Penobscot Bay

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  • 1. Farnsworth Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    One of the most important small museums in the country, much of the Farnsworth's collection is devoted to Maine-related works of the famous...Read More

  • 2. Penobscot Marine Museum

    Museum Village

    Just off Main Street, this downtown museum explores the maritime culture of the Penobscot Bay region. Exhibits of artifacts and paintings are...Read More

  • 3. Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory Tower/Fort Knox Historic Site

    Historic District/Site

    An "an engineering marvel" is how experts describe the 2,120-foot-long Penobscot Narrows Bridge, which opened in 2006 and which is taller than...Read More

  • 4. Friars' Bakehouse

    Store/Shop/Mall

    Locals say this place has the best whoopie pies in the Bangor area, and its yeasty breads are equally prized. The bakery and restaurant are...Read More

  • 5. Governor's Restaurant & Bakery

    Store/Shop/Mall

    This old family-friendly standby, with six locations including Bangor, is famed for its peanut-butter whoopie pies as well as the classic black...Read More

  • 6. Maine Discovery Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Three floors with more than 60 interactive exhibits let kids explore the state's ecosystem in Nature Trails, learn about other cultures in TradeWinds...Read More

  • 7. Maine Lighthouse Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The lighthouse museum has more than 25 Fresnel lighthouse lenses, as well as a collection of lighthouse artifacts and Coast Guard memorabilia...Read More

  • 8. Windjammer Weekend

    Festival–Sight

    One of the biggest and most colorful events of the year is the Camden Windjammer Festival, which takes place over Labor Day weekend. The harbor...Read More

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