Things To Do In Bangor

59% Off Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

New England Outdoor Center

Millinocket

$119 $49

Guides lead trips through Class IV rapids of Penobscot River, including shoreline barbecue lunch

51% Off Aerial Tour over Acadia National Park

Acadia Air Tours

Bar Harbor Airport

$199 $98

Get aerial views of Acadia National Park, harbors, lighthouses, and islands from the open cockpit of a biplane

Up to 41% Off Half-Day Rock-Climbing Trips

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

Bar Harbor

$198 $119

(105)

Experienced guides lead climbers through novice, intermediate, and advanced rock routes in Acadia National Park or Clifton

Up to 39% Off Whitewater Rafting

Maine Rafting Expeditions

North Penobscot

$220 $135

Splash through the Penobscot River’s Class IV and V rapids during full-day rafting trips led by experienced guides; barbecue meal included

Up to 51% Off White-Water Rafting Trip

Maine Whitewater

Multiple Locations

$238 $118

Rafting outfitter with 38 years of experience takes adventurers out on the Kennebec, Penobscot, or Dead River for thrilling rafting

Up to 54% Off Mini Golf

The Sports Arena

Bangor

$24 $12

Balls roll toward holes on challenging 18-hole outdoor miniature-golf course

50% Off Kayaking Tour from Driftwood Kayak

Driftwood Kayak

Deer Isle

$198 $99

After learning some energy-conservation techniques, kayakers of all skill levels paddle around about five islands on 5- to 7-hour tours

Up to 31% Off Movie with Snacks at Alamo Theatre

Alamo Theatre

Bucksport

$29 $20

The theater is one of New England's oldest standing structures originally built as a cinema

Select Local Merchants

Established: 2012
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: P&H, Epic, NDK, Necky, Werner, Kokatat, NRS, Sea to Summit
Parking: Free street parking
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Full-day excursions
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Pro Tip: Dress appropriately for the weather

Q&A with Peter Jones, Owner and Sea Kayak Guide

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
We have a skills-based Quickstart Kayaking workshop for beginners and intermediate paddlers, as well as weekly sunset and sunrise excursions. We offer Epic Kayak workshops where you can try out your sea kayaking skills in these innovatively designed boats. We also provide comfy overnight accommodations.

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We like to think that most folks can learn to paddle all day without getting tired, so firstly we'll provide you with an ultra-light carbon-fiber paddle, which is easy on the wrists and arms, and then we'll teach you some of the energy-efficient techniques you can use to help you get the most out of your paddling.

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
At the beginning of each excursion, we will plan the day's excursion using a nautical chart and have comprehensive on-the-water training in paddling technique and safety procedures. We also review what to do in an emergency situation. The planning and safety talk will take about an hour.

17 Hardy's Hill Road
Deer Isle,
ME
US

Since the first swing in 1962, Pine Hill Golf Club & Course has been an oasis of outdoor recreation for golfers to hunt birdies and pars. The 9-hole course actually plays like an 18-hole course due to the two sets of tee boxes on each hole, which present unique approaches and shot-making opportunities when looped twice over. As an 18-hole course, the layout stretches 5,571 yards for a par 72. Golfers of all ages and ability levels delight in the course's numerous opportunities to overcome challenges and wave flagsticks over a conquered green.

Prior to a round, golfers hone swings at the driving range, where all-grass tee boxes mimic the feel of on-course shots. For a better grasp on the game, players can book a lesson with PGA professional Mark Hall, who offers corrective advice to improve swing mechanics, such as how to develop consistent muscle memory or how to maximize drives with a bedazzled scepter. An on-site snack bar refuels hungry golfers and a pro shop carries select equipment and apparel.

Course at a Glance:

  • 9-hole, par 36 course
  • Course rating of 63
  • Course slope of 95
  • Two sets of tees per hole
23 Pine Hill Drive
Orrington,
ME
US

At Playland Adventures, bowlers don’t need a bowling ball. They are the bowling ball. Safely ensconced in a globe, players get to experience what it’s like to hurtle down a bowling lane without getting tackled by security. This sport joins the bevy of other interactive activities hosted by Playland Adventures, which range from boxing with jumbo mitts to jousting with cushioned cylinders and trying to slam-dunk during basketball bungee. Adjacent to these challenges, the bounce zone invites jumpers age 2 and older to leap about in bounce houses, navigate obstacle courses, and whoosh down a pair of 22’ high inflated slides.

Playland Adventures also cools down guests during the warmer months with the splash zone, where inflatable slides lead into shallow, chlorinated pools. A fleet of ZORB globes allows kids to roll around in inflated spheres, and an airborne ride lets wee ones slip into harnesses and parachute upwards in a shuttle-shaped inflatable.

510 Wilson St
Brewer,
ME
US

With an experienced guide at the helm, eager explorers pile into Maine Rafting Expedition’s brightly colored rafts, ready to crash over rumbling rapids throughout Maine’s rivers. Their excursions suit adventurers of all abilities, from more relaxed family- and kid-friendly jaunts through the Penobscot River’s Class III and IV rapids to white-knuckle-inducing trips through Canada Falls’ Class-V rapids and a 20-foot waterfall. The most popular trip runs down 16 miles of the Penobscot River, whose Class IV and V rapids offer a heart-pumping ride for paddlers and wild moose aged 14 and up. The seasoned guides also lead overnight expeditions, which break for slumber at fully equipped campsites along the river. On every trip, rafters can fuel up with the included riverside barbecues and commemorate their journeys with photos and videos available for purchase.

Wilderness Edge Campground
Millinocket,
ME
US

Dan and Maureen McDonald battle the waves on a daily basis. As co-owners of Penobscot Adventures, they and their trained guides steer patrons through Class III–V rapids on the Penobscot and Seboomook Rivers and Canada Falls. During rafting expeditions, the team demonstrates techniques that riders use while paddling through the zigzagging forces of whitewater rapids. Their adventure outpost also supplies riverboarding trips that garb patrons in wetsuits and send them out on oversize boogie boards. Out of the water, adventure takes the shape of paintball games that pit players against one another as they dart through the trees and shoot vibrant pellets until someone draws up a treaty with minimal economic sanctions.

102 Millinocket Lake Rd.
Millinocket,
ME
US

Our inviting rooms, always an undeniable value, are equipped with everything you'll need, including 42” LCD flat screen TV’s and free wireless internet, to make your stay memorable. Relax in comfort with world-class amenities, exceptional service and spacious, luxurious rooms.

500 Main Street
Bangor,
ME
US