Bangor, Maine, combines the best of city living and culture with the beauty of nature and the outdoors. As home to authors Stephen and Tabitha King it is also a great place for adventures of the more unusual kind. If you re a fan of these famous locals, check out the Tommyknockers & More bus tours and visit the places they have brought to life through their work.
Located in the heart of the state, Bangor rests between the coast of Maine and the famous North Woods. Both provide breathtaking scenery and plenty to see and do.
Known as the cultural center of eastern and central Maine, the city of 31,000 is the largest in Maine and is proud to be home to many historic sites.
Originally settled in 1769 it has roots that go back to early settlers and all of the lore and intrigue you might expect. Back in the 19th Century residents called the town the lumber capital of the world, but it was also known as the Devil s Half Acre by sailors and loggers who frequented the region. Despite Maine s commitment to being a dry state in 1851, Bangor somehow managed to remain wet and in fact was home to 142 saloons by 1890. Other historical tidbits include a visit by German spies and the gunning down of one of America s public enemies number one.
Despite its rough and tumble past, Bangor has the second lowest crime rate compared to similar cities in the US and is ready to welcome visitors with friendly and open arms.