Thomas Hill Standpipe Welcomed Visitors in Bangor

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 10 months ago

It’s a tradition for many in Bangor.

Wednesday was one to remember as folks climbed the Thomas Hill Standpipe, which was open for the Fall Foliage Tour.

It was worth hiking the 100 steps to the top. The beautiful weather provided a spectacular view.

It’s an event that keeps people of all ages returning.

“On a clear day you can get a little peak of Katahdin, but you can see the western mountains, you can see the Dixmont Hills, and you can see out to the Bar Harbor area, pretty much 360 degrees plus everything right around the Bangor area,” said Rick Pershken, the district engineer for the Bangor Water District.

Kimberly Allen of Eddington brought her two boys up for the second time.

“It’s always fun doing something new and interesting and finding new traditions to share with each other and the standpipes been here for hundreds of years and hopefully they can come up with their kids,” said Allen.

If you didn’t get a chance to make it, the standpipe will be open for its winter tour in December.


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