Introduction to Orono, Maine
Orono was first settled in by Jeremiah Colburn and Joshua Ayers in 1774. At that time the town was a part of the State of Massachusetts. The town was named after Joseph Orono, a chief of the Penobscot Indians. The town was incorporated on March 12, 1806. Orono is located in Penobscot County, which was established in 1816.
Orono and nearby Attractions
- Hudson Museum
- Maine Forest & Logging Museum/ Leonard
- Maine Folklife Center
- Page Farm & Home Museum
- Lamoine State Park
- Fort Knox State Park
Things To Do In Orono
Orono has several parks and playgrounds. Some of these include Marden Park, Chester G Bridges Tennis Complex, Concert Park, Webster Park and the Clarence B. Beckett Family Track and Field Complex. One can also visit the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium and Observatory. The Penobscot-Valley Country Club is an ideal destination for golfers. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Twin City Shopping Center and the University Mall Shopping Center.
Bangor International is the nearest major airport.
Orono Higher Education
The town is home to the University of Maine. Higher education can also be pursued at the University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Southern Maine.