Bangor Region

Refresh your spirit!

Choose a historic farmhouse with an ocean view, a cottage in the mountains, or a newly refurbished condo in the center of town. No matter what your taste and lifestyle, there's something for everyone.

Lots to do!

Canoe peaceful rivers and lakes or grab a kayak and tackle some whitewater. Hike the trails in Acadia National Park or climb Knife's Edge to the summit of famous Mt. Katahdin. Snowshoe and snowmobile in your own backyard, or ski the slopes at Sugarloaf and Sunday River. Take a day trip to Bar Harbor and enjoy an afternoon at sea watching the whales or touring some of Maine's famous lighthouses.Paul Bunyon

Stroll through quaint villages filled with art galleries, craft shops, and antique stores. Visit the famous Farnsworth Art Museum, enjoy a performance at the Collins Center for the Arts, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, or the Penobscot Theatre.

Or, just find peaceful restoration in Maine's natural coastline and open spaces.

For the kids...Bangor's exciting Maine Discovery Museum, the Challenger Learning Center, first-rate public and private schools and excellent colleges.

There's always something fun and interesting to do indoors and out. Welcome to Maine. It will truly refresh your spirit.

And a great place to live!

Macmillan's Places Rated Almanac named Bangor the best of the North American cities with a population under 100,000 two years in a row. That's because Bangor offers many of the opportunities of larger cities, but without all the difficulties.

You'll find reasonable housing costs and one of the lowest crime rates in New England. The University of Maine's flagship campus at Orono is just minutes away, and Husson University campus right here in Bangor.

Bangor International Airport offers over 60 flights every day to and from major cities and points of connection nationwide, and the city itself is growing, with a new waterfront project in the works and many small businesses and cultural organizations opening in or moving to the downtown area every year.