Bangor, the Queen City of Maine, is located on the western bank of the mighty Penobscot River. The proximity of the river made Bangor 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.
As the Gateway to more of Maine, Bangor is an easy drive to four of Maine’s most spectacular regions; Aroostook County, Down East & Acadia, The Maine Highlands and Maine’s Mid-Coast. These regions offer great outdoor adventure, rich cultural experiences, culinary delights and scenic beauty. They are all yours to see when you use Bangor as your home base.
Getting to the Bangor Region is easy! Located right off of Interstate 95, the city boasts an airport that takes the hassle out of getting to and from your flight. Bangor International Airport (BGR) is conveniently located near the center of Bangor and is just across the street from a bus station connecting to northern and southern Maine, and Boston, and another points across the country.
The regions closest to Bangor offer you a chance to explore some of Maine’s most popular attractions. From whale-watching to fly fishing, hiking, biking and kayaking, festivals and fairs, shopping and dining, you get more of Maine right here!