- Our list of the best things to do in Bangor, Maine, features the top 38 nearby activities — including 19 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Bangor, ME has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Water Activities, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 28 things to do within the city of Bangor, ME , followed by 10 popular activities in nearby cities, including Ellsworth, Searsport and Orono
The Bar Island Trails feature tow different hiking difficulty ratings. The trails to the island are rated easy while paths on the actual island are moderate since they carry visitors in the heavily forested interior with a slightly steep climb.
Conducted in the waters both in and around the Acadia National Park, the company Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding offers many services and tours in the region. Visitors can have paddleboarding instruction, access rentals, and take yoga classes as well.
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Bar Harbor Whalewatch Co. Lighthouse Tour has been a regional favorite for over 25 years. Guests can enjoy boating, spot a whale, or even enjoy a nature cruise to see puffins and other wild animals.
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers whale and puffin watching tours, lighthouse tours, lobster fishing, and cruises to Baker Island. Visitors on these tours often see dolphins, eagles, porpoises, puffins, seals, and whales.
Starting from the pier at The Harborside Hotel & Marina, the Lulu Lobster Boat offers visitors a two-hour tour of Bar Harbor on a downeast-style lobster boat. Captain John Nicolai narrates the tour with many folklore stories, along with some history.
Aboard an actual lobster boat, Lulu Lobster Boat Rides offers a variety of tours along Maine's coast. And with an experienced captain, each trip is both entertaining and educational. Some tour options include lobster fishing, sightseeing and seal watching.
At least six nights a week, Improv Acadia offers two comedy shows, often based on audience suggestions. Occasionally, the company shows a film and the cast creates new sound effects to go with the movie based on audience suggestions.