Introduction to Old Town, Maine
Old Town, Maine is 118 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 215 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Penobscot county. The city is part of the Bangor metro area. The population of Old Town is 8,130.
Old Town History
The Abenaki Indians were the original inhabitants of the present day town of Old Town. They called the area Pannawambskek, which means "where the ledges spread out." In the 1680s, the French established a mission in the area. The English settlers arrived in the town in 1774. It was incorporated in 1840.
Old Town and nearby Attractions
- Old Town Museum
- Maine Folklife Center
- Penobscot Nation Museum
- Fort Knox State Historic Site
- Peaks - Kenny State Park
Things To Do In Old Town
The Peaks-Kenny State Park and the Fort Knox State Historic Site are popular local recreational spots. Some of the local parks include the Spencer Park, Binette Park and the Old Town Park.
Old Town Transportation
Bangor International is the nearest major airport.
Old Town Higher Education
The University of Maine is nearby. From Old Town, one can also attend the University of Southern Maine, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Maine at Augusta.