- TripBuzz found 15 things to do with kids in or near Skowhegan, Maine, including 5 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Waterville.
- From Gifford's Miniature Golf to Eaton Mountain, the Skowhegan area offers 54 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Mini Golf, Other Entertainment and Theaters.
- Home to the oldest continuous state fair in the United States, as well as the beautiful Lake George, the city of Skowhegan is a historical tourist destination in Maine's Somerset County. The charming city is home to an array of traditional ice cream shops, antique markets and farm-fresh produce, as well as an array of local eateries.
J. Norman Martin was paid $137 to create the fiberglass-over-metal frame Paul Bunyan statue that sits opposite the Bangor Civic Center. The 37-foot tall statue weighs 3,700 pounds, and Martin built the statue to withstand 110 mile an hour winds.
One of the participants of the Ready to Learn national program, the Maine Discovery Museum was opened in 2001. Besides the hands-on exhibitions and the learning programs, it can also host birthday parties and other special events.
The Penobscot Theater is a professional regional theater. When not busy educating children in area schools, the theater troupe gives several performance each year in the Art Deco/ Egyptian Revival style Bangor's Opera House that was originally constructed in 1920.
Located along Essex Woods, Bangor Dog Park features fenced grassy areas for canine recreation and exercise. The park provides a double-gated entrance, benches, access to water and a separate area for smaller dogs.
Bald Mountain, part of the Maine Birding Trail, has two paths to the summit where hikers often see spruce grouse, gray jay, boreal chickadees, and blackpoll warblers. From the summit, hikers can see Rangeley Lake, Cupsuptic Lake, Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Saddleback Mountain, Elephant Mountain, and Mount Washingt…