beer Trail through the Greater Bangor Region and sample local craft brews!
  43. Snowshoe through the 925 acre Lily Bay State Park.
  44. Explore Bangor’s secret past with a Ghostly Bangor Tour.
  45. Make a find at a local Antique Store.
  46. Enjoy a showing of the “Nutcracker” by the Robinson Ballet Company.
  47. Indulge your tastes with locally grown products at the Orono Farmers Market.
  48. Hunt for treasures made by locals at the United Maine Craftsmen Shows.
  49. Catch the East Coast Snocross at Bass Park in January.
  50. Sail the Atlantic on a whale watching tour.
  51. Sing around the campfire while camping in one of Maine’s many State Parks/Public Reserved Lands.
  52. Have fun at Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show.
  53. Take in a show at the Cross Insurance Center.
  54. Browse local pottery and art galleries.
  55. Shop intriguing boutiques in picturesque Downtown Bangor.
  56. Kayak down the Kennebec River.
  57. Find the legendary gangster Al Brady’s tombstone at Mount Hope Cemetery.
  58. Bear Hunt in The Maine Highlands Region.
  59. Relive history with the war memorials at the Cole Land Transportation Museum.
  60. Admire the 31-foot statue of legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan.
  61. Attend the Moosehead Lake Chocolate Festival.
  62. Stroll through the galleries in the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine in Orono.
  63. Take in world renowned shows at the Collins Center for the Arts.
  64. Take a horse drawn sled ride at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum on their Living History Days.
  65. Marvel the animals and clowns at the Shriner’s Circus at the Cross Insurance Center.
  66. Dip your toes in Maine’s chilly, mountain waters.
  67. Eat a real Maine lobster!
  68. Place a bet at Hollywood Casino Harness Racing.
  69. Walk in or view Bangor’s Festival of Lights Parade.
  70. Ascend to the tallest bridge observatory in the world, the Penobscot Narrows Observatory.
  71. Hop on your bicycle and take the Kennebec Crossing Challenge.
  72. Pack a lunch and picnic at one of Bangor’s many local Parks.
  73. Explore Maine Wood & Waters National Monument.
  74. Celebrate the Moosehead Lake Region’s Heritage & History at the Forest Heritage Days.
  75. Get tickets to a performance at the Bangor Waterfront Concert Series.
  76. Visit Maine Troop Greeters Museum at Bangor International Airport.
  77. Take a Scenic plane ride over Acadia’s rocky coast!
  78. Ride through many of Maine’s trails and forests on an ATV.
  79. Walk through history at the Old Town Museum.
  80. Cross Country Ski though 45 miles of groomed trails in Millinocket.
  81. Hire a guide for bow hunting season.
  82. Spend at day at the lake for the International Seaplane Fly-In.
  83. Get scared at the Fright at the Fort in Fort Knox.
  84. Learn local Indian heritage at the Penobscot Indian Nation Museum.
  85. Take a tour of the second oldest garden cemetery at the Mount Hope Cemetery.
  86. Feed your hunger at one of the many locally owned restaurants in Bangor.
  87. Hop in your canoe or kayak and participate in the annual Kenduskeag Stream Race.
  88. Fly down Hermon Mountain on an inner tube.
  89. Treat yourself with Maine tourmaline.
  90. Take a great panoramic photo of Bangor from Brewer’s scenic waterfront.
  91. Find the date plaques on the houses in Bangor’s historic district.
  92. Tickle your taste buds with a tour around the world at Bangor and Orono’s many ethnic eateries.
  93. Discover all of the different buildings in the four major architectural styles in downtown Bangor.
  94. Dive into Maine’s many lakes, streams and rivers.
  95. Mountain Bike along the Backcountry Expressway Trail.
  96. Explore the history of the sea with a visit to many of Maine’s
  97. Accompany the Bangor Public Library for their Summer Music Series.
  98. Get two scoops of Blueberry ice cream.
  99. Watch the years change and the beach ball drop at Bangor’s Downtown Countdown.
  100. Photograph the natural beauty of the region.


Visit the Greater Bangor Region and have a GREAT time!!