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1/31/24

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.

Breakfast

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 $6.99


Breakfast Burrito: Breakfast Sandwich All Wrapped Up $8.99


95 South: Everything Bagel, Fried Egg, Pepper Jack Cheese, Avocado, Red Onion, and Chipotle Mayo $8.99

Hours

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

Hours

Daily 7 am - 3 pm


Order Online: No

They Also Have a Very Good Lunch Menu Too

Activities

Cole Land Transportation Museum

Summary


The Cole Land Transportation Museum is a unique institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history of land transportation in the United States, with a focus on the state of Maine. Established in 1989 by businessman and philanthropist Galen Cole, the museum features an extensive collection of vintage vehicles, including cars, trucks, military vehicles, and more.


The museum aims to honor the contributions of individuals in the transportation industry, particularly those with ties to Maine. Visitors can explore exhibits displaying a wide range of vehicles from different eras, including antique cars, firefighting trucks, and military equipment.


In addition to the vehicle displays, the Cole Land Transportation Museum highlights the stories of people who played a role in Maine's transportation history. It serves as both an educational resource and a tribute to the rich heritage of land transportation in the region.


Admission


Adult: $10.00

Seniors (62+): $8.00

Children (Under 19) Free

Train Inside the Cole Land Transportation Museum Located in Bangor Maine

405 Perry Rd, Bangor, ME 04401

Hours:

Seasonal May 1st to Nov 11th

Daily 9 am - 4 pm

Sept. Highlight: Transportation Festival ~ September 15th 2024

Treworgy Family Orchards

Summary


Treworgy Family Orchards is a family-owned orchard and farm located in Levant, Maine. Established in 1996, the orchard has grown to become a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Known for its picturesque setting and agricultural offerings, Treworgy Family Orchards features a variety of activities for visitors, including apple picking, pumpkin patches, and a challenging corn maze.


The orchard not only provides a scenic backdrop for seasonal activities but also offers an opportunity for families to learn about farming and agriculture. With a commitment to education and community engagement, Treworgy Family Orchards hosts events, workshops, and farm-to-table experiences, allowing visitors to connect with the farming lifestyle.


From enjoying fresh produce to navigating the intricacies of a well-designed corn maze, Treworgy Family Orchards provides a wholesome and enjoyable experience for those looking to embrace the charm of a New England orchard.


One of the Best Pick-Your-Own Experiences Around


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

Hours

Check Their Website for Updates

Closed for Season Reopen May 9th, 2023

Hermon Mountain Ski Area

Summary


Hermon Mountain Ski Area is a popular winter sports destination located in Hermon, Maine. Established in 1964, this family-friendly ski area provides a range of outdoor recreational activities, particularly skiing and snowboarding. With a variety of trails catering to different skill levels, Hermon Mountain offers opportunities for both beginners and experienced winter sports enthusiasts.


The ski area features a ski school, making it an ideal location for those looking to learn or improve their skiing and snowboarding skills. In addition to its well-maintained slopes, Hermon Mountain offers amenities such as rental equipment, a lodge with a cozy fireplace, and a welcoming atmosphere for families and individuals seeking a winter adventure.


As a community-focused ski area, Hermon Mountain provides a convenient and enjoyable winter sports experience for locals and visitors alike, contributing to the outdoor recreational offerings in the region.


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

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


Tubing (Open in Late Jan/Early Feb)


$20 for a 2 hour session

Ski Slope at Hermon Mountain Ski Area Located in Hermon Maine

441 Newburgh Rd, Hermon, ME 04401

Hours (1.7.24)

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


  • Poems I Meant to Write - Linda Packard


  • Storm Over the City - Richard Wilson


  • Frost and Bloom - Works from Permanent Collection


Cost


FREE FREE FREE

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

40 Harlow St, Bangor, ME 04401

Museum Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Jan. Highlight: Check Out the New Exhibit "Marin Family Collection" ~ Till April 20th, 2024

Food

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

Hours

Monday to Wednesday 8 am - 9 pm

Thursday to Saturday 8 am - 10 pm

Sunday Closed

Order Online: No

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Pepperoni Pizza 16": $19.50


Meatball & Cheese Calzone: $12.49


Papa's Steak Bomb Sub: 1/2 lb of Shaved Steak, Sauteed Mushrooms, Onions, Green Peppers, and Melted Provolone $11.69

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

Crinkle Fries Poutine (starter): Fries Topped with Melted Cheese and Covered in Gravy $8.75


Wicked Good Chicken Burger: Fried Chicken with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, and Ranch Dressing $14.25


Chicken Pot Pie: Famous Buttery Flaky Crust Filled with Chicken, Peas, and Carrots $16.00


Hot Thanksgiving Sandwich: Turkey, Stuffing, and Cranberry Sauce Between Two Slice of Bread Covered in Gravy $14.50


Slice Blueberry Pie: Wild Maine Blueberries $5.99



Hours

Daily 6 am - 9 pm

Order Online: Yes

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


Peanut Butter Pie: Graham Cracker Ribbon Ties in Rich Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chunks of Chopped Peanut Butter Cups


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

Hours (1.28.24)

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 within Driving Distance of the Hermon Mountain Ski Area, Bangor Drive-In, and Cole Land Transportation Museum


  • Food/Drinks Options: Free Continental Breakfast (hotel ) and Dysart's Restaurant (nearby)


  • Who is this for: Skiers, Outdoor Movie Goers, Exhibit Explorer, & Freeway Fanatic

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)


King Bed in April 23' - $170.99

King Bed in April 24' - $145.99


Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor

  • Located within Driving Distance of the Zillman Art Museum, Cole Land Transportation Museum, and Paul Bunyan Statue


  • Food/Drinks Options: Hops House 99 (pub fare), Take 2 Pizza (hotel), and The Grind House (breakfast nearby)


  • Who is this for: Patron of the Arts, Gambler, Auto Aficionado, & Legend Lovers 

Room View at Hollywood Casino Hotel Located in Bangor Maine

500 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


Queen in April 23' - $209.99

Queen in April 24' - $199.99

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

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

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 (1.7.24)

Mon to Thurs 11 am - 9 pm

Friday 11 am - 10 pm

Saturday 10:30 am - 10 pm

Sunday 10:30 am - 9 pm

Jan. Highlight: Try the Midnight Train, Dunkel Style Lager with Hints of Chocolate and Caramel

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

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

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

Hours

Mon to Thu Noon - 9 pm

Fri & Sat Noon - 10 pm

Sunday Noon - 9 pm

Jan. Highlight: Try the Snowblind ~ India Pale Ale

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

The Summary in Activities Uses OpenAI. (2024). ChatGPT (3.5) [Large language model]. https://chat.openai.com

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