Planning Your Visit

Your Gateway to More of Maine

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  â€œlumber 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. Be sure to check out Where to Stay, Where to Shop, Where to Eat and What to Do for more information and ideas for visiting the Greater Bangor Region.

When visiting Bangor, you will find our shopping and dining experiences stretch from small boutiques and fine dining downtown to national retailers and eateries in the mall area.

From lobster to fiddleheads, handmade crafts to brand-name finery, we have it all. Visit the Greater Bangor Region and see for yourself!