Bangor is a friendly city in Maine that has a continental climate with warm summers and snowy winters. It is an ideal tour destination for those who prefer a tranquil atmosphere. The city has beautiful parks, gardens, and riverside walkways that can offer a relaxing holiday experience. Located on the Penobscot River, the city also has some waterfront attractions. Our trip to Bangor was quite short but still, we could make it to some of the prominent sites, a few of which are described below,
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
This historic cemetery which was built in 1834 is a major attraction of Bangor. The old cemetery is a resting ground for many elite citizens and aristocrats. Owing to its immense historical significance the place was selected to be listed on the NRHP (National Register of Historic Places). However, more than its historic value, it is the enchantingly designed garden that brings visitors to this spot. The place has attractive paved roadways, carved stone structures, statues, colorful trees, shrubs, and creepers that make the entire place look quite heavenly.
Bangor City Forest
The place offers a natural recreation area that spans over a vast area of 650 acres. Here you can find beautiful long trails that stretch as far as 10 miles. People from neighboring towns and cities visit the place for cycling, hiking, and cross-country skiing. The forest area comes with a parking lot located on Kittredge Road. There is also a large area arranged for picnicking. The forest is also well known for its Orono Bog Boardwalk.
Cascade Park is an ideal location for enjoying a day-long picnicking in Bangor. With long trails through groves of pine trees, the park offers a natural surrounding for a perfect family picnic. There is a waterfall and a small fountain that has become the center of attraction. The park also offers ample recreational facilities for the visitors to rest and relax.