DOWNTOWN BANGOR – 5 MILES
Visit the galleries and art studios that fill the city, as well as the many museums and live theater. One of the most fascinating is the Cole Land Transportation Museum that chronicles the history of vehicles, from horse-drawn wagons to military jeeps. Stop to dine and shop, and perhaps try your luck at the Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway. Enjoy a concert from many of today’s top artist’s at the Darling Waterfront Concert venue. Art and music enthusiasts will embrace the festive atmosphere in Bangor. When the Bangor State Fair sets up in the summer, you can enjoy the experience of ride, games and fried treats.
Hermon Meadow Golf Course welcomes every level of player, from junior to expert and is a short 10 minute drive from the campground.
In addition to Downtown Bangor’s shops, The Bangor Mall is a short 10 minute drive and offers over 80 stores, shops and restaurants. The mall area offers many additional stores and restaurants including a walmart.
GREAT DAY TRIP OPTIONS WITH 1 HOUR’S DRIVE
Baxter State Park – Rising on the horizon is Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s tallest peak, in Baxter State Park. Baxter is full of hiking trails, lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and spectacular waterfalls. You can swim, fly fish, canoe and kayak here. Photographers will find plenty of subjects in the many birds and animals in the area.
Acadia National Park – Acadia National Park is one of the country’s most popular parks, with a full range of activities for a day or a week. See it on foot, by car, by bike or by boat. Drop by the Jordan Pond House for tea and popovers, a century-long tradition at the park. The20-mile Park Loop Road offers breathtaking views of ocean, mountains, and forests.
The nearby city of Bar Harbor is home to exciting nightlife, excellent shopping and restaurants along with thrilling outdoor adventures. Catch a whale-watching cruise or tour the waters by kayak or canoe. Spend some quality time in the many museums, including the Bar Harbor Whale Museum and the Bar Harbor Historical Society. Stroll along the charming shopping area for handcrafted souvenirs and take the beautiful trail highlighting Bar Harbor’s historic mansions.
Moosehead Lake – Moosehead Lake welcome’s visitor’s shimmering blue water and lovely setting. Henry David Thoreau was one of the early explorers, and a century ago the elite summered in the hotels on the shores. Take a cruise on a historic steamship, go fly fishing, kayak or canoe Make sure you take a look around to spy a moose or two.