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Bangor, PA

Bangor is a town of 5,500 in far east-central Pennsylvania. It is in Northampton County, about 20 minutes north/northeast of Bethlehem, and 10 minutes from the Delaware River and New Jersey. Bangor is in the middle of Pennsylvania's Slate Belt. It was named after the Welsh town of the same name. (here's my tour of Bangor, PA's more famous Maine namesake, just for the heck of it)

Would a neat town like this even rank on a list of the 100 most interesting towns in Pennsylvania? PA has such an incredibly deep bench when it comes to urban small towns. It's a state that feels twice as big as it is on a map, due to the challenging terrain and nooks and crannies within. It's a vast maze of valleys separating East Coast New Jersey from Midwestern Ohio. If you took a giant rolling pin and flattened the state out, it would be as big as Montana. There has been some excellent and exhaustive work documenting this state by forumers such as Evergrey and xzmattzx. Here's another obscure little corner of it.



















Awesome library




































The Appalachian Trail runs along the top of a ridge north of Bangor, on the border of Northampton and Monroe Counties.






Across the Delaware River in Warren County, New Jersey. I-80 barrels through the rugged Delaware Water Gap. New Jersey this side, Pennsylvania that side.



This is my favorite weather (heavy overcast; cold, but not too cold; light snow cover) and my favorite kind of nature (semi-mountainous, semi-rocky Eastern woodlands). An excellent escape from the city.




New Jersey's portion of the Appalachian Trail


The familiar white blazes, from Georgia to Maine.






I love the old stone walls you find scattered around the woods of the Northeast.
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Old Posted Dec 2, 2012, 2:48 PM
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Bangor? I barely *know* her!

Lots of great buildings - love that library!
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Old Posted Dec 2, 2012, 4:17 PM
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Beautiful town! Great shots! Love it!

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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Me likes, love the housing stock
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Looks a lot better than it's Welsh namesake which is a bit of a dump.Great photos
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Nice..I wish there were more midwestern towns in my neck of the woods with a building stock like this!! Thanks!!
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Well, it's no Bangor, Maine but it's ok. Like those corner brick beauties.
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very nice.

this view very much reminds me of an ozark glade. i love this kind of weather for getting out into the eastern/central woodlands.


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Nice pictures! Seeing anywhere Pennsylvania is always nice. Thanks for the nice words on my Pennsylvania threads!
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Excellent shots from a town I had never heard of before, and I LIVE in Pennsylvania! Also, for the record, I'm stealing this line of yours:

PA has such an incredibly deep bench when it comes to urban small towns. It's a state that feels twice as big as it is on a map, due to the challenging terrain and nooks and crannies within. It's a vast maze of valleys separating East Coast New Jersey from Midwestern Ohio. If you took a giant rolling pin and flattened the state out, it would be as big as Montana.



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PA has such an incredibly deep bench when it comes to urban small towns. It's a state that feels twice as big as it is on a map, due to the challenging terrain and nooks and crannies within. It's a vast maze of valleys separating East Coast New Jersey from Midwestern Ohio. If you took a giant rolling pin and flattened the state out, it would be as big as Montana.
But if you flattened Montana out, how would it compare to the flattened Pennsylvania?
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What a great stock of buildings!!!

I love shots like this one:



Thanks for the tour Tt.
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Very cool looking little town that looks much larger than the populations suggests.
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thanks for the shoutout... never been to Bangor... but it sure looks cool!
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