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about bangor BANGOR, MAINE. THE “QUEEN CITY.” When the first people settled here hundreds of years ago, they couldn’t have imagined the vibrant city it would one day become. Nestled adjacent to the the mighty Penobscot River, Bangor was for much of the 19th century the “lumber capital of the world.” Today the thirdlargest city in Maine, Bangor has made good on that momentum. It’s the retail, cultural and service center for northern, central and “Down East” Maine as well as neighboring Canadian provinces. In Bangor, there’s no shortage of things to see, to do, and to experience. From world-class dining and vibrant nightlife to family-friendly activities and relaxing public spaces, the possibilities are endless. For the more adventurous visitor, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park are just a quick drive away. Go ahead. Explore. Grab a bite and experience the charm and hospitality the greater Bangor region’s known for.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF BANGOR’S KENDUSKEAG STREAM BY EMILY BURNHAM THE KENDUSKEAG STREAM flowing through Bangor has shaped the history of the region for centuries — from the Penobscot people prior to first European contact in the 17th century, to its current status as a scenic natural attraction and home to this weekend's Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.

NATURAL HISTORY The Kenduskeag Stream runs 36.2 miles in total, taking a winding path from the town of Garland, through Corinth, Kenduskeag, Glenburn and finally Bangor, ending at the Penobscot River. After the last ice age, receding glaciers revealed the rocks that comprise the stream bed and banks; mostly sandstone, quartzite, schist and limestone.

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EELS! EELS! EELS! Kenduskeag — a Penobscot Indian word that translates roughly to “eel weir place,” “eel catching place” or “little eel river”— was spelled by European colonists in various ways before settling on its current spelling. For the Penobscot, the name accurately described the stream from which they fished for both eel and salmon for centuries. The British and French settlers spelled the word many ways, from Kadesquit to Condeskeag to Conduskeag to, sometime in the late 18th century, Kenduskeag. Bangor itself was originally called Conduskeag Plantation, until it was officially incorporated as a town in 1791. There are still eels in the river, though they are immature ones that migrate out to salt water before they reach full size.

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TELLING STORIES, STREAMSIDE The first major writer to find inspiration in the Kenduskeag was famed transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau’s aunt and cousins lived in Bangor, and in the 1840s and 50s he frequently came up to visit them. While in town, he would often walk along the banks of the stream, remarking on its beauty and its abundant wildlife, his thoughts on which can be read in his book “The Maine Woods.” Other, wilder stories emerged from these early decades in Bangor history, like the legend of Lover’s Leap — the 150foot cliff near Valley Avenue from which a pair of Penobscot lovers supposedly jumped to their death, sometime in the mythical past.

BRIDGES, MILLS AND DAMS For nearly 200 years, the Kenduskeag was lined with gristmills and sawmills, including a very large sawmill near downtown — Morse’s Mill, just upstream from a covered bridge built by the same company. By the mid-20th century, most of those mills were gone, along with the once-vital Maine lumber industry. The covered bridge stood for another few decades, until it burned down in 1983. A footbridge replaced it, which still stands today, as does the remnants of the mill, which now functions as a pedestrian lookout over the stream.

FROM BANGOR TO DERRY A version of the Kenduskeag Stream appears in several of Stephen King’s books that are set in Derry, a.k.a. Bangor’s doppelganger. Most famously, the stream appears in “IT” as part of The Barrens, the patch of land roughly analogous in real life to the upper part of the Kenduskeag, where the Loser’s Club construct its home base in the fight against Pennywise. Also in both “IT” and in “11/22/63” are the canals, based on the real-life canal that routes the Kenduskeag through downtown Bangor.

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THE FISH CAME BACK Though we now enjoy the clean, tree-lined stream that meanders pleasantly through town, 60 years ago the Kenduskeag looked (and smelled) very different. Decades of unchecked pollution had left the stream from around Griffin Road south a foul mess, choked with human waste dumped into the stream. As a city report published in 1960 stated, the stream was “hazardous” and posed a “major public health problem.” By the mid-1960s, extensive work had already been started to improve Bangor’s sewer and wastewater treatment systems, and by the 1980s, the stream was measurably much cleaner. Today, activities like running, biking, fishing, birdwatching and boating along or in the stream are popular.

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According to organizers, the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe race was started in 1967 by two old pals, Sonny Colburn and Lew Gilman, who worked with the Bangor Parks & Recreation department to put together some sort of fun community activity; a canoe race sounded neat enough. Today, it’s the largest canoe race in New England, attracting more than 1,500 paddlers each year and many more spectators. Originally published in the Bangor Daily News April 20, 2018

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food & drink 2 FEET BREWING 80 Columbia St., Bangor • (207) 573-1979 AMATO'S 657 Broadway, Bangor • (207) 942-2929 ANGELO'S PIZZERIA 499 Hammond St., Bangor • (207) 942-5553 ANGLERS RESTAURANT 91 Coldbrook Rd., Hampden • (207) 862-2121 BAGEL CENTRAL 33 Central St., Bangor • (207) 947-1654 FORK & SPOON RESTAURANT 76 Main St., Bangor • (207) 433-7646 BLACK BEAR BREWING CO. 19 Mill St., Orono • (207) 889-9123 191 Exchange St., Bangor • (207) 889-9123 BLAZE 18 Broad St., Bangor • (207) 922-2660 BUFFALO WILD WINGS 461 Stillwater Ave., Bangor • (207) 922-2500 CHICK-FIL-A BANGOR 605 Stillwater Ave., Bangor • (207) 942-5000

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DOMINO’S 6 Clinton St., Bangor • (207) 942-4878 DUNKIN' DONUTS 327 Main St., Bangor • (207) 947-8404 DYSART'S ON BROADWAY 1110 Broadway, Bangor • (207) 942-6725 DYSART'S ON COLDBROOK RD. 530 Coldbrook Rd., Bangor • (207) 942-4878 EAGLES NEST RESTAURANT 1016 North Main St., Brewer, ME 04412 (207) 989-7635 EVENROOD'S 25 Broad St., Bangor • (207) 941-8800 FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON BANGOR AIRPORT 308 Godfrey Blvd., Bangor • (207) 947-6721 GEAGHAN'S PUB & CRAFT BREWERY 570 Main St., Bangor • (207) 945-3730 GOVERNOR'S 643 Broadway, Bangor • (207) 947-3113 HAPPY ENDINGS MARTINI, TAPAS & DESSERT BAR 32 Main St., Bangor • (207) 573-4727


bangor area resource guide HARVEST MOON DELI 72 Columbia St., Bangor • (207) 947-3354

MCLAUGHLIN'S AT THE MARINA 100 Marina Rd., Hampden • (207) 990-1111

HERO'S SPORTS GRILL 41 Washington St., Bangor • (207) 974-3033

MOE'S ORIGINAL BAR B QUE 650 Broadway, Bangor • (207) 992-9000

HIGH TIDE RESTAURANT 5 South Main St., Brewer • (207) 989-3300

NEW PANDA GARDEN RESTAURANT 123 Franklin St., Bangor • (207) 942-2704

HOLIDAY INN - BANGOR 404 Odlin Rd., Bangor • (207) 947-0101

ORIENTAL JADE RESTAURANT & SAMPAN GRILL 320 Bangor Mall Blvd., Bangor • (207) 947-6969

HOLLYWOOD CASINO HOTEL & RACEWAY BANGOR 500 Main St., Bangor • (207) 974-3500 KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN 43 Longview Dr. Bangor • (207) 990-0460 KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN/TACO BELL 650 Broadway, Bangor • (207) 945-5993

ORONO BREWING COMPANY 20 Main St. Orono • (207) 866-4677 26 State St., Bangor • (207) 262-5027 PAT'S PIZZA HAMPDEN 662 Main Rd., Hampden • (207) 947-6488 PAT'S PIZZA 11 Mill St., Orono • (207) 866-2111

KOSTA'S RESTAURANT & BAR 429 Wilson St., Brewer • (207) 989-8811 LAS PALAPAS 8 Bangor Mall Blvd., Bangor • (207) 947-3500 LONGHORN STEAK HOUSE 605 Hogan Rd., Bangor • (207) 945-3455 LUCERNE INN 2517 Main Rd., Dedham • (207) 843-5123 MARGARITA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 15 Mill St., Orono • (207) 866-4863 MASON'S BREWING CO. 15 Hardy St., Brewer • (207) 659-2300 MCDONALD'S 665 Hogan Rd., Bangor • (207) 990-2763

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local attractions DO IT LIKE THE LOCALS. The top 5 things to see and do in Bangor.

SK TOURS It’s no secret that Bangor is the home of the master of horror himself, Stephen King. Astute readers know that many of King’s settings, including the town of Derry, are inspired by Bangor and its landmarks. Fans can enjoy a tour of these locations on this guided tour, which includes a drive-by of King’s (some say spooky) home. | sk-tours.com

COLE LAND TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM Fancy yourself a transportation enthusiast? Even if you’re not, you’ll marvel at the collection of vehicles here. This museum dedicated to preserving and displaying Maine's land transportation equipment features trucks, trains, snowplows, motorcycles and more. | 405 Perry Rd., Bangor

PAUL BUNYAN STATUE Many communities claim Paul Bunyan as a native son, but any Bangor resident will tell you that Bangor’s his real birthplace. Visit this 31-foot statue of the big mythic lumberjack. | 519 Main St., Bangor

MT. HOPE CEMETERY The second-oldest garden cemetery in the United States and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this is the final resting place of famous (and infamous) folk like Vice President Hannibal Hamlin, “Public Enemy No. 1” Al Brady, and various politicians and Civil War generals. It also makes for a nice walking path. | 1048 State St., Bangor

Also known as the Rolland F. Perry City Forest, this park consists of approximately 650 acres and almost 10 miles of trails to explore by foot, bike or cross-country ski. Trails are well-maintained and wind through a variety of flora and terrain. Don’t miss the Orono Bog Walk, a one-mile boardwalk over the Orono Bog. | Parking at the end of Tripp Drive and Kittredge Road. 12

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PEPINO'S 49 Park St., Bangor • (207) 947-1233

WOODMAN'S BAR AND GRILL 31 Main St., Orono • (207) 866-4040 YOSHI JAPANESE RESTRAURANT 373 Wilson St., Brewer • (207) 989-9688

RAMADA INN 357 Odlin Rd., Bangor • (207) 947-6961 SEA DOG 26 Front St., Bangor • (207) 947-8009 SEASON'S 427 Main St., Bangor • (207) 992-2250 SPECIALTY SWEETS 36 Springer Dr., Bangor • (207) 990-0778 THE GROUND ROUND 248 Odlin Rd., Bangor • (207) 942-5621 TIM HORTON'S 444 Main St., Bangor • (207) 947-9092 305 Odlin Rd., Bangor • (207) 942-0400 TIMBER KITCHEN & BAR 22 Bass Park Blvd., Bangor • (207) 433-0844 TWINSFEATHER 129 River Road Orrington • (207) 478-3014 UNO PIZZERIA AND GRILL 725 Stillwater Ave., Bangor • (207) 947-5000 VERVE BURRITOS 91 Main St., Bangor • (207) 922-2556 2 Mill St., Orono • (207) 866-4004 WEST MARKET SQUARE ARTISAN COFFEEHOUSE 24 Broad St., Bangor • (207) 992-2270 WHOOPIE PIE CAFE 621 Hammond St., Bangor • (207) 947-6222

lodging & travel BANGOR MOTOR INN & CONFERENCE CENTER 701 Hogan Rd., Bangor • (207) 947-0355 BEST WESTERN WHITE HOUSE INN 155 Littlefield Ave., Bangor • (207) 862-3737 BLACK BEAR INN & CONFERENCE CENTER 4 Godfrey Dr., Orono • (207) 866-7120 BREWER MOTOR INN 359 Wilson St., Brewer • (207) 989-4476 THE CHARLES INN 20 Broad St., Bangor • (207) 992-2820 COUNTRY INN AT THE MALL 936 Stillwater Ave., Bangor • (207) 941-0200 COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 236 Sylvan Rd., Bangor • (207) 262-0070 FAIRFIELD INN BY MARRIOTT 300 Odlin Rd., Bangor • (207) 990-0001 FIRESIDE INN & SUITES 570 Main St., Bangor • (207) 942-1234 FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON BANGOR AIRPORT 308 Godfrey Blvd., Bangor • (207) 947-6721

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HILTON GARDEN INN BANGOR 250 Haskell Rd., Bangor • (207) 262-0099

BANGOR DRIVE-IN 1674 Hammond St., Hermon • (207) 942-1409

HOLIDAY INN - BANGOR 404 Odlin Rd., Bangor • (207) 947-0101

BANGOR ESCAPE ROOMS 1528 Hammond St., Bangor • (207) 404-6822

HOLLYWOOD CASINO HOTEL 500 Main St., Bangor • (207) 974-3500

BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY 159 Union St., Bangor • (207) 942-1900

LUCERNE INN 2517 Main Rd., Dedham • (207) 843-5123

BANGOR MALL CINEMAS 557 Stillwater Ave., Bangor • (207) 942-1409

MILFORD MOTEL - SUITES ON THE RIVER 174 Main Rd., Rt 2 East, Milford • (207) 827-3200

BANGOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 891 Broadway, Bangor • (207) 942-5555

PAUL BUNYAN CAMPGROUND 1862 Union St., Bangor • (207) 941-1177

BLACK BEARDS U.S.A. 680 Hampden Rd., Carmel • (207) 945-0233

QUALITY INN 750 Hogan Rd., Bangor • (207) 942-7899

CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER 30 Venture Way, Bangor • (207) 990-2900

RAMADA INN 357 Odlin Rd., Bangor • (207) 947-6961

COLE LAND TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM 405 Perry Rd., Bangor • (207) 990-3600

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT 22 Bass Park Blvd., Bangor • (207) 433-0800

CURRAN HOMESTEAD VILLAGE 372 Fields Pond Rd., Orrington • (207) 945-9311

RIVERVIEW MOTEL 810 State St., Bangor • (207) 942-0428

ESCAPE BANGOR 570 Stillwater Ave., Bangor • (207) 942-8500

TOWNEPLACE SUITES - BANGOR 240 Sylvan Rd., Bangor • (207) 907-2612

GRACIE THEATRE AT HUSSON UNIVERSITY 1 College Circle, Bangor • (207) 941-7888

UNIVERSITY INN/ACADEMIC SUITES 5 College Ave., Orono • (207) 866-4921

HOLLYWOOD CASINO HOTEL & RACEWAY 500 Main St., Bangor • (207) 974-3500

VACATIONLAND INN 453 Wilson St., Brewer • (207) 989-5450

MAINE DISCOVERY MUSEUM 74 Main St., Bangor • (207) 262-7200 MAINE LOGGING MUSEUM/LEONARD'S MILLS Govt Road, Bradley • (207) 974-6278

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MAINE MILITARY SUPPLY 179 Main Rd., Holden • (207) 989-6783 MAINE VETERANS MUSEUM 338 Madison Ave., Skowhegan • (207) 227-4160 MAINE YOGA ADVENTURES Orono • (207) 299-0082 ORONO BOG BOARDWALK 647 Main St., Bangor • (207) 992-4490 PENOBSCOT THEATRE COMPANY 131 Main St., Bangor • (207) 947-6618 SLIPPING GEARS CYCLING 753 Stillwater Ave., Bangor • (207) 307-7403 THE BANGOR Y 17 Second St., Bangor • (207) 941-2808 THE SPORTS ARENA 1640 Hammond St., Hermon • (207) 848-5850 TREWORGY FAMILY ORCHARDS 3876 Union St., Levant • (207) 884-8354 WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES 1 Railroad St., Bangor • (207) 735-4291 YMCA OF OLD TOWN AND ORONO 472 Stillwater Ave., Old Town

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RICKSHAW TAXI SERVICE (207) 285-0500 TOWN TAXI (207) 945-5671 DICK'S TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (207) 942-6403 CONCORD COACH LINES (207) 945-4000

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Waterfront & Beyond 2018  

Bangor’s waterfront is booming! From Waterfront Concerts to the American Folk Festival, the Sun of the Beach festival, and many more, there’...

Waterfront & Beyond 2018  

Bangor’s waterfront is booming! From Waterfront Concerts to the American Folk Festival, the Sun of the Beach festival, and many more, there’...