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.
Old Schoolhouse Musuem, Mount Desert Island

Sound Schoolhouse

A visit to the Sound Schoolhouse offers people of all ages an opportunity to step back in time and think about how education in a one-room school would differ from today’s schooling.

Seal Harbor Library, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Seal Harbor Library

In addition to spectacular views over the harbor, the Seal Harbor Library reading room provides a quiet oasis, comfortable chairs, and a fine choice of reading material.

Thorndike Library, College of the Atlantic

Thorndike Library

Today, Thorndike Library serves College of the Atlantic and the broader community by providing access to information resources, the COA archives, and audio-visual services.