Orrington Old Home Week


Explore the 4-Port Loop.

There's an App for that!

The Penobscot Maritime Heritage Association's (PMHa)  was formed to celebrate Maine's 200th birthday and to promote the maritime history, people and special locales in the lower Penobscot River basin. The tall ships, schooners and UMaine's 3-D printed boat visited the lower Penobscot River last year. 2022 will bring more boats and displays coming to the waterfronts!

The Penobscot Maritime Heritage Association's (PMHA) has a great way to learn about the maritime history along the lower Penobscot River Basin. Residents and guests can safely socially distance and view the historic sites and scenery by car, boat, bike or foot with an exciting new cell phone app. It will guide travelers, with photos and text, through the key historical sites, shoreland public access areas and ship viewing sites along the newly created 4-Port Loop. Anchored by the four ports of Bangor/Brewer, Bucksport, Castine and Searsport, other towns along highways, paths and waterways of the 4-Port Loop are Frankfort, Hampden, Orland, Orrington, Penobscot, Prospect, Stockton Springs, Verona Island and Winterport. Rediscover this quiet but beautiful part of coastal Maine.

The app can be downloaded at and can be used anytime and year-round. With the resurgence of a great American pastime, the Sunday drive, families are now taking leisurely jaunts as an activity to get out of the house and safely enjoy a change in scenery. It's the perfect time to gather the kids, pack a picnic basket, and enjoy the fresh air and explore the 4-Port Loop.

The mission of the Penobscot Maritime Heritage Association is to provide a historical perspective of the Penobscot River Basin and create tourism and economic opportunities in the Penobscot River Basin with the goals of making the 4-Port Loop a vacation destination in Maine and maintaining it as a sustainable attraction.

For more information, please visit

Special seagoing vessels will visit the Penobscot in 2023!

Stay tuned for details. The views will be great in Orrington. Plan a picnic or launch your boat to follow along!

Download the Map with boat launches, waterfront picnic areas and hiking trails noted.