Thomas Hill Standpipe Fall Tour is Wednesday, Oct. 5
It is very straightforward. Climb the stairs and Wow.
But the opportunity only presents itself once per season. And the fall occurrence is tomorrow afternoon between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Free to do, kids under 12 need to be with adults.
100 stairs. Although last time I did it I swore I counted 106.5 stairs.
And last time was fall. And although all seasons are a great time to view Bangor and afar from above at the Thomas Hill Standpipe, lots say the fall one is the most awesome.
The weather forecast for Wednesday afternoon says Mostly Cloudy High 65. But you know what they say about predicting the weather. And even with some sun, the effect is dramatic when you are leaf peeping from up high.
And tomorrow is National Be Nice Day. Although 99.99% of people that are at the Thomas Hill Standpipe up there taking in the views are nice to everyone. We are all in this together.
No food, no liquids, no pets. And the venue is not handicap accessible.
If you haven’t done it, it is well worth it. If the tourists from South Carolina who stopped me in downtown Bangor the other day asking me where to go to eat are still in town, you two should go do this. You will love it.
Thanks to the Bangor Water District for opening and staffing the Thomas Hill Standpipe for us all to enjoy this National Historic landmark treasure, and it has the plaque to prove it. Good place for a selfie.
And take lots more pics when you are up top.
Scroll down for some great fall foliage photos