Beatrice will be telling you a lot about Bangor so i will just say that Bangor is like many small cities that were by-passed by an interstate and then endured the development of a mall. Most of these cities have reinvented themselves, sometimes more than once. Bangor downtown has a Discovery Museum, a branch of the University of Maine, Coffee shops, antique malls, a wonderful library (which i go lost in), and it is walkable.
And then there is Bangor’s patron saint…. NO NOT Steven King… Paul Bunyan of course. More on that from Beatrice.