Welcome to Carmel

Carmel is a small town in Penobscot County that serves as a bedroom community of the neighboring city of Bangor. With approximately 3,000 people calling it home, it has all the beauty and flavor rural Maine is known for.  

  In the past, the Auto Rest Stop was one of the biggest attractions in this area of Maine. Cabins, a restaurant, a gas station, a ballroom where nationally known acts performed, rides, and even the state’s only licensed zoo at the time drew crowds for miles around. In fact, the Auto Rest Stop became extremely well-known when it was chosen as the overnight stop for the infamous Brady gang the night before their fatal shootout with the F.B.I. in Bangor on October 12, 1937...the year that the Pine Tree Trail was named by the Maine legislature! 

 
 

Events & Activities

Carmel Days Parade and Festival

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Carmel Days Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, October 1st this year with the theme “Hunting and Fishing.” The parade will travel along the Pine Tree Trail through the village to the recreation complex on Five Road where more festivities will take place. And to top off a wonderful day in the country, there will be a fireworks display that evening.  

 (For More Info, Visit The Town’s Facebook Page By Clicking Here)

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Snowmobiling

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The Carmel Snowmobile Club takes care of the trails in this area. Not only to they keep the trails safe, but they also are an active, positive part of this community! And from what their Facebook page displays, they are very good at serving up delicious food, too!   

(Click Here To Visit Their Facebook Page For More Info)

 

Canoeing & Kayaking

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The Damascus Landing is a great place to put kayaks and canoes in Soudabscook Stream which leads to Etna Pond. Small boats can be launched there as well.  

(Learn More By Clicking Here)

Local

Pine Tree Trailblazers

Linscott's Fur Tanning is located here in Carmel. Thanks to their support of donating to pay for Maine DOT signs, and others like them, the nearly 500-mile Pine Tree Trail will be recognized once again!

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LINSCOTT'S  FUR TANNING

147 Murray Rd

Carmel, ME 04419
(207) 290-7862
https://linscott-fur-tanning.business.site/

 

Camping

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There are several campgrounds in the area for you to enjoy...a home away from home!

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Food

Burger and Chips

 

There are several places you can pick up something to eat in this lovely town...many of them made from scratch! Yummy! 

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Museum

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The Carmel Historical Society makes its home in the Paul Haskell Museum. To request an appointment for a tour or to contact them,  

(Visit Them By Clicking Here)

 

Shopping

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Why not take your time in Carmel and browse the fine businesses that are a big part of the community?