The sign for the 35-foot-high, 3,700-pound figure brags that its the worlds largest statue of Paul Bunyan. Leaving aside the question of exactly how many people would bother to build a Bunyan monument, thats pretty impressive. And appropriate, too, since Bangor claims to be the birthplace of the legendary logger.
Bunyan slings his ax over his shoulder and grabs onto a pike (which may serve the key purpose of keeping him upright in a storm). Donated to Bangor in 1959 for the towns 125th anniversary, the statues fiberglass and steel frame is supposedly hurricane-proof, able to withstand 110-mile-per-hour winds. Oh, and of course ready to chop down hemlocks when needed. Bass Park, 519 Main St., 207-947-0307.