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Foliage, Culture and Cuisine in the Bangor Region Explore: Museums  BANGOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLE LAND TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM  MAINE DISCOVERY MUSEUM Bangor is a great place to explore! Visit area museums, walk along quiet trails through the woods, paddle pristine waterways, and savor the flavors of vibrant local eateries.  UNIVERSITY OF MAINE MUSEUM OF ART  BREWER HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S CLEWLEY MUSEUM DAY 1 Fly or drive into Bangor and check into one of the many comfortable and affordable hotels or motels close to downtown. Stretch your legs with a Bangor Historical Society walking tour through downtown Bangor or Mount Hope Cemetery. In early October, the historic Thomas Hill Standpipe opens to the public. Head there for a gorgeous fall view of the City of Bangor. Enjoy dinner at one of the many local restaurants.  DEXTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUMS  PENOBSCOT INDIAN NATION MUSEUM DAY 2 Take an easy drive to Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town. You can reserve canoes or kayaks (along with life jackets) 24 hours before your arrival. Explore the waterways by paddle or the trails by foot. Be sure to bring your binoculars if you enjoy birdwatching! Grab lunch in downtown Orono at one of the local restaurants or breweries. Catch an evening performance in Orono at the Collins Center for the Arts or in Bangor at the Bangor Opera House, Cross Insurance Center, the Gracie Theatre, or Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion.  MILLINOCKET HISTORICAL SOCIETY  THE PATTEN LUMBERMEN’S MUSEUM  HUDSON MUSEUM DAY 3 Start your day at the University of Maine Museum of Art, which shows modern and contemporary works by artists from Maine and away. Or step into the past at the Maine Forest & Logging Museum’s Living History Days in nearby Bradley, where reenactors demonstrate steam powered vehicles, sawmills, and rope making. Save time to explore the cafés and stores in Downtown Bangor. See if you can find the wheatpaste murals scattered across downtown buildings. The Kenduskeag Stream Trail can be accessed from downtown and the Brewer Riverwalk is right across the river. Take a short drive down Stillwater Avenue to the Bangor City Forest and Orono Bog Boardwalk. You’ll feel a million miles away from the bustle of the city as you observe migratory birds and delicate bog plants. GREATER BANGOR CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Stop in to 330 Harlow Street during regular business hours for maps, guidebooks, brochures, and information about the Bangor area—or have materials sent to your home address. | 1-800-91-Moose  MAINE FOREST & LOGGING MUSEUM  PAGE FARM & HOME MUSEUM   DOVER-FOXCROFT HISTORICAL SOCIETY OBSERVER BUILDING   S/S KATAHDIN & MOOSEHEAD MARINE MUSEUM   HARRIGAN LEARNING CENTER & MUSEUM  ONSON MUSEUM >  M THE MAINE HIGHLANDS.COM | 25