Bangor: Geography and Climate

Bangor sprawls upon hills along the west bank of the Penobscot River, at the head of tidewater, thirty-five miles southeast of the geographic center of the state. It is located in the Acadia National Park region of Maine, which extends on the east coast from Penobscot Bay to Schoodic Point, and encompasses mountains, lakes, streams, and rocky peninsulas. Inland, the region stretches along the Penobscot River to Old Town. Kenduskeag Stream enters the city from a northerly direction. The area enjoys a four-season climate; summers are comfortable and winters are generally cold.

Area: 34 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 158 feet above sea level

Average Temperatures: January, 18.0° F; July, 68.0° F; annual average, 43.9° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 41.7 inches of rain; 76 inches of snow