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The Bangor City Forest also known as the Rolland F. Perry City Forest is a large recreation area in Bangor, Maine. The park consists of approximately 650 acres (2.6 km2) and features close to 10 miles (16 km) of hiking, cycling, and cross-country skiing trails. The trail system is well maintained and most trails are packed gravel. Although primarily a recreational area, it is technically a "working forest."Using our custom trip planner, Bangor attractions like Bangor City Forest can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The park has a large parking and picnic area located at the end of Tripp Drive. Additional parking is available at the end of Kittredge Road.
The entrance to the Orono Bog Boardwalk, a one-mile (1.6 km) boardwalk over the Orono Bog, is located on East Trail approximately 0.25 miles (0.4 km) from the parking area. The boardwalk is handicapped accessible.
Bangor City Forest reviews
Such beauty and the love our community gives to the Boardwalk certainly shows in the care it is given
Such beauty and the love our community gives to the Boardwalk certainly shows in the care it is given more »
We only had time for one trail and did the platform trail. It was fantastic, and this was even on an overcast day which ultimately had light right. It was a flat walk with lots to see and we had ages.... more
We only had time for one trail and did the platform trail. It was fantastic, and this was even on an overcast day which ultimately had light right. It was a flat walk with lots to see and we had ages.... more »
We were here for the bog walk, but the whole area is pretty great - magical, even. The forest and the crunchy gravel paths, then the bog walk is a boardwalk through various areas of a wetland, including a wide open space with great views. It's really a world apart! The parking is easy and just to the bog walk and back isn't very long. The boardwalk is made of composite wood and something about it (at least on our visit) creates a lot of static electricity, so your hair may stand up or you may shock other people in your party!
With an unusually beautiful 70-degree day in November, the trails were rightfully busy. They are well-kept, easy walks and certainly worth an afternoon or even just an hour to go explore. All of the trails are family-friendly, strollers are certainly possible, and seniors with walking sticks are able to easily navigate these trails. The Bangor City Forest is a brilliant, peaceful place yet close to everything Bangor.
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