The outdoors is available to everyone the way it should be -- free and any time you want. The Town and University of Maine have an extensive network of interconnecting trails for walking, biking, and skiing. For trail maps, check the Orono Land Trust and University of Maine websites. Canoeing and kayaking are available at your front door, on the Stillwater River and on Pushaw Lake, with several launch sites. The Stillwater sports area small-mouth bass fishing. Orono is part of the Greater Bangor gateway both to Maine's North Woods for snowmobiling, hunting, and wildlife watching, and to Downeast Maine, including Acadia National Park just an hour away.
Community From Light Up The Night, Trunk or Treating, The Thanksgiving Dinner, Events at the Public Library, and the Street and Stream Clean Up, Orono is a tight knit and welcoming community with plenty of events to participate in regardless of the season!