The Maine Highlands is a Great Place for Shopping and Antiquing
No matter what your style, shopping in The Maine Highlands is sure to be an experience to remember. One-of-a-kind boutiques, antique shops, discount stores and world-famous chain stores; the region offers options for fashionistas to leisurely strollers and everyone in between. It’s a total shopping experience!
Farmers’ markets and general stores have amazing Maine-made sweets, maple syrup and preserves, as well as jewelry and handicrafts. In the summer you can find succulent farm fresh berries, baked goods, meats, and cheeses. Brownville is a haven for these old-time venues, while Greenville is a hot spot for finding local crafts. Recognized for its hand crafting of clay, glass, and metal products, The Maine Craft Association is a great resource for craft enthusiasts visiting the Highlands.
Explore the antique shops for a vintage Victorian tea set, fine period furniture, farm implements, or lovely linens from another era. Own a piece of Maine history with a visit to a local antique shop in Holden or Bangor. Look for maritime pieces such as pond boats and half hulls. You’ll also love the sports, presidential, and military memorabilia, some commemorating local historical events.
To learn more about antiquing in the Highlands region, visit the Maine Antique Dealers Association for an online directory area antique stores and the merchandise they carry.
Or shop until you drop at the 60-acre Bangor Mall. Sitting on the site of a former dairy farm, the mall is home to all of the traditional retail stores you might expect. Get there easily from nearby Interstate 95, via exit 187.
Make sure to cap off your vacation and explore the many phenomenal art galleries in the region. Holden and Millinocket are great places to start your artistic voyage. Prints and images of kissing moose. Hand-carved wildlife replicas. Primitive metal sculptures. Expect the unexpected!