RIDE the shuttle: Take the Black Bear-Orono Express from the University to Downtown and back - easier than campus parking.
DON'T FORGET the veggies: Orono Farmer's Market - "winter" market in Downtown; "summer" market at University Steam Plant parking lot
STAY overnight, within walking distance of the University: University Inn
FEEL like a new you: Dick's Barber Shop, Erv's Barber Shop, Fringe Salon, Hair After
FIX the headache: Orono Pharmacy
FIX the car: Murray's Campus Service Center, Swett's Tire & Auto
GET ONE with nature: Walk the Stillwater River trail; kayak or canoe from hand-carry landings on the Stillwater River at the end of Summer Street, at University Inn, or at Brownie's Park along the Stillwater River trail
LISTEN to a summer concert: Every Wednesday evening during the summer at Webster Park
EXPERIENCE history: Walk the Orono Main Street Historic District with twenty-nine 19th Century and turn-of-the-century buildings covering all of the major styles of a hundren years
TAKE A DIP at the Town's outdoor pool next to the Orono school campus
Downtown Orono -- with its mix of longstanding businesses and newcomers, college youth and senior citizens, riverfront and trails -- is the dynamic core of Orono. It is a strong address for restaurants, businesses catering to a University market, and professional and R&D offices. More than a decade ago, the Town, in cooperation with Downtown merchants and residents, reaffirmed its commitment to a healthy Downtown. It has since:
To learn more about Downtown business opportunities, contact Belle Ryder, Assistant Town Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date with the plan to redevelop the former Katahdin Building site at the center of Downtown for University Credit Union's new headquarters.