QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: N/A
- Trail Mileage: 3.3 miles one way
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: Kenduskeag Stream, Penobscot River
These are two different urban (and quasi-urban) trails that meet up for a 3.3-mile walk one way. (I say quasi-urban because the Kenduskeag Stream Trail quickly takes you away from the downtown to more pastoral surroundings.)
The Bangor Waterfront Trail is just a hair under one mile, and is paved and wheelchair accessible the whole way. Much of the 2.4-mile Kenduskeag Stream Trail is also wheelchair accessible, but it is dirt, and there is one steep, short hill and one staircase (closer to the downtown section). If you start at its northern end, you’ll have a nice long stretch that is wheel-friendly.
The city has a wonderful map of these two trails, and all of Bangor-area trails.
Directions: There are several places to start your walk along this path. And there are several places to park. To start at the northern end, take Valley Avenue north past the interstate. The parking area and trailhead will be on your left in about .35 miles after you drive under the highway. You can also start the walk closer to downtown, at the end of Dutton Street, where there is a small area for parking. And there’s lots more parking at the other end of the Bangor Waterfront trail, near Sea Dog Brewing.