The city of Old Town is located on Marsh Island between two rivers: the Penobscot to the east, and the Stillwater to the left. Surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife, there are over 50 miles of rivers and streams to enjoy year-round. Known internationally for the superior quality canoe that bears its name, the town has been home to the Old Town Canoe Company when it was founded in 1898.
Old Town provides a large workforce for the area’s two largest employers, the University of Maine and Eastern Maine Medical Center in the nearby Trail cities of Orono and Bangor. The local paper mill employs many people from a large geographic area around.
Rich with history, the home of the Penobscot Nation offers visitors many opportunities to explore their rich heritage.
There are many buildings that are beautiful examples of the grand days of architecture. While a catastrophic fire in September of 2019 destroyed several buildings on Main Street, there are still plenty to admire.
Stop and take your time checking out local shops and eateries. A visit here is well worth your time!
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City Of Old Town: (207) 827-3965