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Bangor, ME

The Paul Bunyan Statue Outside the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Maine

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.


Sprinkle Donut from Frank's Bakery Located in Bangor Maine

Frank's Bake Shop

199 State St #5410, Bangor, ME 04401

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Bangor's Best: Meat, Egg, and Cheese on Biscuit or English Muffin $5.59

Breakfast Burrito: Breakfast Sandwich All Wrapped Up $8.29

95 South: Everything Bagel, Fried Egg, Pepper Jack Cheese, Avocado, Red Onion, and Chipotle Mayo $7.99


Monday to Saturday 6 am - 6 pm

Sunday Closed

Order Online: Yes

They Are Also Known For Their Donuts and Pizza

The OMG Breakfast Sandwich at the Grind House Located in Bangor, Maine, Home of Creative Breakfast Sandwiches

The Grind House

1 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Mile High Burrito: Ham, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Green Pepper, Red Peppers, Home Fries, and Cheddar Cheese, All Wrapped in a Tortilla

OMG: Sausage, Egg, Bacon, Prosciutto, and American Cheese Served on a Glazed Donut

The Lumberjack: Sausage, Bacon, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese Served Between Two Pancakes


Daily 7 am - 4 pm

Order Online: No

They Also Have a Very Good Lunch Menu Too


Cole Land Transportation Museum

The museum displays a broad spectrum of vehicles/equipment that play an essential role in Maine's land transportation.

What will you see: Snowplows, Motorcycles, Fire Engines, Trains, Farm Equipment, and More


Adult: $7.00

Seniors (62+): $5.00

AAA: $6.00

Children (Under 19) Free

Train Inside the Cole Land Transportation Museum Located in Bangor Maine

405 Perry Rd, Bangor, ME 04401


Seasonal May 1st to Nov 11th

Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Open Seasonally May 1st to November 11th

Treworgy Family Orchards

One of the Best Pick-Your-Own Experiences Around

  • Blueberries: mid-July through August, $5.25 per pint

  • Raspberries: mid-July through October, $6.25 per pint

  • Strawberries: mid-June through mid-July, $6.00 per pint

  • Apples: September through October, $1.59 lb(2021), Honeycrisp is $2.89/lb (2021)

  • Pumpkins: Fall Time 60 cents/lb

Every Year the Farm Has a New Award-Winning Corn Maze

They Also Serve Up Some Good Ice Cream, Pizza, and Cider Donuts

Maze at Treworgy Family Orchards Located in Levant Maine, Do Not Forget To Grab Some Cider Donuts During Your Visit

3876 Union St, Levant, ME 04456


Winter - Check Note to Right in Gold

Closed for Season Reopen May 9th, 2023

Hermon Mountain Ski Area

Soley a winter activity, New Hermon Mountain is a family-owned skiing facility just 10 minutes from Bangor. Their trail map looks like twenty trails are available for skiing/snowboarding enjoyment.

When the Winter Season starts again, I will have hours and rates posted here.

Adult (13+): Half Day $40 Full Day $55

Junior(5-12): Half Day $35 Full Day $50


Ski Slope at Hermon Mountain Ski Area Located in Hermon Maine

441 Newburgh Rd, Hermon, ME 04401

Hours (1.7.23):

Monday Closed

Tues to Fri 3 pm - 8 pm

Sat 9 am - 7 pm

Sun 9 am - 4 pm

Zillman Art Museum

Some of the Exhibits at the Museum

  • Placement - Works by Jenny Brillhart

  • Altered States and Other Stories - Works by Kit Warren

  • In the Shadows - Works from Permanent Collection

The Beautiful Inside of Zillman Art Museum Located in Bangor Maine at University of Maine Campus Area

40 Harlow St, Bangor, ME 04401

Admission is FREE

Museum Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm


A Onion & Pastrami Pizza From Papa Gambino's, Local Pizzeria Located in Bangor Maine

Papa Gambino's Pizzas Subs

622 Hammond St, Bangor, ME 04401

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Pepperoni Pizza 16": $15.85

Meatball & Cheese Calzone: $11.49

Papa's Steak Bomb Sub: 1/2 lb of Shaved Steak, Sauteed Mushrooms, Onions, Green Peppers, and Melted Provolone $10.75


Monday to Wednesday 8 am - 9 pm

Thursday to Saturday 8 am - 10 pm

Sunday Closed

Order Online: No

Both Pizza and Subs Are On Point

Wicked Chicken Burger at Dysart's Restaurant in Hermon, Maine, Best Truck Stop in the Northeast

Dysart's Restaurant

530 Coldbrook Rd, Hermon, ME 04401

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Poutine: Fries Topped with Melted Cheese and Covered in Gravy $7.00

Wicked Good Chicken Burger: Fried Chicken with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, and Ranch Dressing $12.00

Chicken Pot Pie: Famous Buttery Flaky Crust Filled with Chicken, Peas, and Carrots $13.00

Hot Thanksgiving: Turkey, Stuffing, and Cranberry Sauce Between Two Slice of Bread Covered in Gravy $12.00


Daily 6 am - 8 pm

Order Online: Yes

For Dessert Get Their Famous Blueberry Pie, A Must Try

Cinnamon Granola Crunch Ice Cream at Gifford's Ice Cream Located in Bangor Maine

Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

1109 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401

Flavor Samples From Menu (Seasonal)

Banana Cream Pie: Banana Ice Cream with Vanilla Wafers Cookies and Whipped Cream

Dough Your Job: Vanilla Ice Cream with Chunks of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Caramel Footballs & Heavy Ribbons of Fudge

Scoop-A-Snack: Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with Pretzel Ripple and Candy Coated Mini Chocolate Chips

Maine Wild Blueberry: Maine Wild Blueberry Ice Cream with Blueberry Swirl

Hours (11.28.22):

Currently Closed For Season

Order Online: No

Best Ice Cream in Bangor Maine, So Many Flavors to Choose From

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

Best Western White House Inn

  • Located Right Next Door to Dysart's Restaurant & Truck Stop

  • Short Drive to Hermon Mountain Ski Area

  • Continental Breakfast

  • Pet Friendly

The Exterior of the Best Western White House Inn, Classic Hotel Located in Bangor Maine

155 Littlefield Ave, Bangor, ME 04401

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

One King Bed in August 22' - $264.66

One King Bed in Nov 22' - $145.99

One King Bed in Feb 23' - $161.66

One King Bed in April 23' - $170.99

Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor

  • The Famous Paul Bunyan Statues Sit Right Out Front

  • Hops House 99, Nice Place to Unwind, Enjoy Some Pub Food and Couple Brews

  • Deluxe Queen Room is 420-square-foot

  • If Playing Slots is Your Enjoyment, They Have 715 of the Latest Slot Machines and Video Poker Games 

Room View at Hollywood Casino Hotel Located in Bangor Maine

500 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

Deluxe Queen in August 22' - $199.99

Deluxe Queen in Nov 22' - $199.99

Deluxe Queen in Feb 23' - $209.99

Deluxe Queen in April 23' - $209.99

21 and up fun

Killer Bunny, Hazy IPA from Mason's Brewing Company Located Near Bangor Maine

Mason's Brewing Company

15 Hardy St, Brewer, ME 04412


Hipster Apocalypse: IPA - American | 5.7% ABV | 20 IBU

Holiday Porter aka Cousin Eddie: Porter - Baltic | 7.3% ABV

Liquid Rapture: IPA - Imperial/Double | 8.2% ABV | 68 IBU

Ice Cream Ale: Blueberry Cream Ale | 5.5% ABV

Smashing Pumpkins: Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen  | 6.5% ABV

Midnight Train: Lager - Munich Dunkel | 5.5% ABV

Cider: Cider - Dry | 6.0% ABV

Hours (1.7.23):

Mon to Thurs 11 am - 9 pm

Friday 11 am - 10:30 pm

Saturday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Sunday 10:30 am - 9 pm

Food Menu is Available

West Coast IPA from Bangor Beer Co. Located in Bangor Maine

Bangor Beer Co.

330 Bangor Mall Blvd, Bangor, ME 04401


Juri: IPA - New England / Hazy | 7.3% ABV | 67 IBU

Snowblind: IPA - American | 7.2% ABV

Oddball: Stout - American | 5.2% ABV 

Disco Sasquatch: IPA-Imperial | 8.2% ABV

Brite: Lager - Helles | 5.0% ABV


Monday to Wednesday 3 pm - 9 pm

Thursday Noon - 9 pm

Friday & Saturday Noon - 10 pm

Sunday Noon - 9 pm

Food Menu is Available

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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