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.
The Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine

The Abbe Museum

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

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.