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“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” –Stephen King

Take the Stephen King Tour in Bangor, and you will discover many of the haunts that brought King’s famous horror stories to the published page and the big screen. Bangor has a population of approximately 4,000 residents.

King’s best-known stories include Salem’s Lot, The Shining, It, The Stand, The Shawshank Redemption, and Misery. Several of his works have been made into movies. Our favorite is Stand By Me, based on his story entitled The Body.

You may wonder about the family life of Stephen King. The author’s success came about while his children were growing up, and the King family read together all kinds of books.


This is the fourth and final stop on our Maine Trail!

Patricia Smart