Greater Bangor, Maine sits in one of the most beautiful places in the state, right on the shores of the Penobscot River. Surrounded on all sides by local forests and rural farmland, Bangor is overflowing with scenic beauty and nearby parks for residents and visitors alike to enjoy—stroll on the newly revised riverfront or enjoy the fountain and waterfall at Cascade Park.
If you’re into geocaching, Greater Bangor has over 2,000 caches in the area—it’s like a modern treasure hunt! All you have to do is use your mobile phone or GPS. However, there’s nothing wrong with exploring the old fashioned way, too, and with the 680-acre Bangor City Forest right at our doorstep there’s plenty of local flora and fauna to be seen in person. You can even go to the Field Pond Audubon Center or any of the many nearby wildlife sanctuaries for bird-watching.
There’s a lot of land to cover in Greater Bangor, Maine, which is why we at Varney Buick GMC recommend getting yourself a vehicle that can tackle any obstacle you throw at it—on or off the road. Why not take the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 for a spin? You can even bring all your picnicking equipment along for the ride.
Live in the Bangor, Maine area? Like live music? You’re in luck. This summer, the Downtown Bangor Partnership is celebrating the Cool Sounds Summer Concert Series. The concerts will take place in downtown Bangor at Pickering Square and feature a different musician every Thursday between June 29 and August 24. The shows are totally free and family-friendly, so make sure you mark your calendars! Just be ready—shows start at 6 p.m.
Some upcoming acts include Maine Street R&B Revue on August 3, Broadway Rocks Bangor on August 10, and Stesha Cano Music and Flash! In the Pans Steel Drum Band on the 17 and 24, respectively. The event is sponsored by Emera Maine and features food vendors and other attractions during the concert, so there will be plenty for guests to do as they enjoy live music.
Whether you like to relax and listen to some good tunes, connect with your community and have some great local eats, or just enjoy a night out on the town, the Cool Sounds Summer Concert Series is a great place to be, featuring local musicians that are sure to rock your world. We at Varney Buick GMC love promoting connections in the community near our dealership and encourage everyone to get involved.