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VISIT GREATER

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Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau

330 Harlow Street, Bangor ME 04401 • 207-947-5205 • 800-91-MOOSE info@VisitBangorMaine.com • VisitBangorMaine.com Executive Director: Kerrie Tripp Membership and Convention Sales Coordinator: Annie Cambridge Events and Communications Coordinator: Hannah Young Committee: Risteen Bahr, Lilian Lo, Christine Parker, Tom Palmer, Lisa Sturgeon Design: Sage Solutions Cover Photo: Memorymaker Photography

BANGOR, THE QUEEN CITY OF MAINE, IS LOCATED ON THE WESTERN BANK OF THE MIGHTY PENOBSCOT RIVER. THE PROXIMITY OF THE RIVER MADE BANGOR THE “LUMBER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD” FOR MUCH OF THE 19TH CENTURY.

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CONT EN T S

Planning Your Visit............ 4

Our Heritage............ 6

Culture & Arts............ 8

Outdoor Recreation.......... 12

Family Adventures.......... 18

Sports.......... 24

Day Trips & Excursions.......... 26

Claims to Fame.......... 31

Maps/Itinerary/Events.......... 32 Festivals ......... 34

Guided Tours.......... 38

Towns in the Region.......... 40

Shopping.......... 42 Education.......... 44

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angor 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 is 90 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Maine’s historic Mid-Coast

town of Camden, and Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. Many more small, quaint and historic towns, such as Greenville situated along Moosehead Lake, are

Dining & Nightlife.......... 48

Accommodations.......... 54

Convention Services.......... 58

Destination Weddings.......... 62

just a day trip away and make Bangor the perfect starting point for the area’s recreational, cultural and relaxation opportunities. 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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PLANNING

Bangor International Airport “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

Monty, the Maine Moose BGR Mascot

TAXES

POPULATION

ALL AREA CODES ARE 207

ages, with special rules for children.

Bangor: 32,817 Maine: 1,329,192 (2012 Census Est.)

DISTRACTED DRIVING Texting and driving is illegal in Maine; with a minimum $250 fine.

Sales tax: 5.5% Lodging and dining tax: 8%

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.

PLACES OF WORSHIP Please visit our website for a listing of places to worship in the Greater Bangor Region. www.VisitBangorMaine.com

RELOCATION

ALCOHOL

For all your relocating needs, please give the Greater Bangor CVB a call or contact the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce at 947-0307 or www.BangorRegion.com.

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.

SEAT BELTS To keep our drivers and passengers safe, Maine requires seat belts for all

AVERAGE HIGH/LOW TEMPERATURES ˚F

JANUARY FEBRUARY

27˚/ 8˚

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30˚/ 11˚

MARCH

40˚/ 22˚

APRIL

52˚/ 33˚

MAY

65˚/ 43˚

JUNE

74˚/ 53˚

JULY

79˚/ 58˚

AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER

78˚/ 57˚

69˚/ 48˚

57˚/ 38˚

44˚/ 29˚

33˚/ 14˚


BORDER CROSSINGS 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 www. travel.state.gov.

TRAVEL AND DRIVING INFORMATION For travel and road conditions, call 511 or 866-282-7578.

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

CAR RENTAL COMPANIES Alamo, Avis, Budget, Darling’s, Downeast Toyota Rental, Enterprise, Hertz, and National

BUS SERVICE Community Connector 481 Maine Avenue, 992-4670 www.bangormaine.gov 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. Concord Coach Lines 945-4000 | 800-639-3317 www.concordcoachlines.com Cyr Bus Line 827-2335 | 800-244-2335 www.cyrbustours.com Greyhound Bus Lines 945-3000 www.greyhound.com

PLANNING/TRANSPORTATION MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

INFORMATION CENTERS Bangor International Airport 287 Godfrey Boulevard, Bangor 992-4600 www.visitbangormaine.com or www.flybangor.com Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau 330 Harlow Street, Bangor 947-5205 • 800-91-MOOSE www.visitbangormaine.com Hampden North I-95 North, Hampden 862-6628 Hampden South I-95 South, Hampden 862-6638 Maine Tourism Information 888-624-6345 www.visitmaine.com www.mainetourism.com

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

TRANSPORTATION BANGOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

207-992-4600 • www.flybangor.com Bangor International Airport brings you close to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mt. Katahdin, and popular Maine attractions. Rental cars available on site. BGR is convenient, friendly, and easy to use. BGR is served by Allegiant, Delta, Us Airways/American, and United (seasonally) through major hubs with connections to the world. See ad back cover Concord Coach Lines 800-639-3317 • www.concordcoachlines.com Cyr Bus Line/Cyr Northstar Tours 800-244-2335 • www.cyrbustours.com Darling’s Auto Group www.darlings.com Downeast Toyota Rental 866-613-8737 • www.downeasttoyota.com/Rental-Car

WATCH FOR MOOSE AND DEER They are very large and hard-to-see wildlife. They can usually be seen by the roads in early morning or around dusk. PLEASE KEEP ALERT! VisitBangorMaine.com

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HERITAGE

Main Street c. 1925

Leonard’s Mills Maine Forest and Logging Museum 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. There is a waterpowered sawmill, blacksmith shop, log cabin, shingle mill, and many more lumbering related treasures on site. There are also several self-guided hiking and nature trails. You will find our calendar of events listed at www.LeonardsMills.com.

Living History Days at Leonard’s Mill

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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 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. 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 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


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owned ships. In 1860 alone, Bangor’s waterfront saw 3,300 lumbering ships pass by its docks. The river not only raised Maine’s lumber trade to the top of the global economy, but also bricks, leather, and ice, which was cut and stored in winter then shipped to Brady Gang Boston, China, the West Indies, and South America. history, complete with big-time gangsters One event changed the face of (the FBI’s Most Wanted: Al Brady and Bangor forever. On April 30, 1911 a fire his gang) and federal agents. Thinking started in a hay shed and quickly spread that Maine was a perfect hiding place to to the surrounding downtown buildings. avoid the authorities, Brady and his gang It blazed through the night into the next came to Bangor to purchase weapons. day. When the damage was tallied, over 55 However, their stories of purchasing acres had been destroyed. Bangor had lost semi-automatic pistols and Tommy guns its High School, Post Office and Custom for hunting didn’t sit with the Maine House, Public Library, Norumbega Hall, merchants, who called in the authorities. telephone and telegraph companies, What followed was the most banks, two fire stations, nearly 100 infamous scene in Bangor’s history, with businesses, six churches, a a shoot-out between federal agents and synagogue, and 285 private gang members, not ending until the Brady residences. gang members were either dead or in The community rebuilt handcuffs. Central Street today features a itself, and in the process memorial marker of the community that became a showplace for a foiled the FBI’s most wanted. diverse range of architectural Though the frenzy of the lumbering styles, including the Mansard industry has shifted to more western style, Beaux Arts, Greek, states, Bangor maintains its position and Colonial Revival. The as the cultural and economic center of historic Bangor House served northern, central, and eastern Maine. as one of the nation’s great Sporting events, cultural activities, palace hotels, and hosted luminaries Bangor is a city rich with fascinating history. including Jack Visit historical and architecturally significant Benny, John Philip Sousa, Gene Autry, areas to see how Bangor has evolved. For more Rudy Vallee, Bette Davis, and Duke information, visit our website’s historic districts Ellington. section at www.VisitBangorMaine.com. Just as every city’s history must contain its dark side, so, too, education, recreation, and shopping does Bangor. In 1937, downtown draw visitors from across Maine and Bangor was the scene of the beyond to the Bangor that has developed bloodiest shoot-out in Maine out of its vibrant history. VisitBangorMaine.com

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Stream and remained there until the late 1950s when construction of the Penobscot 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 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 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 board-feet of lumber a year, mostly using Bangor-built and Bangor-


CULTURE & ARTS

Gracie Theatre at Husson University Located on the campus of Husson University, The Gracie is a 500-seat theater, providing arts and cultural programming for the campus and greater Bangor area. The Gracie also serves as a learning platform students studying digital audio, live sound and sound mixing, and more. There are many exciting shows lined up each season. For a complete schedule of dates and details, visit www.gracietheatre.com.

Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

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.

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The Who’s Tommy musical production

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here’s music and dance. The Greater Bangor region is home to both large entertainment venues and several more intimate spots. From live streaming of The Metropolitan Opera, to National Broadway Tours, and award-winning artists, musicians, and performers, you are sure to find something to suit your desire at one of our local venues. See what’s on stage at the Collins Center for the Arts, The Gracie Theatre, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Cross Insurance Center, or Penobscot Theatre Company, to name a few. If the live sound of a symphony orchestra is what you crave, take in a performance by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO). As one of the oldest symphonies in the country, the BSO 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 Summer Concert Series in downtown Bangor, the energetic sounds of the Bangor Band, or one of the many music concerts and festivals on the Bangor Waterfront during the summer, such as the American Folk Festival (AFF). Held during the last weekend of August, the AFF 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. You also won’t want to miss the wide variety and food and craft vendors during this weekend event. Bangor’s waterfront is also home to the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, which is an open air amphitheater located in a 58-acre public park on the banks of the historic Penobscot River in the heart of the downtown district. Waterfront Pavilion has hosted such artists as: Jason Aldean, Bob Dylan, Sting, Kenny Chesney, Phish, Luke Bryan, ZZ Top, Stone Temple Pilots, Toby Keith, Ray LaMontagne, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Ke$ha, Lil Wayne, Motley Crüe and many more.


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CULTURE & ARTS American Folk Festival

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CULTURE & ARTS IN GREATER BANGOR

The newest addition to Bangor’s entertainment scene is the Cross Insurance American Folk Festival Center. From the Harlem Globetrotters www.americanfolkfestival.com to Cirque du Soleil to James Taylor to Bangor Arts Monster Trucks, The Cross Insurance www.bangorarts.org Center has something for everyone. Bangor Band There’s drama. Visit the architecturally www.bangorband.org magnificent and historic Bangor Opera Bangor Museum & History Center House to take in a show by the Penobscot www.bangormuseum.com Theatre Company. The professional Bangor Public Library company creates highly acclaimed www.bpl.lib.me.us productions ranging from side-splitting Bangor Symphony Orchestra comedies and joyous musicals to world www.bangorsymphony.org premiere theatrical work. The Gracie Collins Center for the Arts Theatre at Husson University also features www.collinscenterforthearts.com state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, Cool Sounds Summer Concert Series premium acoustics, and an intimate 500www.downtownbangor.com seat house. You can find a variety of well Cross Insurance Center known musical acts, ballet and dance www.crossinsurancecenter.com performances, comedians, and everything Gracie Theatre in between. Maine’s own live late night www.gracietheatre.com talk show, “The Nite Show With Danny Hudson Museum Cashman” is filmed at The Gracie before www.umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum a live studio audience. The Collins Center Maine Air Museum for the Arts at the University of Maine in www.maineairmuseum.com Orono is another world-class spot to watch Maine Discovery Museum live theater and musical acts. From national www.mainediscoverymuseum.org Broadway tours to shows broadcast live via Penobscot Theatre Company streaming from The Met in New York City www.penobscottheatre.org and London’s National Theatre, the Collins River City Cinema Center for the Arts has a jam-packed www.rivercitycinema.org schedule with events for all ages. Robert E. White Gallery There’s art. Exhibits at the University www.husson.edu of Maine Museum of Art showcase work Robinson Ballet Company by local and world-famous artists. The www.robinsonballet.org museum has four galleries that feature University of Maine Museum of Art a new exhibit every three months. The www.umma.umaine.edu collection has over 3,100 works and Waterfront Concerts features modern art, contemporary art, www.waterfrontconcerts.com 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, Maine’s museum for modern and contemporary including watercolors, oil paintings, Maine’s museum for modern and contemporary Maine’s museum forart. modern and contemporary Dynamic changing art exhibitions in the art. changing art exhibitions in the Maine’s museum for modern and contemporary art. Dynamic Dynamic changing art exhibitions in the pastels, sculptures, acrylics, photographs, heart of Downtown heart of Bangor. art. changing art exhibitions Bangor. in the heartDynamic of Downtown Downtown Bangor. and etchings. The Hudson Museum at the heart of Downtown Bangor. University of Maine in Orono features culturally diverse exhibitions, including Maine Indian culture and art. If you prefer to wear your art, or at least 40 Harlow Street 40 Harlow Street 40 Harlow Street Bangor, MEStreet 04401 Bangor, ME 04401 40 Harlow take it home with you, Bangor is home to Bangor, ME 04401 207.561.3350 207.561.3350 Bangor, ME 04401 207.561.3350 many fine artisans, whose products can www.umma.umaine.edu www.umma.umaine.edu 207.561.3350 www.umma.umaine.edu www.umma.umaine.edu be found at boutique shops in our region, 10 207-947-5205 | 800-91-MOOSE

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including The Rock and Art Shop and Mexicali Blues. There is something special to satisfy any taste at these local shops. You can also find unique products by local artisans at one of the many festivals and fairs throughout the Greater Bangor region.

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There are educational opportunities. The Bangor Public Library, housed in a historic downtown building, is home to more than 450,000 books and other media material. The library is also host to many free events, such as story hour and interactive exhibits. Another stop to make in your quest for knowledge is the Bangor Historical Society’s Thomas A. Hill House and Civil War Museum, featuring artifacts and guided tours. Or if aviation history is more to your liking, visit the Maine Air Museum near the airport. See the first plane to cross the Atlantic, a Dow Field Crash Fire Truck, and other unique artifacts from Maine’s aviation history. If you have kids in town, 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. You could also spend the afternoon at the Cole Land Transportation Museum. This museum features an acre of history with countless stories to accompany the displays. Children can check out full-sized trains, carts, and automobiles used throughout Maine’s history, and see how transportation has evolved over the years. The Cole Land Transportation Museum is free for anyone under the age of 19, and is open seven days a week between May 1st and November 11th.

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


Experience the richness of Bangor’s music, dance, theater, art, film, libraries and museums. Our members offer programming for every age and taste - from classical to cutting edge. Whether you’re a visitor or call the greater Bangor region home, we invite you to discover and enjoy the excitement of Bangor Arts!

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Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town preserves wildlife and habitat, promotes biological diversity, and protects cultural and natural resources special to Maine. Open year round, the 2400-acre Refuge offers a sevenmile network of marked trails for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing; self-guided nature trails, on foot or by canoe; naturalist guided walking and canoe tours for individuals or groups; monthly environmental education programs; and free canoe use (please call ahead for canoes). No admission charge. Plan your visit at www.hirundomaine.org.

Outdoor Recreation 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. PARKS AND TRAILS

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purred by the popularity of the American Folk Festival, Bangor’s waterfront has been 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


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a pleasant place for outdoor gatherings and an amazing backdrop for a wedding. The Bangor City Forest (the Rolland F. Perry City Forest) is home to hundreds of wild animals, including deer, moose, bears, turkeys, beavers, birds, 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 may find yourself admiring a doe and her fawns or marveling at the vibrant autumn colors of changing leaves. The nearby Orono Bog Boardwalk adds an educational slant to a delightful walk. The University of Maine in Orono also features an educational garden. The Lyle E. Littlefield Garden is filled with plants and trees of many kinds and is a teaching garden for the school’s horticulture students. Take a leisurely stroll and learn the names of the beautiful plants around you. Windswept Gardens is another haven for plant-lovers. Located on Broadway in Bangor, take a stroll through the two-acre display gardens, complete

Orono Bog Boardwalk

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with croquet court and pagoda pavilion. If you’re looking for a little adventure, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town is a great trip. You can enjoy a self guided canoe or walking trail. Canoe’s are available free of charge on site! Scour the Greater Bangor area in search for hidden geocaches and travel bugs using your GPS device or smartphone. There are 185 caches within a five-mile radius of Bangor and more than 800 within a 25-mile radius of Bangor.

a wide variety of instructional programs. Looking for more adrenaline pumping action? Don’t miss the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, held each year on third weekend of April. This race is one of the largest paddling events in the country and is the largest in New England, covering 16.56 miles. Try your skills and participate or be a “vulture” and watch as many try to conquer the rapids. Thrill seekers can go whitewater rafting on the Dead River or take a plane ride with Scenic Flights of Acadia.

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Can’t wait to hit the links in the spring? The region has some of the best golfing available. Visit Bangor Municipal Golf Course for a game or two while you’re in town. In addition to the 27-hole golf course, there is also a grass tee driving range, two practice greens, a shortgame practice facility, a fully stocked pro shop, and a staff of PGA professionals that offer

Are you a bird watcher? A good place to take a bird or nature walk is the Fields 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 called the West Penjajawoc


Bangor Municipal Golf Course

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Camping in Acadia National Park

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Moose tours in the Maine Highlands Region

Grasslands. This area features a beautiful green field with mowed paths that are easy to traverse, 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. If you’re hoping to see a moose during your visit, consider hiring a registered guide or join a moose safari. These moose experts know just where and when to take their guests to spot moose. The Maine Guide Service offers moose tours year round, and within the entire Maine Highlands Region—a great day trip if you’ve got the time! While you’re in the Maine outdoors, you are bound to spot some other native wildlife and beautiful views, too.

WINTER FUN The Greater Bangor area is a four-season play land. Because of Maine’s superior climate and spectacular scenic views, Snowmobiling Maine’s Interconnecting Trail System

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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. 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. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing provide the peaceful escape that many seek when visiting. There are miles of groomed and ungroomed trails specifically for crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing. 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 dogsledding 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! Looking to take to the ice? Whether in an arena or on a frozen pond, or manmade rink, the Greater Bangor Region has plenty of indoor and outdoor ice skating opportunities.

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Maine Discovery Museum

Cole Land Transportation Museum Opened in 1990, the Cole Land Transportation Museum’s exhibits offer a wide-range of historic Maine modes of transportation. From snow rollers, to snowplows, to horse-drawn sleighs/wagons, to vintage automobiles, the Museum caters to everyone’s interest. Other displays include two blacksmith shops, harness shop, farm equipment, fire trucks, and even a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, and train station!

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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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Adventures in Brewer. Offering inflatable fun, as well as a mechanical bull, bungee trampolines, and plenty of space to run! 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, and learn how a farm works. Or take a step back in time at the nearby Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mills. Learn how early residents of our region lived by experiencing Living

History Days. The Greater Bangor Region is dotted with parks that both children and adults can enjoy, and 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 and food, all while checking out the fascinating agricultural events that make the fair a truly cultural tradition and great family fun.

Inflatable family fun for Sun-Fri: 10-7pm Sat-10-8pm

Hurricane Simulator, 95’ Obstacle Course, Cannonball Blaster, Gyrosphere, Mechanical Bull, Sports Complex, Jungle Adventure, Adventu Pirate Ship, Airborne Adventure, Wrecking Ball, Arcade, drinks, food, everyone! SLIDES, SO MUCH MORE!

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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. Rainy day? Expend some energy at Playland

Open May 1st - November 11th 7 Days a Week 9am - 5pm As one of Bangor’s greatest tourist attractions, the Cole Land Transportation Museum allows an up close view of the State of Maine’s transportation history. If it moved over land in the last two centuries, it is probably represented here— from roller skates to a mighty diesel locomotive.

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL CHILDREN 18 & UNDER! 405 Perry Road Bangor, ME 04401(207) 990-3600 www.colemuseum.org

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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 hands-on 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, such as story hour and various craft projects. 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.


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The American Folk Festival presents many cultural acts, crafts, and foods from around the world on the Bangor Waterfront. Free admission, but a $10 donation is encouraged. Aug. 28-30. AmericanFolkFestival.com

Farmers market is Sundays 11 am to 2 pm. Dozens of farms from across the region. Facebook.com/BangorFarmersMarket

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Kid Central Festival is a free celebration for hundreds of kids and families in Downtown. Face painting, storytelling, hands on art projects, music, and games are just a few of the great activities that kids, 12 and under. KidCentralFest.com

June 20, 12-5pm. Tap into Summer at the Bangor Waterfront. 25+ Maine Breweries, Entertainment & Food Vendors. VisitBangorMaine.com

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Free your imagination and experience the magic of live theatre—always fresh, made just for you! Mainstage shows from September to June and youth programs year round. (207) 942 3333 PenobscotTheatre.org

Every Summer, River City Cinema turns Pickering Square into an al fresco movie theater. Fridays this summer beginning at sundown. RiverCityCinema.org


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Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race Save The Date Every 3rd Weekend in April Welcome spring with one of the largest paddling events in the country—the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. The race was started by Ed “Sonny” Colburn and Lew Gilman in 1967. Starting in the town of Kenduskeag and ending in Bangor, paddlers cover 16.5 miles of flatwater and whitewater ranging from Class I to Class III, with Six Mile Falls being one of the best spots to view the rapids. www.KenduskeagStream CanoeRace.com

Sports A THE GREATER BANGOR REGION IS AN EXTREMELY APPEALING DESTINATION FOR SPORTS OF ALL KINDS.

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rea colleges, including the University of Maine, Husson University, and Eastern Maine Community College, offer exciting sporting events for fans of all ages. Catch an action-packed ice hockey game at UMaine’s Alfond Arena or a baseball or football game at Husson University’s Winkin Sports Complex. In February, Bangor hosts the wildly popular Maine high school basketball tournament and cheering competition. Fans and players from across the state flood the Bangor area with excitement during school vacation week. Looking to host a traditional or nontraditional sporting event? You can do that here, too! Our indoor and outdoor facilities are ideal locations for basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, cheering, lacrosse, and other conventional sports. The surrounding terrain and waterways in and out of Bangor are just right for archery, dogsledding, biking, sailing, canoeing, and much more. The Bangor area is a great fit for sporting events of all sorts and sizes. Along with the university systems,


SPORTS Live Harness Racing at Hollywood Casino

Senior League World Series at Mansfield Stadium

the Bangor area is home to many other recreational facilities. Mansfield Stadium has been the host of the Senior League World Series since 2002. This site is a terrific location for hosting any type of baseball event. A few miles from Mansfield is the Union Street Athletic Complex, which is comprised of three softball fields and also has soccer capabilities. Another terrific facility in Bangor is the Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, which features lives harness racing.

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

Did you know Maine has a sports commission? For more information on how to host your sporting event in the Greater Bangor area or in Maine, please visit our website at www. VisitBangorMaine. com or give us a call at 207-947-5205.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS HAVE BEEN TYPICALLY HOSTED IN THE CITY? The Senior League World Series 2012 Finish Line Fireball Run Adventurally Maine High School Basketball Tournament Maine High School Cheering Tournament Maine High School Softball Tournament McDonald’s Senior All-Star Basketball Games Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race USA Master’s Track & Field Susan G. Komen Walk Paul Bunyan Marathon Harlem Globe Trotters Bangor Car Show Special Olympics of Maine

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Paul Bunyan Local Legend Bangor’s Paul Bunyan Statue is 31' tall, can withstand winds of 110 mph, and is one of the largest statues dedicated to him in the world. Even though Lucette (Paul’s wife) has begun to try to make him eat healthier, poor Paul still weighs in around 3,700 lbs. There is also a time capsule hidden away in his base, which will be opened in 2084. The statue was donated in 1959 on Bangor’s 125th anniversary. Paul was designed by local artist J. Norman Martin and constructed by Messmoor & Damon out of New York. The Paul Bunyan myth was concocted by lumberjacks swapping tall-tales in Maine’s north woods and in the area known as the “Devil’s Half-Acre” in Bangor. The Bangor Museum and History Center hosts a walking tour of our historical red-light district, highlighting the stories of Paul’s friends (lumberjacks), madams, wild Irishman, and the police and reformers that tried to clean up the town. Paul is also friends with famed author and Bangor resident, Stephen King. We aren’t sure if they run in the same social circles but Paul was featured in and brought to life in King’s 1986 novel It. You can find out more about Stephen King’s Bangor and the Paul Bunyan statue by going on a guided tour. Visit www. VisitBangorMaine.com for specific tour information.

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Day Trips & 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!

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 Moosehead Lake Chamber of Commerce 207-695-2702 • www.MooseheadLake.org 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


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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 Mainea 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. The Katahdin Steamship on Moosehead Lake

Katahdin & Baxter State Park Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce 207-723-4443 • www.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 www. baxterstateparkauthority.com, you’ll learn that no pets are allowed in the park and Leave No Trace principles apply. VisitBangorMaine.com 27


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Brownville Junction

Piscataquis River Valley Region 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,

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

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Lincoln Lake Region Lincoln Lakes Chamber of Commerce 207-794-8065 • www.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 populate 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.”

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.

Sebasticook Valley Region

Greater Bangor

Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce 207-368-4698 • www.OurChamber.org As the gateway to The Maine Highlands, the Sebasticook Valley is the ideal destination for all types of water sports. 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 picture-postcard scene after another.

Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-91-MOOSE www.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.

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34-room cottage 2,800-acre nature park Daily Tea with Eleanor, reserve online NEW! The Fireside restaurant Daily 9–5 EDT, May 23–Oct 17 FREE Admission

Scale model of the solar system

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 is one of the best spots 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, as you drive through a solar system model arranged from Topsfield to Presque Isle. Experience “The Last Frontier of the East” on your next trip to Maine!

“The # 1 site to see east of Bar Harbor” —Maine: An Explorer’s Guide

Roosevelt Campobello International Park In New Brunswick, Canada, across the bridge from Lubec, Maine 877-851-6663

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MAINE’S MIDCOAST Refreshing sea breezes, magnificent views, flea markets, art galleries, boat shows, 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 a visit to 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.

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bustling towns. From boat shows, to outdoor festivals, to skiing and toboggan championships, 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, shops, and restaurants. The Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center is well worth a visit. You’ll be glad you took this scenic excursion from Bangor. The Rockland area is about two hours from Bangor.

DOWN EAST & ACADIA Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Only 90 minutes 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. 30 207-947-5205 | 800-91-MOOSE

Ellsworth Museums, historic buildings, the unique Grand Theatre, and variety of shopping opportunities 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 30 minutes from Bangor.

Bucksport, Prospect, and Verona Island 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

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. 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! Grab 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 2,800-acre 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.

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

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CLAIMS TO FAME

Hannibal Hamlin Local Legend Hannibal 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 U.S. 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 4th 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.

Claims to Fame FROM OUR BACKYARD TO THE BIG SCREEN! MOVIES IN MAINE!

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aine has provided to be a visually stunning, backdrop to some of your favorite Hollywood blockbusters. Picturesque Acadia National park was featured in Cider House Rules, and Bangor’s own Mount Hope Cemetery was featured in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary! Other Movies that have scenes filmed in Maine include: Message in a Bottle, Empire Falls, Man Without a Face, Thinner, Shutter Island, Forrest Gump, Snow Falling on Cedars, Carousel, Peyton Place and Sarah, Plain and Tall.

COMMERCE IN MAINE Maine is a beautiful place to live and visit, but did you know it’s a great place to start a business? There are some world famous companies that started right here in Maine, and some still continue to flourish here. LL Bean has become synonymous with winter boots. Their flagship store is still located in Freeport, Maine. You can go visit the store filled with clothing, outdoor gear, and home goods with their an enlarged signature boot outside, or you may see the famous “Bean Boot” cruising down the highway. Just another quirky Maine Company!

Burt’s Bees started out of a pickup truck, and has now become a world famous company with products ranging from their original lip balm, to makeup, and a bevy of personal care products. Tom’s of Maine is another naturally made in Maine product. They provide a large line of personal care products including all natural toothpaste and deodorant. Old Town Canoe is of course, famous for their canoes! Since 1898, Old Town Canoe has been innovaters and craftsmen in the canoe business, and eventually expanded into kayaks as well. They currently supply canoes and kayaks to the US Team.

MAINE FUN FACTS 87% of Mainers report having seen a moose! Maine has 6,000 lakes and ponds and 5,151 rivers and streams – the most of any state Maine’s 5268-foot Mount Katahdin is the northern end of the Appalachian Trail Trees cover 90% of Maine’s land area. Maine raises 98% of the low-bush blueberries in the United States. In 1623, the first road pavement in America was laid in Pemaquid, Maine.

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Events in the Greater Bangor Region J A N U ARY

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THESE ARE JUST A SAMPLE OF THE EVENTS HAPPENING IN THE GREATER BANGOR REGION! Find the exact dates and details at VisitBangorMaine.com. For more information and to purchase tickets to walking tours, please visit BangorMuseum.org.

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Itineraries APRI L

IF YOU HAVE AN HOUR OR TWO... Anytime of year

Maine Maple Sunday

Eastern Maine Cheerleading Competition

Horse Drawn Sled Rides

Annual Maine Wedding Association Bridal Show SnowCon – Gaming Convention

Bangor Camping & RV Show Eastern Maine Basketball Tournament Maine Chef Challenge

Horse Drawn Sled Rides

M AY Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour Memorial Day Parade Children’s Day at Leonard’s Mills Waterfront Concerts Kid Central Festival

S E P TE M B ER Bangor Car Show: Wheels on The Waterfront

Bangor Boating & Marine Show Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show Downtown Art Walk

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JULY

Home & Better Living Show Anah Shrine Circus Woodsmen’s Day Bangor Garden Show Robinson Ballet Spring Show

AUGUST

Cool Sounds Concerts & Outdoor Market

Bangor State Fair

American Folk Festival

Mount Hope Cemetery Tours

Bangor State Fair

Free Outdoor Movies

Devil’s Half Acre Tour

Devil’s Half Acre Tour

Bangor’s Beer Festival– Local brewery tastings

Cool Sounds Concerts & Outdoor Market

Mount Hope Cemetery Tours

West Market Festival

Free Outdoor Movies

Northern Writes New Play Festival

4th of July Parade

WLBZ 2 Sidewalk Art Festival

Waterfront Concerts Downtown Art Walk

O C T OBE R

Mount Hope Cemetery Tours

Mount Hope Cemetery Tours

Devil’s Half Acre Tour

Ghostly Bangor Tour

Labor Day Road Race

Living History Days

Annual Bluegrass Festival Waterfront Concerts

Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour

BangPop! Comic & Pop Culture Convention

Bangor Symphony Orchestra Season Opens

Statewide Open Lighthouse Day

Fright at the Fort

Downtown Art Walk

Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour

Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

Waterfront Concerts

Summer at Leonard’s Mills

Senior League World Series

Tour Downtown Bangor’s unique retail shops and businesses. Meet Abraham Lincoln’s Vice President, Hannibal Hamlin, on the Kenduskeag Promenade between Central and State Streets, or admire the 31-foot statue of legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan, directly in front of the Cross Insurance Center on Main Street. Visit the rotating art exhibits at the University of Maine Museum of Art. Browse through thousands upon thousands of books at the Bangor Public Library. Discover Bangor’s history at the Bangor Museum and History Center. Learn and laugh with your children at Maine’s largest children’s museum, the Maine Discovery Museum.

Try your luck at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway; slot machines, table games, and off-track betting.

Spring, Summer, & Fall Stroll through Cole Land Transportation’s amazing collection of hundreds of antique cars, planes, and all things transportation. Walk the boardwalk through a National Natural Landmark at the Orono Bog Walk, or hike the trails at Bangor City Forest. Discover the site where part of the movie Pet Sematary was filmed in Mount Hope Cemetery, and try to find the legendary gangster Al Brady’s tombstone while you’re there. Grab some real Maine lobster and enjoy a picnic on the scenic Bangor waterfront.

Anytime of year

Waterfront Concerts Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour

Waterfront Concerts

Anytime of year

Veterans Day Parade United Maine Craftsmen Show Annual Christmas Craft Show Downtown Art Walk Maine Harvest Festival

Bangor Downtown Countdown, featuring a Mr & Mrs Paul Bunyan Look Alike Contest Festival of Lights Parade Holiday Productions at Penobscot Theatre Company The Nutcracker Santa’s Workshop

Bangor Car Show

IF YOU HAVE A DAY OR MORE...

Hannibal Hamlin

IF YOU HAVE THREE OR MORE HOURS...

DECEMBER

Play 27 holes of golf in the middle of the Queen city at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course. Experience history through one of the best-preserved fortifications on the New England seacoast at Fort Knox. While you’re there, ascend to one of three observation decks at the tallest bridge observatory in the world, the Penobscot Narrows Observatory. Grab tickets to a waterfront concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion.

Collins Center for the Arts

Lumbering in the Maine Woods

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Spring, Summer, & Fall

Take in a show at any of the local area performing arts venues: Penobscot Theatre, Gracie Theatre, Cross Insurance Center, Collins Center for the Arts, and other local venues. Is there snow on the ground? Than head over to Hermon Mountain for some downhill skiing or tubing with the family. Indulge in some shopping at the Bangor Mall or in Downtown Bangor. Take a trek through Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. You can rent kayaks and canoes in the summer and take in the scenery on your cross-country skis and snowshoes in the winter.

Ride through many of Maine’s trails and forest on an ATV or snowmobile; bring your own or rent. Explore the history of the sea with a visit to many of Maine’s lighthouses. They are beautiful even in the snow! Enjoy annual celebrations and events throughout the region, including the Bangor’s Beer Festival, Central Maine Egg Festival, Moose Mainea, Appalachian Trail’s End Festival, Bangor Car Show, American Folk Festival, and many more!

Spring, Summer, & Fall Gear up for a Class IV ride down the Dead River while whitewater rafting. Backpack up Maine’s highest peak (5,267 feet), Mount Katahdin. Sail the Atlantic on a whale and wildlife watching tour. Get a bird’s eye view of Acadia National Park with a Scenic Flights of Acadia crew.

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FESTIVALS

Festivals THE GREATER BANGOR REGION IS HOME TO SOME FANTASTIC AND WORLD FAMOUS FESTIVALS

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n the first day of every summer on Bangor’s waterfront, you will find Bangor’s Beer Festival: Tap into Summer. This annual festival brings together Maine brewers and beer nerds alike for an afternoon of tasting delicious local brews, discussing new trends in the beer world, eating a local food from a variety of vendors, and listening to local musicians. Are you a beer aficionado? You’ll want to purchase your VIP ticket, which grants you early access to the event, lunch, tastings with a signature glass,

Bangor’s Beer Festival

and time to mingle with the brewers and keynote speaker.

AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL Bangor is also home to many great festivals including the nationally recognized and ranked American Folk Festival. The American Folk festival is a free three-day festival filled with music, dancing, and cuisine from around the world that takes place in late August along the Bangor Waterfront. Thousands of people from across the region come to Bangor each year for the American Folk Festival. Festival goers can experience cultural traditions


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Photo: Kevin Bennett 2014

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Bangor’s Car Show

from across the nation and around the world. Past performances have featured the countries of Vietnam, Puerto Rico, India, Colombia, Peru, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, Egypt, Greece, China, Ghana, Mexico, and many more. Along with food vendors there are also craft vendors to explore. From fiber arts, to woodcarving, to jewelry, to leather goods, to clothing, and so much more.

This is a free festival, but donations are encouraged. Want to volunteer? Each year more than 800 people sign up to volunteer in more than 20 different areas. Find out how you can pitch in at www.americanfolkfestival.com

BANGOR CAR SHOW: WHEELS ON THE WATERFRONT The Bangor waterfront is home to one of

Maine Harvest Festival

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Maine’s largest car shows. Wheels on the Waterfront showcases more than 300 cars in more than 40 different classes including Mustangs, motorcycles, Thunderbirds, Corvettes, and “Best Of” for each decade. Register your vehicle for the show or bring the family for a day of fun!

MAINE HARVEST FESTIVAL The Maine Harvest Festival is held every fall and showcases over 125 vendors offering Maine made products, food, and beverages. Pick up some homemade bread, freshly ground coffee, handmade aprons, and more. The festival demonstrations are a must-see. Local celebrities and amazing chefs pair up to present cooking demonstrations throughout the weekend. Catch presentations on such topics as floral design, aquaculture, food preservation, and the annual pie competition finale. Maine wineries, breweries, and distilleries are on hand for sampling for attendees that are over 21 years old. Taste what Maine vintners, brewers, and distillers have to offer!


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GUIDED TOURS

Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Highlight A highly respected and decorated Union officer, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain started out as a college professor in Brunswick, Maine. Chamberlain, born in Brewer, Maine in 1828, Chamberlain decided to volunteer during the American Civil War to fight with the Union Army. Although he did not have any formal military training, Chamberlain quickly rose to the rank of Brigadier General, leading the 20th Maine Regiment, which led to him being awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in 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 Governor with a record setting win for most votes and highest percentage for any Maine governor by that time, breaking that record yet again 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. Operated by the Bangor Museum and Center for History, this museum is home to important Civil War artifacts, including a sword of Joshua Chamberlain’s, and several letters written by Union soldiers, Joshua Chamberlain and Hannibal Hamlin.

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Guided Tours LACE UP YOUR SHOES, BOARD YOUR BUS, AND GET READY TO BE ENTERTAINED BY THE UNIQUE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF BANGOR!

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here are so many things to see, do, and learn about in Greater Bangor. Guided tours are a great way to experience everything this great city has to offer. The Bangor Historical Society provides several different tours that will take you back in history and show you a new side to this old city.

TOURS INCLUDE: Ghostly Bangor Walking Tour Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour Mount Hope Cemetery Twilight Walking Tour Great Fire Tour Architecture Tour In addition to these guided tours, the Bangor Historical Society also offers resources that will help you explore the city at your own pace. These resources are available at the Bangor Historical


GUIDED TOURS The River Drivers Statue

ARE YOU A MOTORCOACH OR TOUR OPERATOR? Did you know that the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau offers free services to help you plan your tour?

Society, for download on their website, or at the Greater Bangor CVB office.

private narrated tours of Stephen King sites in and around Bangor.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

We offer: Bookings for Group Tour Dining Step On Guide Service Ready to use Itineraries Group Tour Room Blocking Welcome Bags Content Coupon Books with Maps and Special Offers Pre-Screened Group Friendly Accommodations, Activities, and Dining Options

The Bangor Historical Society In the historic Thomas A. Hill House Museum 159 Union Street Bangor, Maine 04401 207-942-1900 info@bangorhistoricalsociety.com www.bangorhistoricalsociety.com

SK Tours of Maine, LLC 25 Thomas Hill Road Bangor, ME 04401 207-947-7193 SK-Tours@msn.com • www.sk-tours.com

Call the Greater Bangor CVB at 1-800-91-MOOSE or e-mail info@visitbangormaine.com for more information.

Mount Hope Cemetary Walking Tour

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f you are in Bangor searching for signs of the “King of Horror,” then SK Tours of Maine, LLC should be on the top of your itinerary. Owner and operator Stu Tinker will take you on a three hour tour of “Stephen King’s Bangor,” stopping along the way at 30 different spots pertaining to Stephen King. You may even recognize some of these spooky haunts as the filming locations for Stephen King movies. SK Tours is the only company offering

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ther walking tours of Bangor are offered by Dawnland Tours. Take your pick of many unique tours of Bangor, led by Certified Interpretive Guides. Tours include Madams & Murder, Love & Lust in the Queen City, Spectral Photography, and more.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dawnland Tours P.O. Box 2423 Bangor, ME 04401 207-404-4113 • info@dawnlandtours.com www.dawnlandtours.com

Private narrated tours of Stephen King sites in and around Bangor

207-947-7193 • www.sk-tours.com

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ross one of the three bridges from Bangor to Brewer and you’ll be in the birthplace of Major General Joshua Chamberlain. The 32nd Governor of Maine and Civil War hero, he is memorialized at the Chamberlain Freedom Park, which is a replication of Little Round Top, a battlefield at Gettysburg. The park, complete with split rail fencing, is also a monument for the Underground Railroad. As the sister city to Bangor, Brewer was as famous for its bricks in the 19th century as Bangor was for lumber. With over 12 million bricks being made annually, there

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THE GREATER BANGOR REGION IS HOME TO 21 SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, EACH WITH THEIR OWN UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS AND ACCOMMODATIONS.

were 1,215 brickyards shipping much of their production to Boston and much of Boston’s Back Bay and South End neighborhoods are built from bricks made in Brewer. Tour this lovely city and be sure to make a stop at the revitalized Penobscot Landing and Children’s Garden for a walk through the half acre park, located right on the Penobscot River.

ORONO, OLD TOWN, VEAZIE, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE Located just north of Bangor is the state’s flagship university, the University of Maine in Orono. Orono is one of the youngest towns in Maine, with a vibrant, healthy, and friendly feel, featuring abundant recreation opportunities with all the comforts of home. The community is host to seven parks, including a five-acre riverside park, great for picnics and concerts alike. There are over 1,200 acres of walking and bike trails and riverfront parks in Orono and nearby Veazie, complete with takeout sites for canoes and kayaks for the adventurous. While in the area, catch a performance at the Collins Center for the Arts, host to many national touring acts including Broadway shows. If you’re on campus

around the holiday season, don’t miss the Page Home and Farm Museum’s wreath making classes. Or you can visit the three exhibition areas of the Hudson Museum, which highlights world cultures and rare artifacts in the Maine Indian Gallery. Live sports more your speed? Take in a hockey game or other collegiate sporting event at the University of Maine. A visit to the University of Maine isn’t complete without exploring Downtown Orono’s unique restaurants, breweries, and shopping opportunities. Old Town, with miles of rivers and streams, is the home to Old Town Canoe Co. The major manufacturer has been based in Old Town for over 100 years and has a retail location on-site. Old Town is a unique island community; the developed area is mostly located on large Marsh Island. Located within city limits but on its own island is the Penobscot Indian Nation. Learn more about Maine Native American history by visiting their museum, located on Indian Island.

MILFORD, BRADLEY, AND EDDINGTON Immerse yourself in Maine heritage at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mills in Bradley. One of


Fields Pond Audobon Center

HOLDEN, DEDHAM, AND ORRINGTON Visit the Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden for a relaxing journey through a 192-acre sanctuary with trails winding through fields, wetlands, forests, and lakeshores. With dozens of year-round public programs, this center is ideal for wildlifewatching, snowshoeing, and enjoying nature. In the area? Don’t miss the unique historic site of “The Orrington Pound.” Drive a bit south to the scenic Route 1A corridor in Dedham to visit the “Switzerland of America.” This nickname was given due to the views of the surrounding mountains. Listed

on the National Register of Historic Places, The Lucerne Inn was a family home built in the early 1800s. Today it is restored complete with all its Colonial architecture and beauty.

HERMON, HAMPDEN, WINTERPORT, AND NEWBURGH Home to Bangor’s closest ski area, Hermon Mountain offers a variety of ski terrain, as well as a tubing park. The mountain also features night skiing, both ski and snowboard lessons, 20 trails, and base lodge. Hermon is also home to the

Ecotat Gardens and Arboretum. You can enjoy tours of the over 55 gardens during the growing season, hike through trails during fall foliage season, or snap on some cross-country skis or snowshoes in the winter. Take a drive through Winterport, home to far-ranging sea captains, and visit the Union Meeting House. Built in 1834 it houses a bell cast by Paul Revere, a belfry clock, and a Masons and Hamlin hand-pumped reed organ.

LEVANT, KENDUSKEAG, GLENBURN, AND CARMEL Feeling adventurous? The Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race starts in Kenduskeag and ends in Bangor every third weekend of April. This race is one of the largest paddling events in the country and is the largest in New England. It is a 16.5-mile paddle, where each year the race is different based on water levels. The Kenduskeag Stream has all classes of rapids, including Class IV rapids.

Maine Outdoor Adventures Call Today 207-907-9151 www.TwinMapleOutdoors.com info@TwinMapleOutdoors.com • Moose Safaris—Water and Land Tours • Fishing Trips—Trout, Salmon, Bass • Nature Tours—Foliage and Wildlife • Recreation Trip—Kayak, Hike, Camping • Custom Tailored Trips—All About You!

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Maine’s oldest historical sites, the museum is open year round for selfguided tours, picnics, and hiking along beautiful nature trails. Watch the sawmill and logging village come alive with volunteers in period dress, performing tasks typical of the seasons in the 1790s during Living History Days.


SHOPPING

Shopping THE GREATER BANGOR REGION HAS A LOT TO OFFER SHOPPERS. WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MALL SHOPPING, OR QUAINT BOUTIQUES, WE HAVE BOTH.

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n the Bangor Mall area on Stillwater Avenue, you will find options for every want and need. This indoor mall is home to anchor stores Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC Penny, and Sears. The rest is filled with stores for every taste and budget. Surrounding the Bangor Mall are many other national chain stores and restaurants, as well as a few locally-owned shops. If you’re looking for locally owned stores and restaurants, you will find the largest concentration in downtown Bangor. From quirky to classy, it’s all here. You can purchase hand crafted items, clothing, comics, books, rare coins, shoes, jams, fossils, artwork, jewelry, moose themed gifts galore, and more all in the downtown area. Many downtowns in the Greater Bangor Region host a variety of locally owned businesses that will give you a unique shopping experience. Take the time to go for a ride and stop to check out the stores and chat with the folks that own them, you won’t be disappointed.

ATTRACTIONS & SHOPPING Anthony John’s Day Spa 207-907-4263 • www.anthonyjohnsdayspa.com Antique Marketplace & Café 207-941-2111 • www.antiquemarketplacecafe.com The Bangor Historical Society 207-942-1900 • www.bangorhistoricalsociety.com Bangor Mall 207-947-7333 • www.simon.com/mall/bangor-mall Bangor Public Library 207-947-8336 • www.bpl.lib.me.us Bangor Raceway 877-779-7771 • www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com Bangor Symphony Orchestra 800-639-3221 • www.bangorsymphony.com Bangor Wine & Cheese Company 207-942-3338 • www.mihanfamilybeverage.com

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207-358-9327 • www.waterfrontconcerts.com Located alongside the Penobscot River in Bangor’s Historic Downtown District, the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion is an open air amphitheater that annually plays host to big name performers from across the Globe. Artists include: Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews Band, Kenny Chesney, Journey, Arcade Fire and more. See ad inside back cover Winterport Winery / Penobscot Bay Brewery and Pairings 207-223-4500 • www.winterportwinery.com

September 12 • Gates open at 10am Free Admission for Spectators • Over 300 Cars

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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company 888-WHALES-4 • www.barharborwhales.com Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad www.brookspreservation.org Central Maine Roller Derby www.centralmainederby.com Challenger Learning Center 207-990-2900 • www.clcofme.org Cole Land Transportation Museum 207-990-3600 • www.colemuseum.org Downeast Windjammer Cruises 207-288-4585 • www.downeastwindjammer.com Friends of Fort Knox 207-469-6553 • www.fortknox.maineguide.com Hermon Mountain 207-848-5192 • www.skihermonmountain.com Hirundo Wildlife Refuge 207-394-2171 • www.hirundomaine.org KahBang – Music, Art & Film 207-200-6881 • www.kahbang.com Lulu Lobster Boat Rides 866-235-2341 • www.lululobsterboat.com Maine Discovery Museum 207-262-7200 • www.mainediscoverymuseum.org Maine Forest & Logging Muesum at Leonard’s Mills 207-974-6278 • www.leonardsmills.com Mexicali Blues 207-990-4113 • www.mexicaliblues.com New England Outdoor Center 800-766-7238 • www.neoc.com North Country Rivers 800-348-8871 • www.northcountryrivers.com Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service 207-695-0151 • www.northeastwhitewater.com Old Town Canoe • 207-827-5513 • www.oldtowncanoe.com Penobscot Marine Museum 207-548-2529 • www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org Penobscot Theatre Company 207-942-3333 • www.penobscottheatre.org Playland Adventures 207-989-6611 • www.playlandadventures.com River City Cinema 207-358-9396 • www.rivercitycinema.org Rock & Art Shop 207-947-2205 • www.therockandartshop.com Sam’s Club 207-947-4606 • www.samsclub.com Scenic Flights of Acadia 207-667-6527 • www.scenicflightsofacadia.com Specialty Sweets 207-990-0778 • www.specialtysweets.com The Sports Arena 207-848-5850 • www.thesportsarena.biz Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show 207-667-0067 • www.mainelumberjack.com Twin Maple Outdoors 207-907-9151 • www.twinmapleoutdoors.com UMaine Museum of Art 207-561-3350 • www.umma.umaine.edu Valentine Footwear 207-907-2128 • www.valentinefootwear.com


EDUCATION Husson University

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 world-class education for all students. Public and private schools are available for children and young adults from pre-k through high school. Additionally, there are six post-secondary educational organizations within the Greater Bangor region providing specialized training and unique learning opportunities. The University of Maine has campuses across Maine, including the flagship campus in Orono. Their educational programs cover a large range of studies, and they offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Their

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facilities feature the state of the art New Balance Recreation Center, The Collins Center for the Arts, and champion athletic teams. The University of Maine Black Bear Athletics has fan sports for every taste including hockey, football, baseball, softball, swimming and diving, field hockey, track and field, and more. The Collins Center for the Arts is located on the UMaine Orono campus, and is home to yearly shows like the Nutcracker Ballet with live Bangor Symphony accompaniment, as well as nationally recognized theater, Broadway shows, comedians, and music. Students


bevy of arts, culture, and entertainment at the fingertips of their students and the community. Bangor is also home to Eastern Maine Community College, which offers a unique range of programs of study as unique as the area. These include business management, education, graphic design, building construction, automotive technology, electrical technology, and fine woodworking & cabinet making, to name a few. Also within the Greater Bangor Area, you will find Maine Maritime Academy in Castine and Colby College in Waterville.

EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES Colby College 207-859-4000 • www.colby.edu/summer Eastern Maine Community College 207-974-4600 • www.emcc.edu Husson University 207-941-7000 • www.husson.edu Maine Central Institute 207-487-3355 • www.mci-school.org Maine Maritime Academy 800-464-6565 • www.mainemaritime.edu University of Maine at Augusta - Bangor Campus 207-262-7800 • www.uma.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE - ORONO

207-581-1865 • www.umaine.edu The University of Maine, founded in 1865 is Maine’s land and sea grant university with a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community outreach. It enrolls 11,286 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and more than 65 countries. UMaine is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2015. See ad page 47

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION - ORONO

207-581-1138 • www.umainealumni.com Founded in 1875, the University of Maine Alumni Association (UMAA) seeks to preserve and promote the traditions and values of UMaine for future generations. Our main goal is to use our communications and programming capabilities to engage alumni and support connections.

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frequently enjoy the benefit of free or low cost tickets to all of these events. The University of Maine Alumni Association is a great program that helps to connect its current students and programs with their experienced graduates, and fosters a sense of community. The University of Maine also offers a satellite campus in Bangor through their Augusta campus. Husson University offers a full docket of educational programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level. This university has programs ranging from broadcasting and hospitality to nursing and pharmacy. Husson is home to The Gracie Theatre, which offers a


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DINING & NIGHTLIFE

Hot wings at Geaghan’s Pub & Craft Brewery

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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here is a restaurant for every taste and budget in the Greater Bangor area. Lobster and seafood? We’ve got it! How about locally brewed beer, fresh cut fries, and hearty burgers? Yep, we’ve got that, too. Have a craving for Thai, Indian, or Chinese cuisine? Perhaps some fresh Sushi? We have a diverse array of dining options to satisfy every taste. Check out our complete listing on page 50 to map out your unique culinary experience! After you’ve had a bite to eat, head


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out and explore the city! There’s so much to do in Greater Bangor. Take in a show at The Cross Insurance Center, Darling’s Waterfront Concert Pavilion, Collins Center for the Arts, The Gracie Theatre, or The Penobscot Theatre at The Bangor Opera House. During the summer months, you can even watch a classic movie outdoors in West Market Square. Dance the night away at one of Bangor’s nightclubs, or try your luck at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway for harness racing, off-track betting, slot machines, and table games. Or you can always enjoy a beer and check out the Sports Arena for bowling, arcade games, pool, and more! If you love live music, you’re sure to find some in downtown Bangor almost any night of the week. From classic jazz to rock and roll, there is something for everyone. Check out our calendar at www.visitbangormaine.com for current events and updates. Cross Insurance Center

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The Charles Inn • 24 Broad St., Bangor – Exit 182A • 992-2820 bigeasylounge@aol.com • www.thecharlesinn.com/bigeasylounge A New Orleans themed bar in downtown Bangor featuring nightly music entertainment. Available on Sundays for private functions. Offering one of the best craft beer selections in the area, with over 100 different beers specially selected, nine beers on tap, select well spirits, top shelf liquor, wine and fresh juices. See ad page 54

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866-7120

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COACH HOUSE RESTAURANT

989-4101

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CELEBRITY BAR & GRILL

Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway 500 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 877-779-7771 • www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com Celebrity Bar & Grill is a casual dining restaurant that will have something for everyone. A lunch and dinner menu are offered daily. When dining, you can enjoy small booths, tables, or sit at the bar while watching a game on one of the flat panel televisions. See ad inside front cover

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DYSART’S COLD BROOK ROAD RESTAURANT

530 Cold Brook Rd., Bangor (Hermon) – Exit 180 942-4878 • www.dysarts.com Welcome to Dysart’s—the way food should be! Our menu features homemade food that’s distinctive to Maine. Serving breakfast all day! No matter where you are from, stop by Dysart’s, grab a seat, and come eat good Maine food! See ad page 53

DYSART’S BROADWAY RESTAURANT/PUB/EVENT CENTER

1110 Broadway, Bangor – Exit 185 942-6725 • www.dysarts.com Dysart’s Broadway restaurant offers our famous homemade food and great service. Serving breakfast all day! Come eat the homemade food we are known for. Featuring our Flatbed Pub, with a full bar and weekly entertainment, and 2 event rooms, perfect for your special event or party. See ad page 53

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EPIC BUFFET

Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway 500 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 877-779-7771 • www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com *Buffet - Brunch on Sundays Dig into a never ending parade of flavors including the freshest seafood, pasta, pizza, an exciting array of Chinese dishes and all-American comfort favorites. Boasting an impressive 20’ salad bar and sweet collection of delectable desserts including cakes, pies, pastries and soft serve ice cream. See ad inside front cover

FRANK’S BAKE SHOP

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207-947-4594

www.franksbakery.com

GEAGHAN’S PUB & CRAFT BREWERY

570 Main Street, Bangor – Exit 182A 945-3730 • www.geaghans.com Geaghan’s Pub and Craft Brewery is proud to be family owned and operated since 1975. Geaghan’s Pub offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The pub expanded into a brew pub in 2011, with the creation of Geaghan Bros. Brewing Co. and now offers a variety of craft beer styles brewed on site. See ad page 53

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947-3702

www.giacomosbangor.com

GODFREY’S GRILLE & LOUNGE

947-6721

www.fourpointsbangorairport.com

GOVERNOR’S RESTAURANT – OLD TOWN

827-4277

www.governorsrestaurant.com

GOVERNOR’S RESTAURANT – BANGOR

947-3113

www.governorsrestaurant.com

GRILL ON THE GREEN

907-4577

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GROUND ROUND RESTAURANT

942-5621

www.groundround.com

LUCERNE INN

843-5123

www.lucerneinn.com

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MIGUEL’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

942-3002

www.miguelsbangor.com

MOE’S ORIGINAL BBQ

992-9000

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NOCTURNEM DRAFT HAUS

56 Main Street, Bangor – Exit 182A 907-4380 • nocturnemdrafthaus@gmail.com www.nocturnemdrafthaus.com Our mission is to serve our guests the finest beers from Maine, the US and abroad paired with some artisan-style, simply prepared, responsibly sourced food. We use locally supplied, locally grown, Made in Maine products, whenever possible. Curated local entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. “Always bringing you the best.” draft haus bangor, me

NICKY’S CRUISIN’ DINER ORIENTAL JADE RESTAURANT AND BAR

320 Bangor Mall Blvd., Bangor – Exit 186 947-6969 • info@orientaljade.com • www.orientaljade.com The Oriental Jade is famous for Chinese and Asian cuisine, so much that author Stephen King held the reunion scene of “It” in a restaurant called “Jade of the Orient.” All dishes are made-from-scratch: renowned Crab Rangoon, mouth-watering Sesame Chicken and Dumplings in Szechuan Peanut Sauce. A Bangor favorite since 1978. See ad this page

PADDY MURPHY’S

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279 South Main St., Winterport – Exit 174 223-0990 • www.pairingsinmaine.com Maine winery and brewery with on-site production of award winning wines and beer. Available facility attached for catered events featuring specialty and gourmet food cuisine, paired dinners and private cooking classes. See ad this page

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PETE AND LARRY’S GRILL AND LOUNGE

Holiday Inn • 404 Odlin Rd., Bangor – Exit 182B 947-0101 • foodandbeverage@hibangor.com www.holidayinn.com/bangorme Pub style menu featuring daily specials. Popular selections include Traditional Wings, Flat Bread Pizzas and Build your own Burgers. Lounge offers daily drink specials and happy hour discounts. The game is always on at Pete & Larry’s.

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RIVER DRIVER’S RESTAURANT River Driver’s New England Outdoor Center

30 Twin Pines Rd., Millinocket – Exit 244 723-8475 • info@neoc.com • www.neoc.com Award winning restaurant, located on scenic Millinocket Lake overlooking Katahdin—Maine’s highest mountain. Fun family dining, open year-round. Private functions, weddings, family reunions and wine tastings available. Lodging on-site. See ad page 15 restaurant

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506-752-2922

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SEA DOG BREWING COMPANY

26 Front St., Bangor – Exit 182A • 947-8009 kellyb@seadogbrewing.com•www.seadogbrewing.com We’re located on the Bangor waterfront and have a spacious deck loverlooking the historic Penobscot River. Come relax with us and enjoy delicious pub fare with friends and family. Always serving fresh Maine lobster and seafood. Kids menu. We brew our own beer on the premises and offer brewery tours daily. See ad page 51

SEASONS GRILLE AND LOUNGE / DOWNUNDER CLUB

7 Days 301 11:30am - 1am Year round

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992-2250

www.seasonsbangor.com

TAKE 2 SNACK BAR

Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway 500 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 877-779-7771 • www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com Treat yourself to a variety of classic favorites, like burgers, fries, wings and more. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite to eat or sitting down for a hearty breakfast, our snack bar has just what you’re looking for!Breakfast served daily. See ad inside front cover

TANTRUM NIGHTCLUB & LOUNGE

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THISTLES RESTAURANT

175 Exchange St., Bangor – Exit 182A 945-5480 • www.thistlesrestaurant.com Thistle’s has been Bangor’s premier international restaurant for 15 years. Always possessing a special ambience to enjoy fine dining. Family owned and operated, you will be introduced to a superb menu, wine list, cocktails and service. Chef Alejandro’s culinary talents include the ability to prepare gourmet ethnic dishes from around the world. See ad page 53

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UNO PIZZERIA AND GRILL

725 Stillwater Ave., Bangor – Exit 186 or 187 947-5000 • www.unos.com Located across from Macys! Try our Deep Dish pizza or our Artisan Thin Crusts! We have steak, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, salads, a kids menu and a gluten-free menu! All you can eat soup Monday-Friday and lunch specials. Drink and food specials in our lounge every night!

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Discover favorite family meals and fine crafted brews while celebrating with your neighbors and friends. A proud Bangor tradition since 1975. Sláinte !

570 Main Street • Bangor, Maine 945-3730 • geaghans.com

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations THE GREATER BANGOR AREA HAS ACCOMMODATIONS TO FIT ANY TASTE, BUDGET, OR ADVENTURE.

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retail shopping and excellent dining options within a few minutes’ walk from your hotel, or hop on the interstate and find yourself just 45 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. There is always something to do when you stay in the Greater Bangor Region. You’ll experience live entertainment, from listening to the symphony to watching local theatre or taking in an outdoor concert, to following simulcast racing and playing table games. Looking for a little more adventure? Explore the great Maine outdoors and go snowshoeing, cross-country or downhill skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, or canoeing. Many properties within the region offer special packages or guest rates with local attractions. Our extended stay properties offer the comforts of home in spacious, modern and functional suites with unique features and amenities. These properties include laundry service, fully equipped kitchenettes, high speed internet, and office space to accommodate your business needs. Some hotels offer spectacular views of our beautiful landscape, while others provide the convenience of proximity to your meeting place or destination. Whether you are looking for a rustic camping experience, or a luxurious stay, you will find it all in the Greater Bangor Region.


ATLANTIC OCEANSIDE HOTEL & EVENT CENTER

119 Eden Street (Rte 3), Bar Harbor – Exit 182A • 288-2559 dede@barharbormainehotel.com • www.aobarharbor.com Our property consists of 12 oceanfront acres with 150 ocean view guest rooms. Nature cruise and fishing excursions are offered from the hotel pier in season. We are located just one mile from Acadia national Park’s main entrance and one mile from the village center. See ad page 59

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BEST WESTERN WHITE HOUSE INN

155 Littlefield Ave, Bangor – Exit 180 862-3737 • whitehouseinnbgr@aol.com • www.whitehouseinnbangor.com Friendly, family owned hotel located off I-95 at exit 180. Enjoy our free hot continental breakfast, seasonal heated outdoor pool, indoor hot tub, exercise room and cocktail lounge. All rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, Keurig coffeemakers, 42" flat screen TVs. Ask about our theme rooms. Pets welcome. See ad page 56

BLACK BEAR INN & CONFERENCE CENTER

4 Godfrey Dr., Orono – Exit 193 866-7120 • www.blackbearinnorono.com The Inn is conveniently located off I-95 near the University of Maine and Bangor Mall. Our rooms feature king- or queen-size beds, irons, hairdryers, fridge, microwave, coffeemakers and continental breakfast. With 7,560 square feet of meeting space, the Inn is the perfect location for meetings and receptions.

Brewer BREWER MOTOR INN Motor 359 Wilson St., Brewer – Exit 182A 989-4476 inn

Great location, less than 2 miles from Waterfront Concerts, Hollywood Casino, Cross Insurance Center and Lafayette Family Cancer Center. 3.6 miles from Bangor International Airport, 45 minutes from Bar Harbor. Free wifi, cable tv, microwave and refrigerator in all rooms. Brewster’s Fine Food & Drink on-site. See ad page 56

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37 Zions Hill Rd., Dexter – Exit 157 924-3130 • innkeeper@brewsterinn.com • www.brewsterinn.com The Brewster Inn, located in Dexter, Maine is close to Bangor. You will find cozy unique rooms to fit every vacation need. Our prices allow for every budget, and our rooms come with a private bathroom, Wi-Fi and flat panel TV’s. Some rooms feature additional amenities. We are a perfect place to relax.

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THE CHARLES INN

20 Broad St., Bangor – Exit 182A 992-2820 • thecharlesinn@aol.com • www.thecharlesinn.com * Designated pet rooms with fee Downtown Bangor’s first art-gallery hotel. Located within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and museums. Spacious accommodations include free continental breakfast and wi-fi. Meeting space available for small functions. Home to the Big Easy Lounge, Bangor’s New Orleans style pub. Group discounts and packages available.

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COUNTRY INN AT THE MALL

936 Stillwater Ave., Bangor – Exit 187 • 941-0200 • 800-244-3961 office@countryinnatthemall.net • www.countryinnatthemall.net At the Country Inn at the Mall you can expect prompt, friendly service from our dedicated staff. We take great care in providing accommodations that are clean, comfortable, and most importantly affordable.

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

236 Sylvan Rd., Bangor – Exit 187 262-0070 • 800-321-2211 • www.courtyard.com/bgrcy The Courtyard by Marriott has 92 spacious guest rooms. The Courtyard by Marriott offers easy access to the International Airport, the University of Maine, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, Husson University, the Bangor Mall and many desired locations in the Bangor area. We feature Starbucks products in our Bistro, which serves breakfast and dinner daily.

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DAYS INN HOTEL

250 Odlin Rd., Bangor – Exit 182B 942-8272 • www.daysinnbangor.com Be at the center of the action in our Bangor, Maine Days Inn hotel. Our hotel features an indoor heated pool, free hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. Our non-smoking hotel is conveniently located near entertainment, shopping and the airport. Business rooms come with added amenities. Ground Round Restaurant on site.

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ECONO LODGE INN & SUITES

327 Odlin Rd., Bangor – Exit 182B 945-0111 • www.econolodgebangor.com Econo Lodge Inn & Suites of Bangor, Maine is an “easy stop on the road.” Rest easy in our relaxing rooms at some of the best hotel rates in the area. When you state at our non-smoking hotel, you can enjoy a free continental breakfast, indoor heated pool and Wi-fi.

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FAIRFIELD INN

300 Odlin Rd., Bangor – Exit 182B 990-0001 • www.marriott.com/bgrfi Located near the Bangor International Airport, the Fairfield Inn & Suites offers guests the comforts and conveniences of home. The smartly appointed guest rooms feature a mini refrigerator, work desk, free Wi-Fi, and more. Amenities include free hot breakfast served daily, a fitness center and indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.

FIRESIDE INN & SUITES

570 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 942-1234 • info@firesideinnbangor.com • www.firesideinnbangor.com Located in Downtown Bangor next to Hollywood Casino and Cross Insurance Center. Walking distance to Waterfront Concerts. 5 miles to airport, 7 miles to mall. Geaghan’s Irish Pub on-site. Pet friendly. Free continental breakfast and wifi. See ad this page

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947-6721 www.fourpointsbangorairport.com

HILTON GARDEN INN

262-0099 www.bangorhiltongardeninn.com

HOLIDAY INN – BANGOR

404 Odlin Rd., Bangor – Exit 182B • 947-0101 • 800-914-0101 frontdesk@hibangor.com • www.holidayinn.com/bangorme Holiday Inn-Bangor is the area’s largest hotel and fitness complex featuring Gold’s Gym and Pete & Larry’s Grill & Lounge. Our re-launched brand encourages all corporate and leisure guests to “Stay You” while enjoying top service and all the comforts of home within our full-service, non-smoking hotel property. See ad page 33

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Free Continental Breakfast Pets Welcome • Business Center Exercise Facility Whirlpool Tub • Free Wi-Fi Seasonal Outdoor Heated Pool Keurig Coffee Makers, Microwaves and Refrigerators in Every Room

Fireplace Rooms Available Geaghan’s Restaurant Pub & Brewery Across from Cross Insurance Center Every Room with Microwave & Fridge Free Continental Breakfast & Wi-Fi Keurig Coffee Makers • Pets Welcome 42” Flat-Screen TVs

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HOLLYWOOD CASINO HOTEL & RACEWAY

500 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 877-779-7771 • www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com Complimentary airport shuttle 7am to 11pm After a full day playing the slots or cheering home a winner at the historic Bangor Raceway, you can relax in Hollywood Casino Bangor’s luxurious hotel. With 148 deluxe rooms and 4 suites, it’s the perfect spot when you want to excape to Hollywood. See ad inside front cover

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LUCERNE INN

843-5123 www.lucerneinn.com

MILFORD MOTEL ON THE RIVER

800-282-3330 www.milfordmotelontheriver.com

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947-6921 www.motel6.com

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NEW ENGLAND OUTDOOR CENTER

30 Twin Pines Rd., Millinocket – Exit 244 723-5438 • info@neoc.com • www.neoc.com 20 Cabins - multiple bedrooms in each; complete kitchens What would it take for you to forget about everyday pressures and find a piece of peace with your name on it? At NEOC we are here to help you unwind and find your piece of peace. Adventure resort, lakeside accommodation overlooking Katahdin. Award winning restaurant. Whitewater rafting, snowmobiling. See ad page 15

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POINT LOOKOUT RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER

789-2000

www.antiquesandreusables.com

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QUALITY INN

750 Hogan Rd., Bangor – Exit 187 942-7899 • www.qualityinnbangor.com “Get your money’s worth” with the Quality Inn of Bangor, Maine. Our nonsmoking hotel is a real value with affordable rates and comfortable rooms. Many complimentary amenities including free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Meeting space for a variety of functions and events with friendly and professional service.

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RAMADA INN

947-6961 www.bangorramada.com

RED BARN CAMPGROUND

843-6011 www.redbarnmaine.com

RESIDENCE INN BANGOR

45 Dutton St., Bangor – Exit 182A 603-373-1118 Opening Spring 2015. Downtown Bangor’s newest hotel located just off I-395 and Main Street. Located within walking distance to Hollywood Casino & Raceway, the Bangor Waterfront, and Cross Insurance Center. The hotel will feature 124 spacious suites with full kitchens, and separate areas for sleeping, working, dining, and relaxing. See ad page 59

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TOWNEPLACE SUITES

240 Sylvan Rd., Bangor – Exit 187 262-4000 • www.marriott.com/bgrts The TownePlace Suites has 82 suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. TownePlace Suites is an extended-stay hotel where you can balance work and life as you like. Relax and feel at home with a fully equipped kitchen and high-speed internet access. TownePlace is a pet friendly hotel.

UNIVERSITY INN

5 College Ave., Orono – Exit 191 866-4921 • universityinn@roadrunner.com • www.universityinnorono.com The Inn is the only property within walking distance to UMaine and Orono Village with over 10 restaurants, and just minutes from Bangor. Our newly renovated rooms provide private balconies, many with river views, wi-fi, fridges, microwaves. Keurig coffee makers and hi-def flat screens with HBO. Guests enjoy a full hot breakfast each morning and a smoke free environment.

VACATION HOME RENTALS - GREATER BANGOR

800-710-2755 www.vacationhomerentals.com

VACATIONLAND INN

989-5450 www.vacationlandinn.com

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For more information on Accommodations visit VisitBangorMaine.com Exits are off of I-95. All area codes are 207. All properties listed have smoke-free rooms and accept credit cards.


CONVENTION SERVICES

Your Meeting Think of the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau when planning your events, trainings, seminars, receptions, networking sessions, office get togethers, or meetings! We offer many complimentary event and meeting planning guidance and services: • Logistics Assistance (such as obtaining city or state permits) • Pre and Post Convention & Event Servicing • Coordination of Lodging, Catering, and Event Services • Pre-Function Site Visits • Specialized landing page with unique URL on VisitBangorMaine.com • Coupon Books with maps and special offers For a fee: • Welcome Bags • Registration & Hospitality Tables • Step-On Guides for Tour Groups • Private Walking or Bus Tours of Area Attractions & History • Personalized, Private Familiarization Tours of the Region

Contact our office with questions or to request services: Info@VisitBangorMaine.com or 207-947-5205

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. The 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 attractions that make the Greater Bangor Region an engaging destination. Let’s get together. Whether you’re expecting 8 or 8,000 guests, we can show you a diversity of venues and help you determine which suits your needs the best.

Conference Services Maine’s flagship campus is a great place to hold your event. Whether a one-day meeting or week-long conference, our onestop conference services and dedicated staff can help make your event a success. Chadbourne Hall, University of Maine, Orono 207.581.4092 umaine.edu/conferences

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Affordable Oceanfront Meetings

HOTEL & EVENT CENTER

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 and venue 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.

Features & Amenities

› On-Site Restaurant: Bistro on Eden › Every room has an ocean view/ balcony › 5 buildings and 150 guest rooms or suites to choose from › Pebble beach and boat landing › Fitness Center › Inside & Outside heated pools › Weekly events and activities

Host your next meeting at the most spectacular location on the coast of Maine! Professional service and a resort setting make the Atlantic Oceanside the perfect venue for Affordable, Successful Meetings. Our newly renovated 11,000 square foot Event Center features ocean views and state of the art technology. Guests will enjoy superb services and amenities including tempting cuisine, 13 pristine oceanfront acres to roam, and well-appointed guest rooms - all with amazing ocean views.

(207) 288-5801 • (800) 336-2463 • www.AOBarHarbor.com 119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor ME 04609

MEETING RESOURCES The Advertising Specialists of Maine 207-990-6022 • www.tasom.com Awards, Signage & Trophies 800-244-1137 • www.awardsaregreat.com Bangor Catering - Jeanie Marshal Foods 207-942-5226 • www.bangor-catering.com Bronson Audio Visual & Event Services 866-745-9800 • www.bronsonav.com Chef on Demand 207-319-2714 • www.chefondemandstudio.com Good Times Shuttle, LLC 207-400-4560 • www.goodtimesshuttle.com Gossamer Press 800-696-3949 • www.gossamerpress.com High Tech Entertainment 207-949-4727 • www.hightechmaine.com Memorymaker Photography 207-990-8939 • www.memorymakerphotographyme.com Paradis Foster Events 207-852-0872 • facebook.com/paradisfoster The Tarratine - Event Space 207-992-4090 • www.tarratinebangor.com UPS Store 207-947-9999 • www.theupsstorelocal.com/3296 W.S. Emerson 800-789-6120 • www.wsemersononline.com Wallace Tent & Party Rentals 207-667-6000 • www.wallacetent.com

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Meeting & Event Spaces ATLANTIC OCEANSIDE HOTEL & EVENT CENTER

119 Eden Street (Rte. 3), Bar Harbor – Exit 182A • 288-2559 dede@barharbormainehotel.com • www.aobarharbor.com Atlantic Oceanside Hotel’s oceanfront location offers the perfect setting for your group event, meeting or special event. Our newly renovated facilities accommodate groups as small as 15 or as many as 500. See ad page 59

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THE BANGOR YMCA WILDERNESS CENTER AT CAMP JORDAN

17 Second St., Bangor – Exit 182A 941-2808 • www.bangorymca.org The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center sits upon 200 acres along the shores of beautiful Branch Lake, meeting all group needs with breathtaking views and an all-encompassing atmosphere of health and community. Includes ropes course for team building. Used for weddings, family and school reunions, special events, organizational retreats and team-building. See ad page 62

THE BARREL ROOM AT SEA DOG BREWING COMPANY

26 Front Street, Bangor – Exit 182A 947-8009 • kellyb@seadogbrewing.com • www.seadogbrewing.com * With view of brewery operations Bring your group to The Barrel Room at Sea Dog Brewing Company. Our comfortable yet classy event space is perfect for any function for small to mid-size groups, from company parties to small receptions. Offering a special menu and full bar available. Call to book your event. See ad page 51

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THE CHARLES INN

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FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON

Bangor Airport • 308 Godfrey Blvd., Bangor – Exit 184 • 947-6721 sales@fourpointsbangor.com • www.fourpointsbangorairport.com Whether you’re planning a big event or a small get-together in Bangor, we’ll help you make it the best it can be. Our attentive staff will get you what you need, when you need it, so that you and your guests will be free to enjoy an uncomplicated meeting experience.

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HOLLYWOOD CASINO HOTEL & RACEWAY

500 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 877-779-7771 • www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com Old world Hollywood glamour and modern meeting space come together to create a truly unique venue at Hollywood Casino Hotel meeting facilities. See ad inside front cover

JEFF’S CATERING & EVENT CENTER

15 Littlefield Way, Brewer – Exit 182A 989-1811 • jeff@jeffscatering.com • www.jeffscatering.com Jeff’s Catering & Event Center is located just across the river in Brewer off interstate 395. The perfect place for any private or public event. Newly renovated event center overlooking Bangor since 1995 and only a short distance from the airport and all major shopping & hotels.

LUCERNE INN

2517 Main Road, Dedham – Exit 182A 843-5123 • 800-980-9222 • info@lucerneinn.com • www.lucerneinn.com Just minutes from Bangor and Ellsworth, The Lucerne Inn is your place for any event or special occasion. The Inn hosts many weddings, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs and bridal showers. We also host business meetings, seminars, banquets and conferences. Overnight accommodations available with each event. See ad page 63

MORGAN HILL EVENT CENTER

82 Morgan Hill Lane, Hermon – Exit 180 • 848-7100 info@morganhilleventcenter.com • www.morganhilleventcenter.com Beautiful. Spacious. A professional, knowledgeable, and well-trained staff. Options and versatility galore. And best of all... affordable. You imagined it could be this way!

NEW ENGLAND OUTDOOR CENTER

30 Twin Pines Rd., Millinocket – Exit 244 723-5438 • info@neoc.com • www.neoc.com 20 Cabins - multiple bedrooms in each; complete kitchens What would it take for you to forget about everyday pressures and find a piece of peace with your name on it? At NEOC we are here to help you unwind and find your piece of peace. Adventure resort, lakeside accommodation overlooking Katahdin. Award winning restaurant. Whitewater rafting, snowmobiling. See ad page 15

ORIENTAL JADE RESTAURANT AND BAR

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PAIRINGS AT WINTERPORT WINERY & PENOBSCOT BAY BREWERY

279 South Main St., Winterport – Exit 174 223-0990 • info@pairingsinmaine.com • www.pairingsinmaine.com Maine winery and brewery with on-site production of award winning wines and beer. Available facility attached for catered events featuring specialty and gourmet food cuisine, paired dinners and private cooking classes. See ad page 51

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QUALITY INN

750 Hogan Rd., Bangor – Exit 187 942-7899 • www.qualityinnbangor.com Book your next conference, reunion, meeting or special event with the Quality Inn of Bangor, Maine. Event planning is quick and easy. Several different rooms and arrangements available to fit the needs of your event. Assistance with catering, set up and on-site AV equipment at no additional costs.

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RICHARD E. DYKE CENTER FOR FAMILY BUSINESS

Husson University • 1 College Circle, Bangor – Exit 185 973-1053 • cfb@husson.edu • www.husson.edu/cfb 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. See ad page 58

ROOSEVELT CAMPOBELLO INTERNATIONAL PARK

506-752-2922 www.fdr.net

SEA DOG BREWING COMPANY

26 Front Street, Bangor – Exit 182A 947-8009 • kellyb@seadogbrewing.com • www.seadogbrewing.com We’re located on the Bangor waterfront and have a spacious deck loverlooking the historic Penobscot River. Come relax with us and enjoy delicious pub fare with friends and family. Always serving fresh Maine lobster and seafood. Kids menu. We brew our own beer on the premises and offer brewery tours daily. See ad page 51

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SPECTACULAR EVENT CENTER & CATERING

395 Griffin Rd., Bangor – Exit 184 • 941-8700 Katie@SpectacularEventCenter.com•www.SpectacularEventCenter.com A special event & catering facility accommodating 25-400 guests with 12,000 square feet of 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 catering needs. Convenient to airport and hotels.

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LARGE CAPACITY CROSS INSURANCE CENTER

515 Main Street, Bangor – Exit 182A • 561-8300 danielle.dorrie@bangormaine.gov • www.crossinsurancecenter.com Offering you first class hospitality with fresh & local catering, Maine’s newest and largest full service convention center & arena is centrally located with onsite parking and has easy access to I-95, the downtown district, and the Penobscot riverfront. Our facility offers flexible capacities of meeting and event space. See ad page 1

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UNIVERSITY OF MAINE CONFERENCE SERVICES

Chadbourne Hall, Orono – Exit 191 581-4095 • cds@umit.maine.edu • www.umaine.edu/conferences *** Residence halls and suites The University of Maine Conference Services professionally coordinates a varied and rich selection of conferences, meetings, seminars, and symposia annually, thereby showcasing the state’s flagship University, its facilities and resources. We can help coordinate a meeting of 25 or 2,500. Call us today. See ad page 58

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS

MAKE THE BANGOR YMCA WILDERNESS CENTER AT CAMP JORDAN THE PLACE FOR YOUR NEXT BIG EVENT! Over 200 beautiful acres along the shores of Branch Lake in Ellsworth is the perfect place for you to host an unforgettable event...

Weddings/Receptions

Destination Weddings PLANNING A MAINE WEDDING? LET US PROVIDE THE SUPPORT AND SERVICE FOR ALL YOUR WEDDING PLANNING NEEDS!

Family Reunions

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hoosing the Greater Bangor region to host your wedding will be one of the best decisions you make about your big day—and we’re here to help! The Greater Bangor Convention & Visitor’s Bureau can help you every step of your wedding planning journey. We can help you find wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception venues, local area vendors, and accommodations for you and your out-of-town guests. No matter what your dream wedding consists of, our area has it! From outdoor ceremony sites to historic houses of worship, you have lots to choose from. Whether you are looking for a site to set up a gorgeous tent, a rustic barn or

lodge, or have your heart set on a grand ballroom, give us a call and we’ll help you find the perfect spot for your reception. No matter if you are looking for a unique venue for an intimate party or an event space to fit 300—the Greater Bangor region can accommodate! Our region offers picturesque rivers, lakes, fields, orchards, gardens, parks, cityscapes, and unique architecture. We know the best places to go for breathtaking photo opportunities, and we can even suggest some local photographers to make those photos happen! Our area is home to a vast array of talented wedding professionals that can turn your wedding dreams into reality.


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The Lucerne Inn Casual Fine Dining Country Inn Accommodations

Conveniently Located on Route 1A ◆ 2517 Main Road, Dedham, Maine 04429 ◆ www.LucerneInn.com ◆ Info@LucerneInn.com ◆ Find us on Facebook!

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From photographers to florists to bakers to DJs, we’ve got just what you’re looking for. We even have businesses that make it their business to ensure you and your entire wedding party looks fabulous on the big day! From bridal boutiques and tuxedo rentals to salons and spas—there are no shortage of options in the Bangor area. Plan activities for your bridesmaids and groomsmen during your event. The girls can get pampered head to toe at one of our fabulous local spas while the guys hit the links at a local golf course. You can all meet up that night in downtown Bangor for dinner and a pint of one of our local brews or glass of Maine-made wines. Not sure what to do? Just ask! We can help coordinate group activities for your wedding party or guests and create sample itineraries so that everyone will enjoy the Greater Bangor area! No matter the time of year, weddings in the Greater Bangor area are superb. Let us help make your wedding dreams a reality!


ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

MEDIA Bangor Daily News 800-432-7964 • www.bangordailynews.com Bangor Metro 207-990-8000 • www.bangormetro.com Cashman Communications 207-947-9113 • www.cashcomm.net MPBN - Maine Public Broadcasting Network 800-884-1717 • www.mpbn.net Real Maine Weddings 207-528-2162 • www.realmaineweddings.com The Maine Edge 207-942-2901 • www.themaineedge.com WVII TV FOX 22 WFVX Bangor 207-945-6457 • www.foxbangor.com

ZONE RADIO–WKIT, WZON, WZLO

207-990-2800 • www.zoneradio.com Zone Radio is a radio group owned by Stephen & Tabitha King. 100.3 WKIT plays a Classic Rock format and is live 24/7. 103.1 / 98.3 WZLO offers listeners a Triple A format. AM 620 The Pulse is a news/talk/sports station. Zone Radio now broadcasts in HD on 100.3. See ad page 37

NON-PROFIT Anah Shriners 207-942-2254 • www.anahshriners.com Bangor Parks & Recreation Department 207-942-4490 • www.bangorparksandrec.com Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce 207-947-0307 • www.bangorregion.com Bangor, City of 207-942-4200 • www.bangormaine.gov

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Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce 207-338-5900 • www.belfastmaine.org Brewer, City of 207-989-7500 • www.brewermaine.gov Eastern Maine Development Corporation 800-339-6389 • www.emdc.org

OTHER BANGOR ARTS

bangorarts@me.com • www.bangorarts.com Experience the richness of Bangor’s music, dance, theater, art, film, libraries and museums. We offer year-round programming for every age and taste—from classical to cutting edge. Whether you’re a visitor or call the greater Bangor region home, we invite you to discover and enjoy the excitement of Bangor Arts! See ad page 11

BANGOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

207-942-5555 • www.bangorsymphony.org The Bangor Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1896, provides Maine audiences with performances and education programs of the highest quality. Under the direction of Grammy Award-winning conductor Lucas Richman, the BSO’s annual Masterworks and Pops concerts at the Collins Center for the Arts have become must-see events. Bangor Savings Bank 877-226-4671 • www.bangor.com Dennis Paper & Food Service 207-947-0321 • www.dennisexpress.com

ERA Dawson Bradford Co. Realtors 207-947-6788 • www.eradawson.com Getchell Brothers Inc. 207-989-7335 • www.getchellbros.com Loiselle, Goodwin & Hinds 207-990-4585 • www.lghcpa.com Maine Distributors 207-947-4563 • www.mainebeerandwine.com

ORONO VILLAGE ASSOCIATION

Downtown Orono www.downtownorono.com The Orono Village Association (OVA) is a non-profit corporation for the preservation, aesthetic improvement and commercial advancement of downtown Orono. See ad page 46 Paychex 207-795-1104 • go.paychex.com Quirk Auto Group 877-357-1072 • www.quirkauto.com Rudman Winchell - Attorneys & Lawyers 207-947-4501 • www.rudmanwinchell.com Sutherland Weston 207-945-9999 • www.sutherlandweston.com Terelar Advertising Productions - Graphic Design 207-989-1284 • www.terelar.com Verizon Wireless 207-973-3400 • www.verizonwireless.com Windswept Gardens 207-941-9898 • www.windsweptgardens.com

DOWNTOWN BANGOR PARTNERSHIP

207-992-4234 • www.downtownbangor.com Discover arts and culture, world class dining and nightlife, unique shops and more all within a backdrop of historic buildings and scenic parkways. See ad pages 20-23

PHOTOGRAPHY: pp. 2-3: Bangor sign – Melanie Brooks • pp. 4-5: Bangor city scape – The Maine Highlands • pp. 6-7: Encampment – Leonard’s Mills/Maine Forest and Logging Museum; Main Street & The Brady Gang – Bangor Historical Society ; Paul Bunyan – Erica Whitten • pp. 8-9: Tommy & The Gracie Theater – Larry Ayotte/Husson University; Waterfront Pavillion – Waterfront Concerts; Woman Dancing – Kevin Bennett 2014; Man Drumming – American Folk Festival • p. 10: Plane – MemoryMaker Photography • pp. 12-13: Kayaker – The Maine Highlands; Island in Pushaw Stream – Sean Birkel; Orono Bog Walk – Jeff Kirlin Photography • pp. 14-15: Golf Course – Dennis Tracy and Bangor Municipal Golf Course; Camping – Jessica Donahue • pp. 16-17: Moose – The Maine Highlands; Snowmobiles – New England Outdoor Center; Kids Tubing – MemoryMaker Photography • pp. 18-19: Train and Bridge – Cole Land Transportation Museum; Child at MDM – Maine Discovery Museum; Bangor State Fair – Jeff Kirlin Photography • pp. 24-25: Kenduskeag Canoe Race, Mansfield Stadium & Harness Racing – Jeff Kirlin Photography • pp. 26-27: Paul Bunyan – Lafayette Hotels; Scenic View & Katahdin Steamship – The Maine Highlands • pp. 28-29: Brownville Junction – Jeff Kirlin Photography; Hikers – Danielle Dorrie; Fishing – Vibe Images/Fotolia.com; Saturn – Richard Rand • p. 30: Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse – Jason Sewall; Bridge – I.D. Dickey, MD & M • p. 31: Hannibal Hamlin – Bangor Historical Society; Canoe – The Maine Highlands • Maps: Theresa Ayotte, Jill Fiore, Richard Merrill, Sage Solutions • Events in the Bangor Region: Cheerleaders – Bangor Daily News; Sleigh – Maine Forrest and Logging Museum; Tree Tapping – McIninch/iStockphoto.com; Kenduskeag Canoe Race & Thomas Hill Standpipe – Memorymaker Photography; Beer Festival – Jeff Kirlin Photography; Bangor State Fair – Memorymaker Photography; Folk Festival – Paul Hilchey-Chandler; Bangor Car Show – Annie Collins; Mount Hope Cemetary Tour – Bangor Historical Society; Veterans Day Parade – Bangor Daily News; Downtown Countdown – Jeff Kirlin Photography • pp. 34-35: Bangor’s Beer Festival – Jeff Kirlin Photography; Woman Singing & Men Dancing – Kevin Bennett Photo 2014; Child Playing – Jeff Kirlin Photography • p. 36: Bangor Car Show – Memorymaker Photography; Maine Harvest Festival – Cross Insurance Center • pp. 38-39: Joshua Chamberlain – Bangor Historical Society; Tour Group – Jessica Donahue, River Drivers Statue – Jeff Kirlin Photography • pp. 40-41: Kenduskeag Canoe Race – Old Town Canoes and Kayaks; Fields Pond – Fields Pond Audubon Center • p. 42: Bangor Mall – Simon/Bangor Mall • pp. 43-44: Husson Mall – Larry Ayotte/Husson University; Students – Husson University; UM Students – The University of Maine • pp. 48-49: Geaghan’s wings – Geaghan’s Pub & Craft Brewery; Bar – Sea Dog Brewing Co.; Cross Concert – Monty Rand Photography; Concert Singer – Waterfront Concerts • p. 54: Hotel room – Michael Flippo/Dollar Photo Club • p. 58-59: Meeting Table – Monty Rand Photography; Convention – Celeste Cota • pp. 62-63: Wedding – MemoryMaker Photography


Your Destination for the Maine Experience Bangor International Airport welcomes thousands of visitors to Maine each year. Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and the DownEast and Acadia Region, the Maine Highlands and Mt. Katahdin Region, Mid-Coast and Northern Maine are all within easy reach. Make your Maine experience begin with a Bangor International Airport arrival.

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