Introduction to Hampden, Maine
Hampden, Maine, in Penobscot county, is 102 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 199 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Bangor metropolitan area. Hampden has a population of 6,327.
The original settler of the town was Benjamin Wheeler. Hampden was incorporated in the year 1794. It was named in honor of the English patriot John Hampden. In the War of 1812, around 400 local militia unsuccessfully tried to hold off a British regulars force at this town.
Hampden and nearby Attractions
- Dorothea Dix Park
- Northern Outdoor Whitewater Rafting
- Maine Discovery Museum
- Hamlin’s Marina
Things To Do In Hampden
One can visit Hamlin’s Marina and enjoy boat shows here. Acadia National Park, Dorothea Dix Park, and the Creative Playground are all popular local spots. The Maine Discovery Museum is worth visiting.
Bangor International Airport is the nearest airport.
Hampden Higher Education
The University of Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington and Saint Joseph’s College are all nearby.