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Bangor is the largest city in the lower Penobscot Valley region, located on the banks of the Penobscot River near the Atlantic Ocean. It is part of what is considered "The Bangor Region," which encompasses the area between the rugged coastline of Downeast Maine and the spectacular North Woods of Maine. With a population of just 35,000, Bangor offers all of the amenities of a city, while enjoying the charm and peace of mind of a small town. It's the commercial and cultural hub for the region, and has an excellent network of highways, giving it easy access to other parts of the state. Fishing is a year-round sport in Bangor, and in years past, the first Atlantic salmon caught in the Penobscot River has been given to the President of the United States. Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, hiking and biking are all popular activities in Bangor, and given the climate of the area, it's not surprising that winter sports are a top draw, as well. In addition, Bangor boasts several challenging golf courses and tennis courts. Camping in the wilderness or at one of the many campgrounds in the area offers great family fun opportunities and a chance to experience the area's pristine lakes, rivers and timbered forests. Free outdoor concerts are held every Thursday evening on the waterfront in Bangor in June and July. Easy day trips include the Bar Harbor region and the Katahdin Area of Maine.

Surrounding areas: Orono, Maine (7.7 mi), Lucerne-In-Maine, Maine (11.8 mi), Bucksport, Maine (16.4 mi), Orland, Maine (16.8 mi), Green Lake, Maine (18.1 mi), Beech Hill Pond, Maine (18.2 mi), Stockton Springs, Maine (20.8 mi)

Bangor Vacation Rentals

Bangor Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bangor Motor Inn701 Hogan RdBangor, ME (207) 947-0355
Best Inn570 Main StBangor, ME (207) 942-0566
Best Western White House Inn155 Littlefield AveBangor, ME (207) 862-3737
Comfort Inn Bangor750 Hogan RdBangor, ME (207) 942-7899
Days Inn250 Odlin RdBangor, ME (207) 942-8272
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Banger300 Odlin RdBangor, ME (207) 990-0001
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton308 Godfrey BlvdBangor, ME (207) 947-6721
Hampton Inn10 Bangor Mall BlvdBangor, ME (207) 990-4400
Holiday Inn404 Odlin RdBangor, ME (207) 947-0101
Howard Johnson336 Odlin RdBangor, ME (207) 942-5251
Motel 61100 Hammond StBangor, ME (207) 947-6921
Ramada Inn Bangor375 Odlin RdBangor, ME (207) 947-6961
Super 8 Motel462 Odlin RdBangor, ME (207) 945-5681
The Charles Inn20 Broad StBangor, ME (207) 992-2820
Colony Motel649 N Main StBrewer, ME2.2 mi.(207) 989-6275
Cozy Inn440 Wilson StBrewer, ME2.5 mi.(207) 989-0084
Link View Motel377 Main StOrono, ME5.8 mi.(207) 866-7020
Best Western Black Bear Inn4 Godfrey DrOrono, ME7.8 mi.(207) 866-7120
Best Western Jed Prouty Inn64 MainBucksport, ME16.6 mi.(207) 464-3113
Light's Motel & Restaurant215 E Main StSearsport, ME24.6 mi.(207) 548-2405
Comfort Inn130 High StEllsworth, ME26.1 mi.(207) 667-1345
Holiday Inn-ellsworth-acadia NTL Park215 High StEllsworth, ME26.2 mi.(207) 667-9341
Colonial Travelodge321 High StEllsworth, ME26.6 mi.(207) 667-5548
Belfast Harbor Inn91 Searsport Ave Rt 1Belfast, ME28.8 mi.(207) 338-2740
Comfort Inn Ocean's EdgeRR 5 Box 5290Belfast, ME28.8 mi.(207) 338-2090
Gull MotelRR 5 Box 5377Belfast, ME28.8 mi.(207) 338-4030

Bangor Weather & Climate

Maine enjoys four distinct seasons. In the Penobscot Valley region, near the city of Bangor, there is plenty of clear, sunny weather in summer, with nights cool enough to provide a welcome relief from the warm days. Brisk, sunny days and cool nights in September prepare for what is the favorite season for many in Maine - the spectacular colors of fall. Temperatures continue to cool through October and November, with wintry weather returning around Thanksgiving. Cold weather settles in around the Penobscot Valley around Thanksgiving. January and February are generally the heart of winter. Below zero temperatures are possible, but infrequent and usually do not last for any long period of time. Temperatures begin to increase in March, with a corresponding increase in humidity. The Bangor area receives approximately 85 inches of snow a year, most of it occurring in eight to ten measurable storms per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 27°F 8°F 3.34 in. 38°F
February 30°F 11°F 2.54 in. 36°F
March 40°F 22°F 3.44 in. 38°F
April 52°F 33°F 3.32 in. 43°F
May 65°F 43°F 3.40 in. 49°F
June 74°F 53°F 3.41 in. 55°F
July 79°F 58°F 3.24 in. 59°F
August 78°F 57°F 2.99 in. 62°F
September 69°F 48°F 3.39 in. 57°F
October 57°F 38°F 3.48 in. 54°F
November 44°F 29°F 3.69 in. 52°F
December 33°F 15°F 3.33 in. 44°F

Bangor Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Bangor International airport (BGR) located about 2 miles west of Bangor, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located approximately 32 miles southeast of Bangor in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located roughly 47 miles west of Bangor in Waterville, Maine, the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located around 54 miles southwest of Bangor in Rockland, Maine, and finally the Augusta State airport (AUG) located about 60 miles southwest of Bangor in Augusta, Maine.

Bangor Attractions

Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME32.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Bangor Municipal Golf CourseBangorME 
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training CenterBangorME 
Pine Hill Golf ClubBrewerME3.5 mi.
Felt Brook Golf CenterHoldenME7.0 mi.
Penobscot Valley Country ClubOronoME7.7 mi.
Hampden Country ClubHampdenME8.5 mi.
Kenduskeag Valley Golf ClubKenduskeagME9.9 mi.
Hidden Meadows Golf CourseOld TownME10.8 mi.
Lucerne Hills Golf ClubEast HoldenME11.6 mi.
Bucksport Golf ClubBucksportME15.4 mi.
Todd Valley Golf ClubCharlestonME22.4 mi.
White Birches Country ClubEllsworthME22.4 mi.
Country View Golf ClubBrooksME24.5 mi.
Orchard View Golf CourseNewportME24.5 mi.
Searsport Pines Golf CourseSearsportME25.3 mi.
Palmyra Golf CoursePalmyraME27.9 mi.
Dexter Municipal Golf ClubDexterME28.7 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME28.9 mi.
Johnson W Parks Golf CoursePittsfieldME29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME43.8 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME59.7 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME67.9 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME88.7 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME91.7 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME98.6 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME102.7 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME108.6 mi.
State Parks
Fort Point State ParkME24.3 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME27.4 mi. 
Lamoine State ParkME34.8 mi. 
Peaks-Kenny State ParkME38.0 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME38.6 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME39.8 mi. 
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME42.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME51.5 mi.(Art)

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