Home of the University of Maine, Orono has it all. Located around the Stillwater and the Penobscot Rivers, Orono offers its 10,500+ residents (including university students) something for everyone. There is a thriving downtown and a wide variety of outdoor recreations.
For those outdoor enthusiasts there are hiking, skiing and biking trails on over 200 acres of reserved greenspace with a quarter mile of the shopping district. The Penobscot Valley Country Club is one of the most beautiful 18-hole courses in the State.
Orono offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation. The Stillwater and Penobscot Rivers present canoeing, kayaking and bass fishing opportunities. Larger craft can be launched into Pushaw Lake at Gould's Landing, only 10 miles from the center of town. For those who prefer to stay on dry land, Orono offers walking, skiing and biking rails on over 200 acres of reserved greenspace. Public tennis, basketball, swimming and ice skating facilities are also available. The Penobscot Valley Country Club provides a beautiful and challenging 18-hole golf course.
The University of Maine offers many activities to the public including a variety of entertainers at the Maine Center for the Arts, athletic competitions at once of the many sports complexes such as the Alfond Arena, shows at the Planetarium and many museums.
HistoryIncorporated March 12, 1806. Home of the University of Maine, Orono has it all! Surrounded by the Stillwater and the Penobscot Rivers, Orono offers its 10,573 residents (including UM students) something for everyone. The thriving downtown attracts people to specialty shopping, restaurants, lodging and churches. A walking tour brochure available at the Town Office, gives visitors a glimpse of Orono's colorful history through its architecture.
Town of Orono website: www.orono.org