Maine is the most northeastern state in America. Famous for lobster, scenic rocky coastlines and a certain horror fiction writer. Maine is a popular summer destination for city dwellers from New York and southern New England. Autumn leaves attract tourists called Leaf Peepers.
This area is depicted in Stephen King’s IT as “The Barrens” in Derry. In real life, when nearby Interstate 95 was built in the 1950’s, it split the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in half, requiring workers to move many old graves.
Northern Bay, Penobscot
Northern Bay, on the Bagaduce River, is a tidal bay in the town of Penobscot, Maine. All the water drains out of the bay during low tide. It’s common to see people digging for bloodworms in the bay’s tidal flats. Wildlife such as bald eagles, great blue herons, whitetail deer, black bears and more call this land home.
The bridge is the main connection between Waldo and Hancock Counties. It spans across the Penobscot River between the town of Prospect and Verona Island. The tallest bridge observatory in the world is located in one of the bridge towers, accessible from nearby Fort Knox.
Thomas Hill Standpipe
The Thomas Hill Standpipe, and adjacent park, was a popular place for Stephen King to write. This inspired many scenes in IT and other works. The Standpipe was built in 1897 to regulate Bangor’s water and is still in use today. Visitors can take tours on designated dates. For more info on tours, visit BangorWater.org
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