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Best Easy Hikes close to Bangor, Maine

Things to do in Bangor, Maine - Day Hikes

There are so many things to do in Bangor, Maine! If you’re into the outdoors and hiking, then this is the place for you. Bangor is the gateway to many amazing outdoor adventures. You can start your adventure as soon as you get to Bangor, even if you don’t have much time! There are many day hikes near Bangor, Maine for outdoor officianados of all levels. In this article, we highlight all of the best day hikes close to Bangor, Maine. 

Day Hikes in Bangor, Maine

Bangor City Forest and Orono Bogwalk

Rolland F. Perry City Forest encompasses more than 680 acres of wildlife habitat and working forest in Bangor, Maine, and features more than 4 miles of access roads and more than 9 miles of trails for running, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. It is owned by the city of Bangor and open throughout the year.

Getting to the Bangor City Forest and the Orono Bogwalk

Parking – There are two options for parking, but we always utilize the option on Tripp Drive. It’s a larger lot and you can access many trails from this lot. To get to the Orono Boardwalk from this lot, you just take a right. To view the full trail map, click here. 

Distance from the Bangor Airport – approximately 7 miles, 15 minutes. 

Bangor City Forest and Orono Bogwalk Trail Stats

Length: There are many trails of all lengths at the Bangor City Forest. There is no elevation, so it’s great for running, or walking. For a longer trail, we prefer the East-West Loop Trail – 3.97mi. The Orono Bog Boardwalk Loop is only 0.93 mi, so it’s great for a morning walk with excellent views!

Hiking with dogs: Yes, definitely!

Hiking with kids: Absolutely! The boardwalk is bumpy, so if the kiddos a in a stroller, it might be an issue. 

Bangor to Brewer Riverwalk

About the Bangor to Brewer Riverwalk

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Getting to the Bangor to Brewer Riverwalk by either Bangor or Brewer

Breweries in Bangor MaineBangor Riverwalk – Parking is down by the Sea Dog Brewing Company. Bonus – try the Sea Dog Beers! If you like Breweries, check out this post on Breweries in Bangor, Maine

Brewer Riverwalk – Parking is by Mason’s Brewing Company. Bonus – have a ice cold brew while taking in the views. 

Brewer and Bangor Riverwalk Trail Stats

This trail can be long or short! It’s great for running if you want to tie the two together, or a nice afternoon stroll with the dogs and or kids. 

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There’s no elevation, so this trail is great for beginners. 


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