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Greater Bangor Region! Welcome

Our Heritage

Culture & Arts

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Planning Your Visit

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Executive Director: Kerrie Tripp Director of Marketing: Jessica Donahue Interns: Katie Van Scoy (New England School of Communications) and Kristen Jones (Husson University) Committee: Mike Fern, Shirar Patterson, Steve Jones, Risteen Bahr, Jonathan Plummer Design: Theresa Ayotte, Terelar Advertising Productions, LLC Cover Photos: Bangor Waterfront - Jediah Scott; West Quoddy - Bangor International Airport / Risteen Masters; Katahdin - North Country Rivers; Snowshoeing - The Maine Highlands

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our Gateway Y r o g n to M a B ore o

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angor, 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. Bangor has a rich and diverse historic and cultural landscape; Hannibal Hamlin, Abraham Lincoln’s first vice president, was born and lived here, and best-selling author Stephen King still resides in town.

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 great city of Bangor and see for yourself.

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e Bangor is home to one of America’s oldest symphony orchestras and Maine’s only gaming facility.

The architecture you will see when visiting Bangor’s historic Downtown tells tales of Bangor’s gilded age. Our many brick buildings are a tribute to the tenacious spirit of the citizens following the Great Fire of 1911. Our historic districts will provide you with a glimpse into the Queen City’s past. Music, theatre, outdoor adventure and more await you in Bangor!

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s 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. 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!

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Maine’s Mid-Coast is only 90 minutes away. Well-known Camden and Rockland await with art and lighthouse museums, beautiful scenery, shopping, culinary delights and more outdoor adventure. The Maritime traditions of this area can be experienced in many of the small communities dotting Maine’s extensive coastline.

The Maine Highlands region encompasses the Greater Bangor Region, the Moosehead Lake region, the Katahdin area and everything in between. It is a land of superlatives, boasting the state’s highest mountain, longest river, largest freshwater lake, the “Grand Canyon of Maine” and the third largest city.

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Only 90 minutes from Bangor, the Down East & Acadia Region is home to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Within this region there are 24 lighthouses and many coastal villages offering some of Maine’s most spectacular coastline and outdoor adventures. From this region you can cross into Canada and visit Roosevelt Campobello International Park.

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Bangor is 90 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Camden in Maine’s Mid-Coast and Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. With many more small, quaint and historic towns, like Greenville, just a day trip away, Bangor’s recreational, cultural and relaxation opportunities abound.

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Our Heritage The river flowed clear and sparkling to the sea, with forests of evergreen rising from its banks.

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angor’s rich and storied history can be seen even today, in the architecture, monuments, parks, and even the stories that are still a part of our community. Nestled at the confluence of the Penobscot River and the Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor has not forgotten the Native communities that first settled these lands. The Wabanakis, or People of the Dawn Land, camped along the river’s shore, fished its tributaries, relied on its route for access to the sea, and gave to its beautiful valley a name: Penobscot. Among the many monuments throughout downtown Bangor are two memorials dedicated to the first European chroniclers to land on these shores. Searching for gold in 1525, Portuguese explorer Estevan Gomez found a temperate country, and welcoming Native community – but no gold. And in 1604, Samuel de Champlain (more famously known for founding the City of Quebec) first explored Eastern Maine. His journey up the Penobscot River landed him near the Kenduskeag Stream, where today a memorial to his travels still stands. The community of Kenduskeag Plantation began as a lumbering

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town when a sawmill was built at the mouth of the Penjajawock Stream in 1772, and within 20 years this small town had grown to 576 souls. Deciding that it was time to petition the Massachusetts legislature for an act of incorporation (Maine was still a part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony until 1820), the town sent Reverend Seth Noble to Boston. This “hard-drinking frontier Calvinist” set off with instructions to change the name of Kenduskeag Plantation to Sunbury. Stories about what subsequently happened are varied and doubtfully authentic; however, whether by accident or design, the plantation’s new name communicated by Rev. Noble at the crucial moment of incorporation was Bangor, a rather mournful Welsh hymn. Bangor played a small role in the Revolutionary War in 1779, ten American ships were scuttled at the convergence of the Penobscot River and the Kenduskeag Stream, where they remained until the late 1950s, when construction of the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge disturbed the site. Six cannons were removed from the riverbed; five of which remain on display throughout the region (one was thrown back into the river by area residents angered that the

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archeological site was destroyed for the bridge construction). By the mid-1830s Bangor had grown into a thriving lumber town, the portal through which the bounty of the inland forests flowed through to the rest of the world. Bangor’s lumber barons built impressive mansions, many of which remain

today in the City’s historic districts. By 1860, Bangor was the world’s largest lumber port, with 150 sawmills operating along the river. The city shipped over 150 million boardfeet of lumber a year, much of it in Bangor-built and Bangor-owned ships. In 1860 alone, Bangor’s waterfront saw 3,300 lumbering ships pass by its docks.

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The river not only raised Maine’s lumber trade to the top of the global economy, but also bricks, leather, and even ice (which was cut and stored in winter, then shipped to Boston, and even China, the West Indies and South America). In 1911, one event changed the face of Bangor forever. On April 30 a fire started in a hay shed and quickly spread to the surrounding downtown buildings and blazed through the night into the next day. When the damage was tallied, Bangor had lost its High School, Post Office & Custom House, Public Library, Norumbega Hall, telephone and telegraph companies, banks, two fire stations, nearly a hundred businesses, six churches, and synagogue and 285 private residences – a total of 55 acres. The community rebuilt itself, and in the process became a showplace for a diverse range of architectural styles, including the Mansard style, Beaux Arts, Greek and Colonial Revival. The historic Bangor House served as one of the nation’s great palace hotels, and hosted luminaries

Our Heritage

Leonard’s Mills Maine Forest and Logging Museum

Horse-drawn Sled Rides

The Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mills in Bradley is preserving, restoring and sharing Maine’s lumbering heritage through events showcasing life at a mill settlement with a waterpowered sawmill, blacksmith shop, log cabin, shingle mill, and many more lumberingrelated treasures. Check it out at www.leonardsmills.com.

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including Jack Benny, John Philip Sousa, Gene Autry, Rudy Vallee, Bette Davis and Duke Ellington. Just as every city’s history must contain its dark side, so, too, does Bangor’s. In 1937, downtown Bangor was the scene of the bloodiest shootout in Maine history, complete with big-time gangsters (the FBI’s Most Wanted: Al Brady and his gang) and

federal agents. Thinking that Maine was a perfect hiding place to avoid the authorities, Brady and his gang came to Bangor to purchase weapons.

Bangor Historic Districts

However, their stories of purchasing semi-automatic pistols and Tommy guns for hunting didn’t sit with the Maine merchants, who called in the authorities.

Bangor is a city rich with fascinating history; visit the following historical and architecturally significant areas to see how Bangor has evolved. For more information, visit our website’s historic districts section at VisitBangorMaine.com. Broadway Historic District*

Garland, Essex, State, Park and Center Streets

Bangor Theological Seminary*

Union to Hammond Streets and Pond to Cedar Street

Great Fire of 1911*

Harlow, Center, Park, State, York and Central Streets

Main Street

Main Street from May Street to Hammond Street crossing Union Street and Middle Street

Mount Hope Cemetery*

US Route 2

State Street

State Street, Salem Court and part of Newbury Street

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Thomas Hill Road Thomas Hill Road from Highland Avenue to Ohio Street

West Market Square*

Main, Broad Streets and West Market Square

Whitney Park*

8th, Union, Pond and Hayward Streets

What followed was the most infamous scene in Bangor’s history, with a shoot-out between Federal agents and gang members, not ending until the Brady gang members were either dead or in handcuffs. Central Street today features a memorial marker to this day, and the community that foiled the FBI’s Most Wanted. Though the frenzy of the lumbering industry has shifted to more western states, Bangor maintains its position as the cultural and economic center of Northern, Central and Eastern Maine. Sporting events, cultural activities, education, recreation, and shopping draw visitors from across Maine and beyond to the Bangor that has developed out of its vibrant history.

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Bangor Symphony Orchestra

Culture & Arts The beauty of the Greater Bangor area lies in its wide variety of arts, culture and great entertainment experiences that are available throughout the year.

T “Artists, educators, parents and community leaders in the greater Bangor region work hard to create meaningful art and culture programs that will enrich our landscape and drive our creative economy. Since the first note played by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra 116 years ago, our concerts and youth programs have provided a connective tissue that makes our area a vibrant place to live, work, and visit.” David Whitehill, Executive Director Bangor Symphony Orchestra

here’s music and dance. If the live full sound of a symphony orchestra is what you crave, take in a performance by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, one of the oldest symphonies in the country, which has brought the joy of live music to people throughout Maine since 1896 and showcases concerts for many tastes and all ages. If you’re visiting Bangor during the holiday season, don’t miss the annual performance of The Nutcracker. Enjoy the Cool Sounds concert series in Pickering Square, the energetic sounds of the Bangor Band at the bandstand near the Paul Bunyan Park, or one of the many music concerts and festivals on the Bangor Waterfront during the summer including the American Folk Festival and the Waterfront Concert Series. Held during the last weekend of August, the American Folk features music from Cajun to Irish, Quebecois

to blues, and this free festival presents more than 20 different groups over three days on numerous stages, and food and craft vendors along Bangor’s waterfront.

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ally magnificent and historic Bangor Opera House to take in a show by the Penobscot Theatre Company. The professional company creates highly acclaimed productions ranging from side-splitting comedies & joyous musicals to world premiere theatrical work that keep you thinking long after the curtain has fallen. The Gracie Theatre at Husson University also features a state-of-the-art sound system, premium acoustics, up-todate lighting equipment and an intimate 500-seat house. You can find a variety of well-known performers, ballet and dance performances, and musical acts from the orchestra to blue and everything in between at the theatre.

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Museum of Art at Norumbega Hall showcase work by local and worldfamous artists; the museum has four galleries that feature a new exhibit every three months. The collection has over 3,100 works and features modern, contemporary art and a constant rotation of the museum’s collection. The Robert E. White

Gallery on the Husson University campus is dedicated to exhibiting works by Maine artists in every possible medium including watercolors, still lifes, oil paintings, pastels, sculptures, acrylics, photographs and etchings.

There are educational opportunities. The Bangor Public Library, housed in a historic downtown building, is home to more than 450,000

Culture & Arts in Greater Bangor

American Folk Festival

Gracie Theatre

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Hudson Museum

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Bangor Museum & Center for History

Penobscot Theatre Company

Bangor Band

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Bangor Public Library

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Bangor Symphony Orchestra

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Collins Center for the Arts

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Cool Sounds Concert Series

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Culture & Arts

There’s art. Exhibits at the UMaine

books and other media material. The library is also host to many free events, like story hour and other interactive exhibits. Another stop to make in your quest for knowledge is the Bangor Museum and Center for History’s Thomas A. Hill House and Civil War Museum, featuring artifacts and guided tours. If you have kids in tow, the Maine Discovery Museum is the perfect place for you. The largest children’s museum north of Boston, MDM has rotating interactive exhibits and hands-on activities guaranteed to keep them amused for hours.

Maine Discovery Museum

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River City Cinema

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Robert E. White Gallery

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Robinson Ballet Company

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University of Maine Museum of Art

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And there’s more. Catch a free film

on warm Fridays hosted by River City Cinema in Pickering Square. If you want an exciting mix of world-renowned performing arts events, look no further than the Collins Center for the Arts (CCA) at the University of Maine in Orono’s campus, which offers a varied schedule of performances from touring Broadway performances and live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera to the Vienna Boys Choir. Be sure to stop in and see the Hudson Museum, housed in the CCA, which features thousands of Native American artifacts.

For a complete list of culture & arts offerings, please visit VisitBangorMaine.com.

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Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

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irundo Wildlife Refuge in Alton preserves wildlife and habitat, promotes biological diversity, and protects cultural and natural resources special to Maine. On our 2400 acre preserve we offer • A seven-mile network of marked hiking trails • Self-guided nature trails, on foot or by canoe • Naturalist-guided walking and canoe tours for individuals or groups • Monthly nature programs for all ages All – free of charge. We are open year round, so plan your visit at www.hirundomaine.org

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

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purred by the popularity of the American Folk Festival, Bangor’s waterfront was recently revitalized and walkers love to stroll along its scenic banks, have a picnic lunch, or just enjoy the view. There are also many parks where you can stretch your legs or simply grab a bench to catch up on some reading. Cascade Park, a longtime favorite, features a regal fountain, inviting picnic tables, benches and even a waterfall. The park is a pleasant place for outdoor gatherings and an amazing backdrop for any wedding.

are easy to walk, and where you can often find bobolinks in the spring and early summer. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge and Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge are two sanctuaries that are home to over 200 different bird species and 45 species of mammals.

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place to take a bird or nature walk is the Field Pond Audubon Center in Holden. There are smooth manicured trails, and in the spring and early summer, red-winged blackbirds and bluebirds sing as bitterns hide in the marsh. Maine Audubon has another sanctuary off Essex Street in Bangor, the West Penjajawoc Grasslands, that features a beautiful green field with mowed paths that

The Bangor City Forest (Roland Perry’s City Forest) is home to hundreds of wild animals, including deer, moose, bears, turkeys, beavers and rabbits. Walk, hike or bike the nine miles of groomed trails on over 680 acres of land at the forest, as well as four miles of access roads. There you

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may find yourself admiring a doe and her fawns or marveling at the vibrant autumn colors of changing trees. Nearby, the Orono Bog Boardwalk adds an educational slant to a delightful walk.

Treasure hunting taken to a whole

new level. Scour the Greater Bangor area in search for hidden geocaches and travel-bugs using your GPS device or smartphone. There are almost 2,000 caches within the Greater Bangor region. Unfamiliar with Geocaching? A great place to start learning more about the modern day treasure hunt is at www.Geocaching.com. The rules to finding a cache are simple: if the cache contains a treasure, you may take it but must replace it with something of equal or greater value. Be sure to log your find on www.Geocaching.com. Always remember to return your found cache to the EXACT location you found it and watch out for geo-muggles!

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to cross-country ski, snowshoe or just take a long winter walk. Families often choose to spend a day skiing, snowboarding and tubing at a local ski mountain.

has some of the best golfing opportunities available. Love to pamper yourself? If a manicure, mud bath or facial are more to your liking, pamper yourself at a local spa. You can also find places to get a massage, acupuncture and more! Enjoying the Greater Bangor Region could not be easier! From dogsledding adventures to a leisurely, educational stroll through the Orono Bog Boardwalk, Bangor is centrally located and has everything you need to make your visit the best it can be!

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Winter Activities The Greater Bangor Region is perfectly located to accommodate all your Maine winter adventure needs.

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ecause of Maine’s superior climate and spectacular scenic views, we are home to some of the world’s best snowmobiling trails. There are more than a dozen Maine Snowmobile Association-recognized clubs within The Maine Highlands tourism region.

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We have many trailside accommodations in our area, with access to thousands of miles of groomed and maintained trails. For the snowmobiler without a snowmobile, there are many rental locations that are more than willing to help get you on the trail! There is nothing more beautiful than a freshly snow-covered forest in the early morning. Spending time in our woods is one of the best ways to truly experience winter. Crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing provide the peaceful escape that many seek when visiting. There are miles of groomed and ungroomed trails specifically for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing adventurists.

Another unique adventure in the Greater Bangor Region is the opportunity to take sledding to a whole new level, either behind a team of dogs or at Hermon Mountain. There are many formal sled-dog races and opportunities to try out dog-sledding in our area. Hermon Mountain provides a lift to the top of the mountain and over 600 feet of “chutes” for specially-designed tubes - riders can experience the thrill of a lifetime! Hermon Mountain also offers downhill skiing and snowboarding opportunities and lessons, which is the perfect combination of winter activities to excite the whole family!

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Family Adventures

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amilies will have a blast at the Maine Discovery Museum, which is the largest children’s museum north of Boston. Watch your children’s faces light up as they explore interactive exhibits and take part in handson activities. Rotating exhibits invite you to explore the worlds of nature, geography, children’s literature, music, art, science and anatomy. Public libraries in Bangor, Brewer, Orono and Old Town provide plenty of activities for children, like story hour and various craft projects.

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These are usually free events and a schedule can be found on the respective libraries’ websites. Want some good, old-fashioned family fun? The Cole Land Transportation Museum is the place to see antique cars, planes and trains and learn about the transformation of military tanks and helicopters. If sports are more to your liking, take in a baseball game at Mansfield Stadium, a spectacular park built for youth baseball by famous author and Bangor native Stephen King.

Sports lovers can also visit the home of the UMaine Black Bears on the University of Maine’s Orono campus. While you’re there, stop and visit the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, a fascinating place to learn about the stars and our galaxy. Don’t forget that you can take your adventures outdoors! Rent a canoe or kayak and drop it into one of our many lakes and ponds, take a stroll along the Orono Bog Boardwalk, or ride bikes through the Bangor City Forest. Experience the agricultural side of life with a visit to the farms at the University of Maine. Other local farms also welcome visitors, especially on Open Farm Day when people can visit, meet the animals, sample food like goat’s milk and venison and learn how a farm works. The Greater Bangor Region is dotted with parks that both children and adults can enjoy – many have swings, slides and jungle gyms that will engage the kids for an afternoon. The Bangor State Fair, an annual event held in late July/early August, is one of the region’s greatest traditions where kids will love the carnival rides, snacking on corndogs and cotton candy, all while checking out the fascinating agricultural events that make the fair a truly cultural tradition and great family fun.

Winter Activities • Family Adventures

Maine is an amazing place for people of all ages - and there’s lots to do that everyone can enjoy together!

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Bangor Partnership

The heart of Bangor features a lively mix of shops, pubs, restaurants, walking trails and waterfront views all year long!

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Downtown

Here you will find everything from historic buildings to modern museums; professional theatre to artists’ studios; free concerts to large festivals and so much more! Downtown is a “foodie” destination where pubs and ethnic restaurants rub shoulders with the finest of dining. And shopping is an enjoyable and relaxing experience full of antiques, art, books, clothes, crafts, comics, collectables, hardware, home décor, jewelry, kayaks, Maine-made products, musical instruments, specialty foods, toys, wine and much, much more! For more information on dining, shopping, parking, things to do and more visit:

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Education From public to private, pre-K to doctoral degrees, there is an educational opportunity awaiting you in the Greater Bangor Region!

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he Greater Bangor Region is home to many of the state’s premier educational institutions. There are seven higher education learning facilities in the area, including the flagship campus of the University of Maine to a variety of career prep-schools and state of the art high schools. If you are interested in learning more about the region’s educational opportunities or specific contact information, please visit our website’s education section at VisitBangorMaine.com.

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From antiques to boutiques, the Greater Bangor Region has many unique shopping experiences available. Whether you’re looking for a perfect souvenir, like a sparkling piece of Maine tourmaline or even a lobster-themed cookbook, you’re bound to find that special something.

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tart Downtown, where Bangor’s historic district invites visitors to enjoy a wide variety of shops, from high-end clothiers to unique one-of-a-kind gift shops. Downtown

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Then head over to the Bangor Mall area, between Hogan Road and Stillwater Avenue, where you can shop ‘til you drop! This area is home to many of the larger national chain stores, as well as some smaller locallyowned shops. Be sure to visit one of the gift shops in the area to pick up your bag of the Original Bangor Brownie. According to baking folklore, the very first brownie was baked right here in Bangor, Maine! In the early 1900s a Bangor housewife was baking a chocolate cake and it fell. Instead of disposing of the cake, the frugal baker cut the collapsed cake into squares and served it to her guests.

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Town of Hermon

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Day Trips and Excursions Bangor can surely keep you busy, but the locals here will tell you that there’s plenty more to see and do nearby – beautiful towns, spectacular scenery and lots of fun. With its convenient central location, let Bangor be your jumping off point for exciting adventures! For more day trip ideas and sample itineraries, please visit the Web site at VisitBangorMaine.com

The Maine Highlands – Bangor, Katahdin and Moosehead Lake

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ocated at the very heart of the state, The Maine Highlands encompasses six distinct regions: Moosehead Lake, Katahdin, Lincoln Lakes, Sebasticook Valley, Southern Piscataquis Valley and Greater Bangor. The region boasts the longest river, tallest mountain, largest freshwater lake, and the Grand Canyon of Maine, making it a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

Moosehead Lake

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You’ll long remember the haunting cry of a loon or the sight of a lumbering moose after visiting Moosehead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Maine. While anglers wrestle with landlocked salmon, trout and bass, birders marvel at majestic eagles and plentiful winged species. No matter what

they’re doing, visitors enjoy panoramic scenic vistas. For those a bit more daring mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling, and ATV adventures await. Greenville hosts a number of annual festivals: Moose Mania in the spring, the International Seaplane Fly-In in the fall and Snowfest in the winter, a celebration featuring a 100-mile sled dog race. You won’t want to miss the popular ice fishing tournament with NASCAR driver Ricky Craven. While you’re in town, check out the quaint shops, cozy bed and breakfasts and local familyoperated restaurants.

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Civil War Highlight

Joshua Chamberlain Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce; 207-723-4443, KatahdinMaine.com

The Katahdin region offers a fantastic family experience for wildlife and wilderness enthusiasts. At the northern end of the Appalachian Trail sits Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest point at 5,267 feet and the queen of Baxter State Park. The park alone covers more than 200,000 acres of mountains, lakes, streams and forests, offering great opportunities for canoeists and kayakers. Wildlife observers get the chance to see deer, moose, and black bears – come prepared. When you visit baxterstateparkauthority.com, you’ll learn that no pets are allowed in the park and Leave No Trace principles apply. Just south, Millinocket and the nearby communities of East Millinocket and Medway greet all kinds of visitors. Cross-country skiers and snowmobilers enjoy hundreds of miles of groomed trails. Rafters tackle extraordinary white water, like the Class-5 Cribworks on the

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west branch of the Penobscot River. Climbers, hikers and other adventurers flock to the breathtaking area to enjoy nature unspoiled.

Lincoln Lake Region Lincoln Lakes Chamber of Commerce; 207-794-8065, LincolnMEChamber.org

A visit to the Greater Lincoln area is a hunter’s dream. Starting in the spring and continuing through the winter, an abundance of wildlife and waterfowl populates the area. Beautiful woodlands and 14 lakes make Lincoln the largest New England town in total square acreage and a lovely place to visit. Ever growing and always looking forward, Lincoln still maintains a certain, unmistakable down-home charm. As locals like to say, “All roads lead to Lincoln.”

highly respected and decorated Union officer, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain started out as a college professor in Brunswick,Maine.Chamberlain, born in Brewer, Maine as Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain in 1828, decided to volunteer during the American Civil War to fight with the Union Army. Even though he did not have any formal military training, Chamberlain quickly rose to the rank of brigadier general, leading the 20th Maine Regiment, which lead to him being awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions of defense of Little Round Top in the Battle of Gettysburg. Chamberlain moved back to his home state of Maine after the war ended. In 1866, he served as the Governor of Maine with a record setting win for most votes and highest percentage for any Maine governor by that time, breaking that record in another election in 1868. He returned to Bowdoin College and was appointed president of the college in 1871. When in the area be sure to stop into the Thomas A. Hill House – run by the Bangor Museum and Center for History, this museum is home to important Civil War artifacts, including a sword of Joshua Chamberlain’s, several letters written by Union soldiers, Joshua Chamberlain and Hannibal Hamlin.

Day Trip Ideas

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Blending Maine’s Outdoor and Wilderness Traditions with Flight for the Ultimate Backcountry Experience

Located at the Old Town Municipal Airport www.flyccas.com www.carteraeroworks.com

Sebasticook Valley Region Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce; 207-368-4698, ourchamber.org

As the gateway to The Maine Highlands, the Sebasticook Valley is the ideal destination for all types of water sports, fishing and boating. That’s because every town in the valley lays claim to a major body of water. The region also boasts a rich sense of Maine history, embodied in historic buildings such as the Stetson Meeting House and the Levi Stewart Library in Corinna. From the quintessential New England town of St. Albans to Exeter, a town that professes to have more cows than people, the pastoral beauty of the Sebasticook Valley will charm and delight you with one picturepostcard scene after another.

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The Piscataquis River Valley promises a slower pace, allowing time for relaxation and reconnection that is reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting. Better yet, there’s time for visitors to enjoy outdoor recreation, local festivals, and cultural offerings away from the rush of everyday life. Known as a place where you can visit the shore without going to the coast, Southern Piscataquis County

swims with the kind of year-round fishing action anglers dream about, and visitors with a sharp eye are likely to spot moose, deer, and smaller game. Gulf Hagas, also known as the Grand Canyon of Maine, is a spectacular narrow gorge filled with pools, waterfalls, cliffs and sheer rock faces that calls to eager hikers.

Greater Bangor Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau; 800-91-MOOSE, VisitBangorMaine.com

The Maine Highlands wouldn’t be complete without the Greater Bangor region, which encompasses 21 communities from Bradley in the east to Carmel in the west and Hudson in the north to Winterport in the south. Bangor, the third largest city in Maine, sits at the hub and serves as a great location to use as home base to all your excursions and day trips.

Aroostook County

The crown of Maine, Aroostook County, is home to thousands of miles of recreational trails, events like the Maine Potato Blossom Festival and features endless opportunities for exploration! Unspoiled by light pollution, Northern Maine the best spot to view the dark night skies and if you visit at the right time, you may even be able to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Space exploration is at your fingertips in Aroostook, drive through a solar system model arranged from Houlton to Topsfield. Experience “The Last Frontier of the East” on your next trip to Maine!

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Mid-Maine Coast

Refreshing sea breezes, magnificent views, flea markets, antique shops and galleries, boat shows and jazz festivals, succulent lobster and chilled wine will help welcome you to the amazing Mid-Maine coast.

Belfast and Searsport

Flea markets and antique shops abound in these charming oceanfront towns. Spend an afternoon exploring the historic buildings at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport or head to Belfast for the Belfast Historical Museum and shopping at the fine boutiques in historic downtown. For an evening treat, reserve your seat at the old railroad terminal playhouse for a performance. The Belfast area is an hour drive from Bangor.

Camden, Rockland, and Rockport The salt is always in the air in these bustling towns. From boat shows, jazz, and lobster festivals to skiing and toboggan championships,

For more day trip ideas and sample itineraries, please visit the Web site at VisitBangorMaine.com

you’re sure to find something going on. Take a walk to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse at the end of a 4,346-foot stone path on Penobscot Bay, or visit Camden Hills State Park. Camden, Rockland and Rockport are full of art galleries like the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center and also extraordinary shops and restaurants. You’ll be glad you took this scenic excursion from Bangor. The Rockland area is about two hours from Bangor.

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“Discover my beloved Campobello Island!” In New Brunswick, Canada

•Choose from 5 Scenic Flights of the Area •See up to 12 Lighthouses! •Sunset & Custom Flights Available •A Maine Vacation Tradition for Generations

The Best Way To SeeThe Island

Route 3 at the Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton 207-667-6527 • www.scenicflightsofacadia.com

Down East & Acadia Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Only an hour from Bangor, this stunning seaside region is a worldwide tourist destination. Bar Harbor’s history as home to the rich and famous from the late 1800s to the early 1900s and its proximity to Acadia National Park make the small town a huge draw for visitors and locals alike. Drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, listen to the roar of the ocean at Thunder Hole, and gaze in amazement at dangling Bubble Rock. Don’t miss your chance to hike, bike, or even ride horseback along the park’s 57 miles of carriage trails. While you’re in town, take advantage of whale watching, sailing, kayaking, swimming, lobstering and more. Or stroll through town to enjoy shopping and dining at many of the area’s excellent stores and restaurants.

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Explore the summer home and nature preserve that Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family so loved. • 34-room cottage filled with family mementos • Visitor Center: exhibits, film • 2800-acre nature park: picnic, hike, drive • Stunning seascapes; observation decks • Conference Center Program available • Free Admission Daily 9–5 EDT, May 26–Oct 8

Daily! “Tea with Eleanor” Limited seating, FREE.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park Great day trip—“The #1 site to see east of Bar Harbor.” ~Maine: An Explorer’s Guide

877.851.6663 • Across the bridge from Lubec, Maine • www.fdr.net 7349_RCIP_BCVBTGad.indd 1 Bucksport, Prospect and Verona Island

Ellsworth

Walk along the revitalized waterfront of Bucksport or - if you want a simply awesome view of Penobscot Bay and beyond - try the observation deck on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Grab an ice cream or peruse the gift shops before exploring the dark tunnels of historic Fort Knox. It’s well worth the short, half-hour trip from Bangor.

Museums, historic buildings, treelined streets and the unique Grand Theatre make Ellsworth the place to visit and stay awhile. Major highways intersect in the heart of the city and connect it to places along the coast and interior locations in Maine. The Ellsworth area is about 45 minutes from Bangor.

Dotted with blueberry fields and surrounded by rugged coastlines, these towns are authentically enchanting and among the most picturesque in Maine. In Castine, take a tour of a Maine Maritime Academy ship docked in the harbor. In Blue Hill, visit the famous and rare reversing falls, where the tide feeds into a narrow channel.

Castine and Blue Hill

12/8/11 12:19:09 PM Both towns offer sea kayaking tours, interesting shops and restaurants. The Castine and Blue Hill area is one hour from Bangor.

Eastport and Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Prepare for a day trip like no other! Remember your passport and head to Eastport to enjoy a leisurely ferry ride to Campobello Island. Walk in the steps of the Roosevelts and experience the rustic beauty of the land and sea they treasured and enjoyed. This is a unique 2,800acre park administered by both the Canadian and U.S. governments. On your way back through Eastport, be sure to take in the miles of beautiful cobble beaches, tidal covers, rivers, streams and inland lakes, which lends itself to be truly one of the last unspoiled stretches of Maine coast.

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Our Heritage

Regional Attractions

Civil War Highlight

See the event calendar on the following page or go to VisitBangorMaine.com for exact dates. Devil’s Half Acre Tour

Tommyknockers and More Bus Tour

The world’s only literary tour focused solely on Stephen King’s Bangor. Come explore the sights and sounds that inspired many of the authors novels. Step-on guide services are available, offering four public tours a year; advanced reservations are required - provided by the Greater

Mount Hope Cemetery Tours Mount Hope Cemetery, consecrated in 1836, is the second oldest garden cemetery in the United States. Many of Maine’s statesmen, military and civic leaders are entombed in style in Mount Hope Cemetery, which is also the final resting place of some of the infamous characters whose colorful legends still survive. Follow a costumed guide through a landscape consciously designed for the living, as well as the dead.

Working together to make a difference. People’s United Bank is proud to Support the Bangor Community. We’ve been serving New England since 1842, and we’re proud to be committed to our customers and the communities where we live and work.

peoples.com | 207-942-4800

Hannibal Hamlin

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annibal Hamlin was the first Republican Vice President of the United States, serving under President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. Born in Paris, Maine he attended Hebron Academy and tried a variety of jobs throughout the years until he moved to Hampden, Maine to practice law. Hamlin’s political career began in 1836 with a term in the Maine House of Representatives. He later served two terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1843 to 1847, in 1848 he was elected to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate and served a full term in 1851. In 1861, Hamlin became Vice President under Abraham Lincoln. After years of public service, Hamlin retired to his estate on Fifth Street on the west side of Bangor. It was on the fourth of July that Hamlin was playing cards at the Tarratine Club, a gentleman’s club located in downtown Bangor, when he died on the couch. He was buried at the family plot in Mount Hope Cemetery with honors.

REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS

Despite Maine’s 1851 Prohibitory Law, saloons and drinking establishments thrived in Bangor. This area of vice and violence came to be known as the Devil’s Half-acre. On this short walking tour we will explore the wicked side. Sharing the stories of Madams, prostitutes, wild Irishmen, lumberman, sailors and the beleaguered police and reformers that tried to clean up the town, this tour includes adult content.

Bangor CVB - VisitBangorMaine.com for ticketing information.

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These are just a sample of the events happening in the Greater Bangor Region!

G e h r t e a n i t e r s t B n a e ngor v E

Find the exact dates and details at VisitBangorMaine.com

January

Annual Maine wedding Association bridal Show

Eastern Maine Cheerleading Competition

April

Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

Home & Better Living show Anah Shrine Circus Woodsmen’s Day

Bangor Garden Show

Robinson Ballet Spring Show

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February

Bangor Camping and RV show

Brewer Waterfront Winterfest Eastern Maine Basketball Tournament

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Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour

Bangor Boating & Marine Show Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show

Maine Maple Sunday

Horse Drawn Sled Rides

May

Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour Memorial Day Parade Children’s Day at Leonard’s Mills

June

Cool Sounds Concerts & Outdoor Market Free Outdoor Movies West Market Festival

Northern Writes New Play Festival

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July

September August

Mount Hope Cemetery Tours Devil’s Half Acre Tour

Cool Sounds Concerts & Outdoor Market Free Outdoor Movies

Tommyknockers & More Bus Tours

Summer at Leonard’s Mill

United Maine Craftsmen Arts & Crafts Show Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour Bangor State Fair

Devil’s Half Acre Tour

Mount Hope Cemetery Tours Tommyknockers & More Bus Tour

WLBZ 2 Sidewalk Art Festival Senior League World Series

Lumbering in the Maine Woods KahBang Music & Art Festival American Folk Festival

October November

Mount Hope Cemetery Tours Ghostly Bangor Tour Living History Days

Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour Tommyknocker & More Bus Tour

Bangor Symphony Orchestra Season Opens Fright at the Fort

United Maine Craftsmen Show Veterans Day Parade

Annual Christmas Craft Show

Devil’s Half Acre Tour Labor Day Road Race

Annual Bluegrass Festival

Penobscot County Conservation Club Gun Show Tommyknockers & More Bus Tour

Bangor Car Show: Wheels on The Waterfront BangPop! Comic & Pop Culture Convention

Penobscot Theatre Company Season Opens

Statewide Open Lighthouse Day

December

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4th of July Parade

Bangor State Fair

Mount Hope Cemetery Tours

Festival of Lights Parade

Bangor Downtown Countdown Holiday Productions at Penobscot Theatre Company The Nutcracker

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Planning Your Visit All area codes are 207.

Border Crossings

Information Centers Bangor International Airport

287 Godfrey Boulevard, Bangor 992-4600 www.visitbangormaine.com or www.flybangor.com

Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau p.o. box 1637, Bangor 947-5205 • 800-91-MOOSE www.visitbangormaine.com

Places of Worship Please visit our website for a listing of places to worship in the Greater Bangor Region. VisitBangorMaine.com

Hampden North

I-95 North, Hampden 862-6628

Seat Belts

Hampden South

I-95 South, Hampden 862-6638

Maine Tourism Information 888-624-6345 www.visitmaine.com www.mainetourism.com

To keep our drivers and passengers safe, Maine requires seat belts for all ages – with special rules for children.

Smoking

Because we care about our children, Bangor was the first city in the U.S. to ban smoking in vehicles carrying passengers under the age of 18. Most public places, including all restaurants and bars, are also smoke free.

Population Bangor: 35,473 (2010 Census) Maine: 1,328,361

New passport regulations that were effective in June 2009 now require visitors crossing the U.S./Canadian border by land to have either a valid passport card or regular passport. If traveling by air or sea, visitors must possess a valid passport – the passport card is not valid for this type of travel. Please refer to the U.S. Passport Services Bureau for more information on border crossing policies: 1-877-4USAPPT or online at travel.state.gov.

Alcohol

You should know that…

• Legal drinking age in Maine is 21; Identification is required • Hours of legal service are 6 am to 1 am

• Maine has a strict OUI policy that makes it a crime to operate a motor vehicle if your blood alcohol level is 0.08 or higher

Taxes

Sales tax: 5% Lodging and dining tax: 7%

Average High/Low Temperatures ˚F

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July

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August

78˚/ 57˚

September

69˚/ 48˚

October

57˚/ 38˚

November December

44˚/ 29˚

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Airport Bangor International Airport 287 Godfrey Boulevard www.flybangor.com 207-992-4600 | 866-FLY-BANGOR

Bus Service BAT Community Connector 481 Maine Avenue, 992-4670 bangormaine.gov/cs_publictransit.php

Concord Coach Lines

945-4000 | 1-800-639-3317

Cyr Bus Line 827-2335 | 800-244-2335 www.cyrbustours.com

Bangor-Bar Harbor Shuttle

For travel and road conditions, call 511 or 866-282-7578

Car Rental Companies in the Area Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National

Taxi Service

AAA Yellow Cab 945-6441 A Cab 991-8335 Ace Taxi 249-9090 A-1 Taxi 945-9555 Airport/River City Taxi 947-8294 B&J’s Taxicab 745-0940 Brad’s Cab 941-9695 Dick’s Taxi 942-6403 Penobscot Taxi Service 947-4894 Town Taxi 945-5671

479-5911

Watch for Moose

Greyhound Bus Lines

They are very large and hard-to-see wildlife. They can usually be seen by the roads in early morning or around dusk. Deer also regularly visit Maine’s roads.

942-1700 | 1-800-894-3355

Vermont Transit 1-800-894-3355

West’s Coastal Connection 1-800-596-2823

Follow Monty’s adventures at www.FlyBangor.com.

“Fly to BGR and land closer to all Maine has to offer. Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Down East & Acadia Region, Mid-Coast and Northern Maine are all within easy reach. Plus, BGR is a “user-friendly” airport, with convenient services. Let BGR welcome you to Maine. Visit us at FlyBangor.com.”

Planning Your Visit

The BAT provides scheduled transportation throughout Bangor, Old Town, Veazie, Orono, and Hampden. The bus makes regular stops at the airport and in Pickering Square in downtown Bangor.

Travel and Driving Information

Bangor International Airport

Our Heritage

For more detailed information on planning your stay, visit us at VisitBangorMaine.com or give us a call at 800-91-MOOSE (800-916-6673).

Monty, the Maine Moose BGR Mascot

Ride and relax in comfort! ▲ Daily Service to Northern Maine | Bangor to Fort Kent ▲ Charter Services Motorcoach and School Bus ▲ Customized Tour Packages to Eastern United States

and Canada

1-800-244-2335 cyrbustours.com VisitBangorMaine.com

Please keep aware!

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Dining & Nightlife The Greater Bangor Region has a wide variety of cuisine, from family restaurants to exotic foods spanning the globe – there’s a place for every taste. Whatever your craving, whatever your budget, Bangor has the food that will satisfy you and keep you coming back for more!

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top in one of the many local sandwich shops, ethnic restaurants, or a sidewalk café for a gourmet coffee, bagel, wrap, or delicious pastry made from scratch. Fine dining is also at your fingertips with many locally owned, unique restaurants that will satisfy the appetite of any foodie. You can’t leave town without trying some of Maine’s famous seafood, and there are plenty of places where you can get the taste of real Maine lobster or even have some shipped to your house. If you are looking for a chance to sample some local Maine microbrews or beers from around the world, there are Baked fresh daily

microbreweries and friendly Irish pubs ready to quench your thirst. If nightlife is what you are after, than Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway is the place to be. Offering All menu items prepared on premises

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Come visit our tasting room Sample our wines and ales

“A tr ue Taste of Maine” May - December

Tu esd ay throu gh Satu r d ay 11am to 5pm 2 7 9 Sou th Main St. Winter por t, M aine 207. 223. 4500 www. winter por twiner y. com

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OPEN daily 11 to 11

Bangor Mall Boulevard next to the Bangor Cinema. Exit 186 Off I-95.

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Dining & Nightlife

harness racing, off-track betting and 1,000 of your favorite slot machines, as well as the opportunity to dine like a star and hear live music on the weekends, Hollywood Slots is a can’t miss entertainment experience. Don’t miss the many opportunities to catch a play, see a movie, hit the dance floor or just relax on the deck of a pub overlooking the Penobscot River. Whatever kind of nightlife you are looking for, you can find it in the Greater Bangor Region.

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33 Central St., Bangor – Exit 182A 75 6am - 6pm M-Th B Ethnic 947-1654 • 800-947-1654 6am - 5:30pm Fri L www.bagelcentralbangor.com 6am - 2pm Sun See ad page 34 Closed Sat

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20 Broad St., Bangor – Exit 182A 50 4pm - 1am D* Lounge/ 992-2820 • thecharlesinn@aol.com Bar www.thecharlesinn.com * Select apps & spirits See ad page 18

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Black Bear Café

4 Godfrey Dr., Orono – Exit 193 20 5 - 8pm D Amer. • • • • 4- 866-7120 • blackbearhotel@yahoo.com Mon-Sat on 275 www.blackbearinnorono.com site See ad page 41 only

Epic Buffet 1,000

Hollywood Slots Hotel and Raceway 250 7 Days B Buffet • • • 2- Slot • 500 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A Varied Hours L 50 Machines; 877-779-7771 D Live ent. www.hollywoodslots.com 9pm Fri See ad inside front cover & Sat

Godfrey’s Grille

Four Points by Sheraton 308 Godfrey Blvd., Bangor – Exit 184 85 7 Days B Amer. • • • • • • • 5- 947-6721 • sales@fourpointsbangor.com Varied Hours L 50 130 www.fourpointsbangorairport.com D See ad page 41

Hilton Garden Inn

250 Haskell Rd., Bangor – Exit 187 50 7 Days B Amer. • • • • ** • 4- Live Jazz • 262-0099 • kathleen.whitty@hilton.com Varied Hours D 40 300 Thurs. www.bangorhiltongardeninn.com 6:30** Bus tours welcome with advance notice 8:30pm See ad page 13

Lucerne Inn Rt. 1A, Lucerne-in-Maine, Dedham – Exit 182A 150 7 Days 843-5123 • 800-980-9222 Varied Hours www. lucerneinn.com • info@lucerneinn.com See ad page 9

Oriental Jade

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178 Bangor Mall Blvd., Bangor – Exit 186 338 7 Days L Chinese • • • • • • • 2- 11am - 11pm D & Asian & 80 150 947-6969 • info@orientaljade.com www.orientaljade.com Del. See ad page 35


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Pairings at Winterport Winery

279 South Main St., Winterport – Exit 174 70 By Reservation B Fine/ • • • • 3- 223-0990 or Appointment L Wine 70 www.pairingsinmaine.com D & Ale See ad page 35

Pete and Larry’s Lounge and Grill

Holiday Inn 65 7 Days 404 Odlin Rd., Bangor – Exit 182B Varied Hours 947-0101 • 800-914-0101 www.holidayinn.com/bangorme jwilliams@midmaine.com See ad page 40

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26 Front St., Bangor – Exit 185 301 947-8009 • info@seadogbrewing.com www.seadogbrewing.com See ad page 35

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Sea Dog Brewing Company

Sound Stage Lounge

11:30am - 1am Year round

Hollywood Slots Hotel and Raceway 62 7 Days Lounge/ • • • Fri/Sat • 500 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A Varied Hours Bar 62 See 877-779-7771 website www.hollywoodslots.com See ad inside front cover

Credit Cards accepted at all above establishments.

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Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center

50 Some 119 Eden Street (Rte 3), Bar Harbor – Exit 182A 153 • Seasonal • BGR * 288-8279 • www.barharbormainehotel.com • joanne@barharborinn.com ID 11 * To Downtown Bar Harbor OD BH See ad page 46

37 Zions Hill Rd., Dexter – Exit 157 924-3130 • www.brewsterinn.com • innkeeper@brewsterinn.com ** $5 fee 100 yards away; therapeutic massage and spa only 20 mins away See ad page 35

9 Some Full • ** 33 Small Call • 1 bkfst fee

20 Broad St., Bangor – Exit 182A 992-2820 • www.thecharlesinn.com • thecharlesinn@aol.com *** Designated pet rooms with fee See ad page 18

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Black Bear Inn Conference Center and Suites

4 Godfrey Dr., Orono – Exit 193 866-7120 • www.blackbearinnorono.com • blackbearhotel@yahoo.com See ad page 41

Brewster Inn

The Charles Inn

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Country Inn at the Mall

936 Stillwater Ave., Bangor – Exit 187 94 941-0200 • 800-244-3961 www.countryinnatthemall.net • office@countryinnatthemall.net See ad page 43

Courtyard by Marriott

236 Sylvan Rd., Bangor – Exit 187 262-0070 • 800-321-2211 www.courtyard.com/bgrcy • mary.m.brooks@marriott.com

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570 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 942-1234 • www.firesideinnbangor.com • info@firesideinnbangor.com See ad page 41

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Bangor Airport • 308 Godfrey Blvd., Bangor – Exit 184 111 • 947-6721 • www.fourpointsbangorairport.com • sales@fourpointsbangor.com 1 ID See ad page 41

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Holiday Inn – Bangor

404 Odlin Rd., Bangor – Exit 182B 208 • 947-0101 • 800-914-0101 I www.holidayinn.com/bangorme • hibangor@midmaine.com * Gold’s Gym onsite See ad page 40

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Hollywood Slots Hotel and Raceway

500 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 877-779-7771 • www.hollywoodslots.com • johnna.pellon@pngaming.com ** Complimentary airport shuttle 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. See ad inside front cover

Lucerne Inn

Orland House B&B

10 Narramissic Dr., Orland – Exit 174 469-1144 • www.orlandhousebb.com See ad page 19

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Ramada Acadia Park Hotel in Ellsworth

33 215 High Street, Route 1 and 3, Ellsworth – Exit 182A 103 • Some • • BGR *** • 288-8279 • www.ramada.com • joanne@barharborinn.com ID 8 *** To Downtown Bar Harbor BH See ad page 46

University Inn

5 College Ave., Orono – Exit 191 866-4921 • www.universityinnorono.com • universityinn@roadrunner.com See ad page 19

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155 Littlefield Ave, Bangor – Exit 180 862-3737 • www.whitehouseinnbangor.com • whitehouseinnbgr@aol.com See ad page 41

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Whitehouse Inn (Best Western)

University of Maine Conference Services Chadbourne Hall, Orono – Exit 191 **** 581-4092 • www.umaine.edu/conferences • cds@umit.maine.edu **** 15 traditional undergraduate residence halls of varying sizes. Conference housing is available only in the summer in a limited number of buildings. 86 suites in two buildings with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen, full bath. Service animals only. See ad page 43

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Gold’s Gym tness center 404 Odlin Road, Bangor Maine 04401 207.947.0101

Pete & Larry’s Grill & Lounge

Indoor heated pool & Jacuzzi

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208 rooms with all amenities

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Bangor Region White House Inn Exit 180 off I-95

Ask about our Theme Rooms. 207-862-3737 155 Littlefield Ave. Bangor, Maine 04401 Free Hot Deluxe Continental Breakfast Pets Welcome - Business Center Exercise Facility Whirlpool Tub - Free Wi-Fi Seasonal Outdoor Heated Pool

www.whitehouseinnbangor.com

Bangor Exit 182A off I-95 to Exit 3B off of I-395 Next to Hollywood Casino. 207-942-1234 570 Main Street Bangor, Maine 04401 Fireplace Rooms • Pets Welcome Geaghan’s Restaurant Pub & Brewery Across from Bangor Auditorium Microwave and Fridge in Every Room

www.firesideinnbangor.com

Black Bear Inn

Conference Center & Suites Exit 193 off I-95 Minutes to UMaine Campus. 207-866-7120 4 Godfrey Drive Orono, Maine 04473 Free Continental Breakfast Free Wi-Fi Pets Welcome Full Service Conference Center 100% Non-Smoking Property Café

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Convention Services Greater Bangor Looks Forward to Meeting You!

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he Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau is your “onestop shop” for event planning in northeast Maine. GBCVB’s membership network offers the most complete and comprehensive range of resources that will assure your peace of mind and the success of your event or meeting. We represent top-notch accommodations, event spaces, conference and support services, as well as the attrac-

tions that make the Greater Bangor Region an engaging destination. Let’s get together–whether you’re expecting six to 6,200 guests, we can show you a diversity of venues and help you determine which suits your needs the best.

We’ll do the legwork for you – let us know what accommodations you need and we’ll send out requests for proposals to our accommodation partners. We will then compile the results and assist you in choosing the perfect match for your event or meeting. As your region-wide concierge, the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you book entertainment, caterers, prepare meeting materials, stage your presentations and ship anything you need – in short, all the details that will make your event run smoothly! Call us at 1-800-91-MOOSE or email Info@VisitBangorMaine.com today and make your meeting in the Greater Bangor Region a memorable one.

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Destination Wedding Planning a Maine Wedding? Let us provide the support and service for all your wedding planning needs!

We can help you find shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception venues, local area vendors, and accommodations for you and your out-of-town guests. The GBCVB also can provide you with planning information and visitor information. We can help make your wedding stand out and be remembered! We can assist with gathering room blocks – one phone call to us can get you proposals with rates and availability from our member properties. Looking for area activities for your guests or even to incorporate into your wedding – we can help coordinate group activities or create sample itineraries for your guests.

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You’re in a great place all year for conferences and meetings! Conference Services Division Chadbourne Hall University of Maine, Orono 207.581.4092

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Professional Maine Event Planners Paradis & Foster Events, LLC is a talented design team committed to turning ordinary into extraordinary. Whether an authentic Maine Lobster Bake, an exclusive romantic wedding, a corporate or collegiate event, a private party, we will work with you to create a memorable event for you and your guests.

Paula Paradis 207.852.0872 paula@paradisfoster.com

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Black Bear Inn Conference Center and Suites 4 Godfrey Dr., Orono – Exit 193 866-7120 • 866-7433 www.blackbearinnorono.com • blackbearhotel@yahoo.com See ad page 41

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The Charles Inn

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20 Broad St., Bangor – Exit 182A 992-2820 • thecharlesinn@aol.com • www.thecharlesinn.com See ad page 18

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500 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 3 325 2300 325 140 200 • 877-779-7771 • steven.beaulieu@pngaming.com 27 www.hollywoodslots.com See ad inside front cover

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Rt. 1A, Lucerne-in-Maine, Dedham – Exit 182A 5 200 140 200 • 843-5123 • 800-980-9222 • info@lucerneinn.com 10 www.lucerneinn.com See ad page 9

Fireside Inn & Suites

Four Points by Sheraton

Bangor Airport • 308 Godfrey Blvd., Bangor – Exit 184 947-6721 • sales@fourpointsbangor.com www.fourpointsbangorairport.com See ad page 41

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn – Bangor

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Morgan Hill Event Center

82 Morgan Hill Lane, Hermon – Exit 180 3 550 9000 550/ 400/ 400/ • 125/ 90/ 90/ 60848-7100 • info@morganhilleventcenter.com www.morganhilleventcenter.com 40 40 40 70

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178 Bangor Mall Blvd., Bangor – Exit 186 2 150 1000/ 150 100 100 • 947-6969 • info@orientaljade.com • www.orientaljade.com 600 See ad page 35

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Oriental Jade

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business 1 College Circle, Bangor – Exit 185

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

459 Rt. 774 Campobello Island, NB, Canada E5E 1A4 3 60* 60* • • 114 ** 506-752-2922 • 877-851-6663 • info@fdr.net • www.fdr.net * Two locations ** 23 Guest Rooms only available to meeting participants See ad page 24

Sea Dog Brewing Company

26 Front Street, Bangor – Exit 182A 947-8009 • info@seadogbrewing.com • www.seadogbrewing.com See ad page 35

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University Inn

5 College Ave., Orono – Exit 191 1 40 Add. outdoor 866-4921 • universityinn@roadrunner.com www.universityinnorono.com space See ad page 19 300

University of Maine Museum of Art

40 Harlow St., Bangor – Exit 182A 651-3350 • kj@umit.maine.edu • www.umma.umaine.edu See ad page 10

Winterport Winery & Penobscot Bay Brewery

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Bass Park Complex Bangor Auditorium & Civic Center

100 Dutton St., Bangor – Exit 182A 947-5555 • Box Office 207-990-4444 www.bangorciviccenter.com 27-Hole Golf Course is adjacent Outdoor exhibit space, concerts, sporting events, conventions, tradeshows and conferences

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University of Maine Conference Services

Chadbourne Hall, Orono – Exit 191 119 10,000 1000- 350- 10- 380 • • 581-4092 • cds@umit.maine.edu * 24,000 1435 230 Wells 10www.umaine.edu/conferences ** 100+ Conference center, concerts, sporting events, sports arena, theatre auditoriums, classrooms, lecture halls, computer clusters, videoconferencing, campus-wide WiFi * Alfond Stadium ** Collins Center for the Arts See ad page 43

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Atlantic Oceanside The Atlantic Oceanside sits on 13 serene acres at the foothills of Acadia National Park, and offers incredible views of Maine’s scenic coast. Event and conference center A vareity of banquet services n Spacious rooms with ocean views n Indoor and outdoor saltwalter pools n

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215 High Street n Ellsworth, Maine 207-669-6344 n www.EllsworthRamada.com

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Membership Directory

Accommodations

For a more current listing of members please see visitbangormaine.com

Brewster Inn

The Charles Inn

37 Zions Hill Rd, Dexter, ME 04930 207-924-3130 www.brewsterinn.com

20 Broad Street, Bangor, ME 04401 207-992-2820 www.thecharlesinn.com

Bangor areas most historic Bed and Breakfast. Home of State Governor and Senator Ralph Owen Brewster. 9 guest rooms range from expansive to cozy. Each offers distinct personality. Large LCDTV’s, HD, DVD, IPhone docks, some have fireplaces, king beds, whirlpools. All have bathrooms. Wi-Fi throughout. Amazing gardens. Free breakfast.

Holiday Inn-Bangor

Bangor’s first art gallery hotel within walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants and museums. Impeccable accommodations include free breakfast, parking and WIFI. Media room with guest computer, DVD player, movies and games. Meeting space and catering available. Home to the Big Easy Lounge, downtown Bangor’s newest jazz bar.

Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway

404 Odlin Road, Bangor, ME 04401 207-947-0101 www.holidayinn.com/bangorme

500 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401 877-779-7771 • www.hollywoodslots.com

The Holiday Inn-Bangor is the area’s largest hotel & fitness complex, featuring Gold’s Gym. Our relaunched brand encourages all corporate and leisure guests to “Stay You” while enjoying top service and all comforts of home within one full-service, non-smoking hotel property.

Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway offers 1,000 of the hottest slot machines, live entertainment Friday & Saturday nights at The Sound Stage Lounge, deluxe accommodations in our 152 room hotel, delicious buffet restaurant with something for every taste, and coming in 2012 – table games!

800-336-2463 www.barharbormainehotel.com

Brewster Inn

207-924-3130

Best Western White House Inn

Black Bear Inn Conference Center & Suites Charles Inn, The Comfort Inn

Country Inn at the Mall Courtyard by Marriott

800-Western

www.whitehouseinnbangor.com

207-992-2820

www.thecharlesinn.com

207-866-2170

800-228-5150

www.blackbearinnorono.com

www.brewsterinn.com

www.comfortinn.com/hotel-bangor-maine-ME401

800-244-3961 www.countryinnatthemall.net 207-262-0070

www.marriott.com/bgrcy

Days Inn

800-329-7466

www.thedaysinn.com/bangor06298

Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport

800-368-7764

www.fourpointsbangorairport.com

Holiday Inn – Bangor

800-914-0101

www.holidayinnbangor.com

207-843-5123

www.lucerneinn.com

Fairfield Inn

Fireside Inn & Suites Hampton Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway Loon Hollow Lucerne Inn

Milford Motel on the River

207-990-0001 www.marriott.com

207-942-1234 www.firesideinnbangor.com

207-990-4400 www.bangorhamptoninn.com 207-262-0099 207-974-3481

207-825-3128

800-282-3330

Motel 6

800-4-Motel6

Point Lookout

207-789-2000

Old Winterport Commercial House B & B Orland House Bed & Breakfast Ramada Inn

Riverside Inn

University Inn

VisitBangorMaine.com

207-223-5854 207-469-1144

www.bangor.hgi.com

www.hollywoodslots.com www.loonhollow.com

Membership Directory

Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center

www.milfordmotelontheriver.com www.motel6.com

www.antiquesandreusables.com www.orlandhousebb.com

www.visitpointlookout.com

800-445-7787 www.bangorramada.com 207-973-4100

www.riversidebangor.org

207-866-4921 www.universityinnorono.com

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Attractions Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company

Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway

570 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401 207-945-3730 www.geaghanspub.com

500 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401 877-779-7771 www.hollywoodslots.com

Since 1975 the Geaghan family has owned and operated Geaghan’s Pub - Bangor’s oldest, continuous, family owned Irish Pub. Building on that success, Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company was opened in December of 2011 as a local, family owned Microbrewery serving the community of Bangor, Maine.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

459 Rt. 774, Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada E5E 1A4 877-851-6663 • www.fdr.net Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family treasured their summers on their “beloved Campobello Island.” Visitors today experience the same rustic beauty; their magnificent 34-room “cottage” and 2800-acre nature preserve. A great day trip! “The # 1 site to see east of Bar Harbor”– An Explorer’s Guide to Maine.

Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway offers 1,000 of the hottest slot machines, live entertainment Friday & Saturday nights at The Sound Stage Lounge, deluxe accommodations in our 152 room hotel, delicious buffet restaurant with something for every taste, and coming in 2012 – table games!

Scenic Flights of Acadia

Route 3 at the Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton 207-667-6527 www.scenicflightsofacadia.com Scenic Flights of Acadia will show you sights only viewed from above. Gain a unique perspective of Bar Harbor, Coastal Lighthouses, Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, and much more. Choose from our five popular flights,or customize your own, starting at $46 per person.Reservations are not required,with the exception of sunset and ‘off-season’ flights.

American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront 207-992-2630

www.americanfolkfestival.com

Bangor Museum and Center for History

207-942-1900

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

800-639-3221 www.bangorsymphony.com

Bangor Public Library Bangor Raceway

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company Blackbeard’s USA

Carter Aero Works

Cole Land Transportation Museum Downeast Windjammer Cruises

Downtown Bangor

Friends of Fort Knox

Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway KahBang – Music, Art & Film Maine Discovery Museum

207-947-8336 877-779-7771

www.bangormuseum.org www.bpl.lib.me.us

www.hollywoodslots.com

888-WHALES-4 www.barharborwhales.com 207-945-0233

www.blackbeardsusa.com

207-288-4585

www.downeastwindjammer.com

207-827-8387

207-990-3600

www.carteraeroworks.com www.colemuseum.org

207-945-4400 www.downtownbangor.com

207-469-6553 www.fortknox.maineguide.com 207-974-3481

www.hollywoodslots.com

207-404-0896 www.kahbang.com 207-262-7200

www.mainediscoverymuseum.org

Maine Forest & Logging Muesum at Leonard’s Mills 207-974-6278 www.leonardsmills.com New England Outdoor Center

207-723-5438

www.neoc.com

Penobscot Theatre

207-942-3333

www.penobscottheatre.org

New Hermon Mountain North Country Rivers River City Cinema

Roosevelt Campobello International Park Scenic Flights of Acadia UMaine Museum of Art Waterfront Concerts

White Mountain Attractions

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Winterport Winery

207-848-5192

www.skihermonmountain.com

800-348-8871 www.northcountryrivers.com 207-942-0306

877-851-6663 207-667-6527 207-561-3350

207-783-2009

www.rivercitycinema.com www.fdr.net

www.scenicflightsofacadia.com www.umma.umaine.edu

www.waterfrontconcerts.com

800-346-3687 www.visitwhitemountains.com 207-223-4500

www.winterportwinery.com

207-947-5205 | 800-91-MOOSE


Bangor Fast Fact

Be sure to slow down and enjoy the outdoors while you’re in the Bangor area. There are dozens of parks complete with shaded gazebos for those hot days, water fountains, pools & playgrounds just waiting for you!

Caterers & Event Spaces

Spectacular Event Center & Catering

The Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau

395 Griffin Rd., Bangor, ME 04401 207-941-8700 www.spectaculareventcenter.com

800-91-MOOSE • 207-947-5205 www.VisitBangorMaine.com

A special event and catering facility accommodating 25-400 guests with 12,000 square feet with multiple ballroom event spaces. Offering three individual rooms with flexible style seating formats. We provide in house audio visual equipment along with a full kitchen to fulfill all your meeting needs. Convenient to airport and hotels.

The Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau offers complementary planning services for the Greater Bangor Region. Let us be your one-stop-shop for all your planning needs!

Bass Park

207-947-5555

Paradis & Foster Events, LLC

888-604-6764 www.paradisfoster.com

Jeff’s Catering

Morgan Hill Event Center

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business Spectacular Event Center

UMaine Conference Services Division

Convention Support Services

207-989-1811

207-848-7100

207-973-1052

207-941-8700

207-581-4095

www.jeffscatering.com

www.morganhilleventcenter.com

www.husson.edu

www.spectaculareventcenter.com

www.ume.maine.edu/ced/conference/services.html

The Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau

Headlight Audio Visual, Inc.

74 Evergreen Drive, Portland, ME 04103 207-775-1671 www.headlightav.com Maine’s full service A/V company. We offer a full array of equipment along with trained technicians. Available 24/7/365 to support your event. No job too big or too small… Call today for competitive pricing.

www.basspark.com

800-91-MOOSE • 207-947-5205 www.VisitBangorMaine.com Contact the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau for all your convention, meeting or event needs. Our planning services are complimentary and we offer addons like registration, welcome bags, tour planning and other valuable amenities to make your event a successful one!

Awards, Signage & Trophies

800-249-1137

Gossamer Press

800-696-3949 www.gossamerpress.com

Bronson Audio Visual & Event Services, Inc. First Light Shows LLC

Headlight Audio Visual, Inc.

MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc. Transcontinental Printing UPS Store

W.S. Emerson

VisitBangorMaine.com

866-745-9800 207-214-9874 207-775-1671

207-640-3350

www.awardsaregreat.com www.bronsonav.com

www.firstlightshows.com

www.headlightaudiovisual.com www.101bookseries.com

506-856-6094 www.transcontinentalprinting.com 207-947-9999

800-789-6120

www.theupsstorelocal.com/3296

www.wsemersononline.com

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Education

Eastern Maine Community College

Husson University 1 College Circle, Bangor, ME 04401 207-941-7171 www.husson.edu

354 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401 207-974-4600 • www.emcc.edu

Eastern Maine Community College is a small, twoyear college specializing in technical, career and transfer education. EMCC’s prepares students for professional employment as well as offering a complete college experience that considers the needs of all of our students: campus housing, intercollegiate athletics and a variety of clubs, organizations and activities.

Bangor Theological Seminary

Eastern Maine Community College Husson University

Media

Bangor Daily News

800-287-6781

www.bts.edu

800-432-7964

www.bangordailynews.com

207-974-4600 www.emcc.edu

800-448-7766 www.husson.edu

Bangor Metro

207-941-1300

www.bangormetro.com

MPBN - Maine Public Broadcasting Network

800-884-1717

www.mpbn.net

Maine Ahead Mainebiz

Real Maine Weddings The Maine Edge WVII TV

Non-profit

207-941-1300

www.maineahead.com

207-761-8379 www.mainebiz.biz 207-941-1300

207-942-2901

207-945-6457

www.realmaineweddings.com www.themaineedge.com www.wvii.com

Downtown Bangor

City of Hermon

www.downtownbangor.com

333 Billings Rd., Hermon, ME 04402 207-947-8595 www.hermon.net

Downtown Bangor Partnership promotes and markets activities that enhance the distinctive identity of downtown which encourages retention and growth of commercial, residential, and cultural life within the downtown district. Downtown is an arts, dining, shopping and nightlife destination. See our complete business directory at www.downtownbangor.com.

Hermon really does have it all! Whether you’re looking for a business location with convenience to I-95 and low taxes, or the perfect home in a community with quality schools and small town values, you’ll be pleased by what you find in Hermon.

Action Committee of 50

207-947-3535

Bangor, City of

207-945-4400 www.bangormaine.gov

Bangor Parks & Recreation Department Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Brewer, City of

Hermon, City of

Downtown Bangor Partnership

Eastern Maine Development Corporation Healthcare Charities

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The Center for Family Business serves family business owners with spaces that allow for a variety of different seminars, meetings and workshops. We wish to not only meet your meeting needs, but to exceed your expectations. Our event coordinator has experience in meeting and event planning and looks forward to working with you to help make your event a success.

Old Town, City of

207-992-4490

www.bangorparksandrec.com

207-989-7500

www.brewerme.org

207-942-6389

www.emdc.org

207-947-0307

207-947-8595

www.bangorregion.com

www.hermon.net

207-945-4400 www.downtownbangor.com 207-973-5055 207-827-3965

www.healthcarecharities.org www.old-town.org

207-947-5205 | 800-91-MOOSE


Other

ERA Dawson Bradford Co.

Bangor Fast Fact

REALTORS

417 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401 50 Main Street, Orono, ME 04473 207-947-6788 • www.ERADawson.com

Family owned and operated for nearly 40 years, ERA Dawson is a full service real estate company whose brokers provide exceptional service to and representation for sellers & buyers of residential, commercial, and vacation properties. Call us or visit our website to learn more about today’s market, find a broker, or search for your ideal property.

The Thomas Hill Standpipe is the “crown” of the Queen city – one of Bangor’s most visible landmarks. Built in 1897 to regulate water pressure, it is a national historic landmark, still being used today.

Bangor Savings Bank

877-Bangor1

ERA Dawson Bradford Co.

800-649-4178 www.eradawson.com

Better Homes and Gardens Realtors Coca Cola

Getchell Brothers Inc.

Loiselle, Goodwin & Hinds Peoples United Bank Quirk Auto Park

Travel Media Distributors Verizon Wireless

Windswept Gardens

207-942-6711

207-942-5546 207-989-7335

207-990-4585 207-942-4800 207-299-1600 570-287-1299

www.bangor.com www.tcreal.com www.ccnne.com

www.getchellbros.com www.lghcpa.com

www.peoples.com

www.quirkauto.com

www.travelerdiscountguide.com

800-922-0204 www.verizonwireless.com

800-974-9898 www.windsweptgardens.com

Restaurants Oriental Jade Restaurant

Bangor Fast Fact

555 Stillwater Ave., Bangor, ME 04401 207-947-6969 www.orientaljade.com Featuring authentic Asian cuisine, Oriental Jade is one of the most popular eateries in all of Eastern and Central Maine. Great food, exotic beverages, fun atmosphere, and friendly service all combine at this Bangor hot-spot. For more information please call Oriental Jade at (207) 947-6969 or visit our website at www.orientaljade.com.

Bagel Central

207-947-1654

Coach House Restaurant

207-989-4101

Barnaby’s (Ramada Inn) City Park Grille

According to folklore, five gigantic storks delivered Paul Bunyan to his parents here in Bangor, Maine. Celebrating his greatness, Bangor is home to the largest Paul Bunyan statue in the world. www.bagelcentralbangor.com

800-445-7787 www.bangorramada.com 207-827-3030

Dunkin Donuts

www.dunkindonuts.com

Fiddlehead Restaurant

www.thefiddleheadrestaurant.com

Dysart’s

Epic Buffet at Hollywood Slots Frank’s Bake Shop

Geaghan’s Restaurant & Pub Giacomo’s

VisitBangorMaine.com

207-942-4878 207-974-3481 207-942-3336 888-561-5611

207-945-3730

www.dysarts.com

www.hollywoodslots.com www.franksbakery.com www.geaghanspub.com

207-947-3702 www.giacomosbangor.com

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Restaurants

Godfrey’s Grill (Four Points Hotel by Sheraton)

207-947-6721

www.fourpointsbangorairport.com

Ground Round Restaurant

207-942-5621

www.groundround.com

Governor’s Restaurant – Old Town Governor’s Restaurant – Bangor

207-827-7630

207-947-3113

www.governorsrestaurant.com

McLaughlin’s at the Marina

207-990-1111 www.McLaughlinSeafood.com

Oriental Jade Restaurant

207-947-6969

Montes International Catering & Gourmet Café Nicky’s Cruisin’ Diner Paddy Murphy’s

Pairings at Winterport Winery Pete and Larry’s (Holiday Inn) Sea Dog Brewing Co. Texas Roadhouse

Thistles Restaurant

Retail

207-945-3990 207-942-3430

www.montesinternational.com www.nickysdiner.com

www.orientaljade.com

207-945-6800 www.paddymurphyspub.com 207-223-0990

800-914-0101 207-947-8004 207-262-6122

207-945-5480

Bangor Mall

www.pairingsinmaine.com

www.holidayinnbangor.com www.seadogbrewing.com

www.texasroadhouse.com

www.thistlesrestaurant.com

Bangor Fast Fact

24 Bangor Mall Blvd. 207-947-7333 • www.bangormall.com Bangor Mall is a regional, enclosed, one level shopping mall. The mall is anchored by Macy’s, JC Penny, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sears. There are over 80 stores including Pizzeria Uno, Bugaboo Creek, Hannaford Supermarket and Bank of America which are located on the Bangor Mall Blvd.

Along with the Bangor Brownie (pg. 19), other inventions credited to Bangorians are the pencil sharpener, cow-catcher (left) and chewing gum.

Bangor Mall

207-947-7333

www.bangormall.com

207-667-3213

www.therockandartshop.com

Blue Heron

Metropolitan Soul Rock & Art Shop

Transportation

207-992-2115 207-992-4147

www.blueheronbangor.com www.metsoul.com

Allegiant Air

702-505-8888 www.allegiantair.com

Concord Coach Lines

800-639-3317 www.concordcoachlines.com

American Cruise Lines

Bangor International Airport

Cyr Bus Line/Cyr Northstar Tours

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www.governorsrestaurant.com

800-460-4518 www.americancruiselines.com

866-fly-bangor www.flybangor.com

800-244-2335 www.cyrbustours.com

Photography: p1: Cascade Park - Bangor International Airport/Risteen Masters • pp2-3: Bangor - Butch Moor, Maine Aerial Photography; Hannibal Hamlin - Paul Hilchey-Chandler; Bangor Symphony - BSO; Flag boat - Bangor International Airport/Risteen Masters • pp4-5: Schooners - Paul Hilchey-Chandler; Katahdin summit - Kimberly Merrifield • pp6-7: Paul Bunyan - Erica Whitten; Encampment, Horse-drawn sled - Leonard’s Mills; Thomas A. Hill House - Bangor Historical Society; Apples at Leonard’s Mills - Jessica Donahue • p8: Baking beans - Leonard’s Mills • pp10-11: David Whitehill - BSO; Pipers Paul Hilchey-Chandler; Tommy at the Gracie Theatre - Larry Ayotte/Husson University; Forever Plaid - Penobscot Theatre Company; River City Cinema - Jorge González • pp12-13: Orono Bog Walk - Roger Merchant; Canoe - Lloyd Hall • pp14-15: Snowmobile - North Country Rivers; Snowboarder, winter walkers, dogsled - Roger Merchant; Cole Land Transportation Museum - Larry Ayotte • p17: Husson University Bell Tower - Larry Ayotte; Classroom - Husson University • pp18-19: Bottles - Sarah Marble; Downtown Bangor - Bangor Center Corporation • pp20-21: Seaplane Fly-In - Roger Merchant; ATVs - North Country Rivers; Mt. Katahdin with raft - North Country Rivers • pp22-23: Waterfall - North Country Rivers; Hikers - Roger Merchant; Saturn - Richard Rand; Lobster float - Michael Whitman; Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse - Jason Sewall; Toboggan - Camden Snow Bowl • p29: Mt. Hope Cemetery - Roger Merchant • pp30-31: Cheerleading competition, Veterans Day Parade, Bangor Downtown Countdown - Bangor Daily News; Brewer Winterfest ice sculpture, Thomas Hill Standpipe tour - Roger Merchant; State Fair, Garden Show, Folk Festival - Paul Hilchey-Chandler; Cool Sounds Concert - Jennifer Murphy; Carshow - Annie Collins; Dana Lippitt - Bangor Museum and Center for History • pp32: Airport - Bob DeLong; Church - Celeste Cota; Monty - Bangor International Airport/ Risteen Masters; Moose sign - New England Outdoor Center • pp34-35: Table with wine - Sarah Marble; Entertainer, slots - Hollywood Slots; Chef David - The Maine Edge, Mike Fern • pp42-43: Convention - GBCVB; Tables and fireplace, conference room, outdoor seating - Morgan Hill Event Center; Tables with gown Sarah Marble • p49: Beth Pancoe Municipal Aquatic Center - Monty Rand • p51: Standpipe - Roger Merchant Maps: Theresa Ayotte, Jill Fiore, Richard Merrill


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6,000 Seat Arena 45,000 sq ft of convention and meeting space 18 Meeting Rooms Capacity for 270 Trade Show Booths Banquet Capacity for 1,200+ people Complete in-house Food and Beverage Service Video Conferencing and Wireless Internet Capability Parking for more than 3,000 vehicles

For booking information contact Lisa Bragg:

207-947-5555

or

lisa.bragg@bangormaine.gov


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