Local Area Attractions Near Bangor / Holden KOA
Bangor Holden KOA is centrally located and is on the way to everywhere. Bangor is just 6 miles from our door ( waterfront concert venue is right there)and Bar Harbor is only 45 minutes away. You can stay here and get to Mount Dessert island easily, enjoy the day hiking Cadillac Mountain and come home to the peaceful park. If you are heading to Canada you will be going right past our front door so consider staying the night and then you can get an early start in the morning. A day trip to Downeast Maine can be easily accomplished from here as well as a day trip to Baxter state park, Mount Katahdin or even Moosehead lake. Bangor Holden KOA is a great stopping point for your trip to Maine and offers a place to park your rig and take day trips to see all that Maine has to offer.
Bar Harbor is one of those places everyone has to visit in their lifetime. It is the heartbeat of Mount Dessert Island in Down East Maine. It has become so popular that the cruise ships not anchor at the port. There are beautiful shops selling everything Maine and wonderful restaurants all around the town serving up the best of the local fare. Bar Harbor has many wonderful trips out to see to watch for whales puffins and other wildlife. There are a number of lighthouses just off shore that can be seen from these tours as well. Acadia National park is just a hope skip and a jump from downtown Bar Harbor.
Cole Transportation Museum
Cole Land Transportation MuseumPreserving the vehicles; those who made, used and maintained them; and challenging children to higher aspirations.The Cole Land Transportation Museum's purpose is to collect, preserve, and display (before they disappear forever) a cross section of Maine's land transportation equipment from which this and future generations will gain knowledge of the past.We also wish to remember, record and display U.S. military memorabilia to forever remind this and future generations of the high price our comrades have paid to protect our freedom. In doing so, we hope to inspire and challenge the young people of today to continue on in the footsteps of pioneers who have built our state and country.
405 Perry Road
Bangor, ME 04401
Fort Knox, Maine's largest historic fort, features stunning military architecture and master granite craftsmanship. Constructed between 1844 and 1864 by master craftsmen and never fully completed, this is an unaltered example of a large mid-19th century granite coastal fortification. It is also New England's finest unmodified specimen of military architecture of the period.
The fort was strategically located on the narrows of the Penobscot River to protect the river valley from naval attack. Although it never saw combat, Fort Knox was garrisoned during the Civil and Spanish American Wars.
Fort Knox bears the distinction of being Maine's first granite fort. About 500 troops from Connecticut were stationed here during the Spanish-American War. They lived outside the main fort structure in large tents. Today, visitors can stroll the grounds of this great fort and learn about the rich history of the troops who served to protect American interests during the 1800s.
740 Fort Knox Road
Prospect, ME 04981
One of the best things about Maine is the diversity of its small towns from fishing ports to great spots along our rivers and ponds. Belfast is one of these villages. The view from the road makes you believe you are stepping into a postcard. The main street has lots of lovely shops nice bistros for some lunch and after enjoying all of this take a walk down to the pier.
Darlings Waterfront Pavilion
Darlings Waterfront concert venue has become very popular over the past couple of years. This years line up is nothing less than fantastic. Amazing country artists, some of the oldies but goodies and Jimmy Buffet ! We are only 6 miles from the venue so it makes us a perfect stop for everyone. Check out their schedule on their website and call soon for your accommodations.