Hiking and Biking Trails in the Bangor Region

City of Bangor Trails

The City maintains a number of trails for recreational use. The Bangor Land Trust also maintains a number of links to download printable maps and includes information on outdoor programs.

Brewer River Walk and Children’s Garden

Located on the waterfront along the Penobscot River, the Brewer Riverwalk features themed plantings, paved walking paths, a waterfall and an area for events such as weddings or performances. In the children’s garden you will find chess tables and picnic tables for people of all ages to enjoy. The entire length of the Riverwalk is equipped with free Wi-Fi (90 minutes/per person/day) and 24 hour video surveillance for safety. https://brewermaine.gov/community/riverwalk-trail/

Other parks and hiking areas around Brewer:  https://brewermaine.gov/parks-recreation/parks-cemeteries/

Orono Land Trust

The Orono Land Trust maintains 14 different areas. Visitors use the trails for a range of outdoor activities. In the summer, trails can be used for walking and biking. In the winter, skiing, snowshoeing, and more are available.

Our more than 1,000 acres offer a host of low-impact activities for people of all ages to enjoy the natural beauty of Maine.  For more information and printable maps: oronolandtrust.org/lands-trails-maps/

Old Town’s Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is 2,460 acres of conserved woodlands and wetlands just West of Old Town, Maine dedicated to preserving nature while providing educational, and recreational opportunities to the public.
Hirundo offers 7+ miles of marked trails, river access, public programs, and free rental opportunities for canoes, kayaks, and snowshoes. Our universal access trail, the Trail of the Senses, offers sensory and mobility impaired communities as well as the elderly an opportunity to access and experience nature.With its proximity to the University of Maine campus in Orono, the Refuge acts as a living laboratory for a wide range of University classes and student projects.

Hirundo offers environmental educational programs to schools and the public throughout the year and is dedicated to cultivating a love of nature in local youth and fostering future generations of environmental stewards.

For more information: https://www.hirundomaine.org/about-hirundo


Bangor Area Trails Map – Bangor Greendrinks

For a more comprehensive list of hiking and biking locations, local environmental non-profit Bangor Greendrinks created a Bangor Area Trails map and guide. The guide is updated annually. It is a great resource to find riverfront strolls, solitary walks in the woods, challenging singletrack for mountain biking, and winter trails for cross-country skiing, showshoeing, and biking.

Bangor Area Trails Map & Guide

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