Maine is known for its natural beauty, and the Greater Bangor area is no exception! Located on the banks of the Penobscot River and handsome forests and rolling farmlands, Bangor entices residents and visitors alike to get out and enjoy the outdoors.


Bangor Area Trails
This link will help you find great riverfront strolls, solitary walks in the woods, and challenging singletrack for mountain biking.

Bangor City Forest
The Bangor City Forest features more than 4 miles of access roads and more than 9 miles of trails for running, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

Brewer Riverwalk
Located along the Penobscot River waterfront on the Brewer city side, this park features themed plantings, walking paths and areas to picnic.

Bangor Waterfront
Greenway on the Penobscot River on the Bangor side featuring walking trails, benches, picnic areas & a concert space.

Cascade Park
Located on State Street, just past Eastern Maine Medical Center, Cascade Park has a gazebo, walking trails, picnic tables and a water fountain. An excellent place for getting outdoors!

Fields Pond Audubon Center
Maine Audubon’s mission is to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people in education, conservation, and action. Check in every weekday for family activities, parent/teacher tips, backyard birding, nature exploration at the sanctuaries, and live events.

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge
This link will provide information on Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Hirundo is a 2,460 acre nature preserve, that provides lots of great outdoor events, trails, and more on nature.

Kenduskeag Stream Trails
The Kenduskeag Stream Trail is a scenic urban trail that cuts through the Center of Bangor. Remnants of old mills can be seen along the banks of the stream and there is plenty of parking available close by.

Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
At Sunkhaze you’ll be able to hunt, fish, canoe, kayak, wildlife observaion and photography year-round.



The city of Bangor is the main hub for the Maine Highlands region. The region features destinations such as Maine’s highest mountain Katahdin; and Moosehead Lake. The Maine Highlands serves as an incredible escape from the city rush, and is perfect for outdoor adventurists. This area serves as a great place to hike, bike, ride, swim and sightsee!

Borestone Mountain
Borestone Mountain offers a moderately strenuous climb with spectacular views from the mountain peaks.

Gulf Hagas
Often dubbed “The Grand Canyon of Maine,” Gulf Hagas features a rugged and remote trail network along a deep river gorge with many scenic waterfalls.

Four Seasons Adventure Trail
This trail runs between Newport and Dover-Foxcroft and links to two rivers and three lakes. Serves as a great trail for hikers, bikers, ATVs, snowmobiling, and more

Katahdin is Maine’s highest mountain and serves as a spectacular view. This mountain is a huge feat, please use good judgement and plan ahead!

Moosehead Lake
Moosehead Lake is the perfect place to fish, hike the vast forset trails, or catch a glimpse of the Maine wildlife.

Mount Kineo
Cherished for its natural beauty and plentiful resources Mount Kineo makes for a great hike.