Making the Best of a Rainy Day on Mount Desert Island

Your visit to Mount Desert Island is finally here, and you can’t wait to get out and explore; to see all of the park’s natural wonders . . .but the forecast calls for some rain. While good for keeping the forests hydrated and healthy, wet days on the island can leave visitors wondering what to do until the sun comes back out.  It’s not uncommon for the weather to change frequently in Maine, especially in the summer.
Surprise rain showers or fog can pop up at any given time, but fear not; your trip is far from ruined. There are still plenty of opportunities for fun things to do and see while those storms pass over. Acadia National Park is known for its outdoor adventures, but there are plenty of family friendly rainy day activities on Mount Desert Island when it’s sprinkling outside.
Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Great Harbor Maritime Museum

The Great Harbor Maritime Museum, in downtown Northeast Harbor, features changing exhibits. Past exhibits have included steamship transportation on Mt. Desert Island and model boat exhibitions.

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Sieur de Monts Nature Center, Acadia National Park

Sieur de Monts Nature Center

The Sieur de Monts Nature Center covers a wide variety of topics including the role of fires, wildlife, and air quality on Mount Desert Island.

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The Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine

The Abbe Museum

One mission, two locations – Inspiring new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit.

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