Bangor

Bakeries

In the middle of winter, nothing beats a hot cup of coffee and fresh baked goods. With an array of talented bakers using local ingredients, Maine’s bakeries offer treats that will satisfy any craving.

48 Hours in Bangor

Friday Evening Paul Bunyan and restaurant hopping My first stop in Bangor is with Michelle Chase and Karen Tucker of Anchor Design Company, a kitchen design firm with a showroom on Stillwater Avenue. We talk business, Bangor, and what I … Continue reading

A River Runs Through It

Standing on a bluff six miles north of Bangor, John Banks, the Natural Resources Director for the Penobscot Nation, remembers the day in 2013 when the Veazie dam was first breached. As the initial pulses of free-flowing water behind the dam … Continue reading

Bangor

An expanding culinary scene, hundreds of acres of city-owned forest near downtown, and an outdoor concert venue drawing big-name acts during the summer months make the Queen City a worthwhile weekend excursion.

Bangor Summer

Everything seems bigger and brighter on this summer night. On the drive into Bangor, we pass the ever-smiling, 31-foot-tall Paul Bunyan statue, and now we’re standing in a row of folding chairs set so close to the massive, open-air stage of … Continue reading

Bangor

My boyfriend Adam and I travel north towards Bangor. I went to school at the University of Maine, so I am excited to be heading back to the area I spent so much time in—this time as an adult.

Live Music Venues

Good live music has an energy and intimacy that can’t be captured through recordings. Thankfully, there are plenty of venues all across Maine to experience those special performances—from restored opera houses to riverfront pavilions to snowmobiling pit stops.