Spend your summer in the heart of Maine
The Queen City of Bangor is the perfect starting point for your Maine Highlands vacation. Located in the heart of Maine, Bangor is easy to get to and hard to leave. Whether you fly into Bangor International Airport or arrive by I-95, Bangor will delight you with historic architecture, a thriving food and craft beer scene, and live music all year round.
Maine is known for its natural beauty, and The Maine Highlands is no exception. Whether you’re exploring the meandering trails of the Bangor City Forest or lacing up your hiking boots to tackle Mount Katahdin, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to explore.
Plan your visit around one of our many summer and fall festivals. Each August, The American Folk Festival takes over the Bangor waterfront, showcasing music from around the world. The Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in June is, hands down, the sweetest festival in the state. From quaint, friendly, small town summer festivals to the annual International Seaplane Fly-in and Bangor Car Show, there’s never a shortage of fun experiences in The Maine Highlands.