Rainy Day Activities

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We’ve all been there. We’re on vacation and it’s pouring rain all day, all outdoor activities are out of the question. Luckily there’s plenty of indoor activities to keep you occupied until the weather clears and we’re going to spotlight a few.

Acadia Lanes Bar & Grill

Located at 25 Eastward Lane in Ellsworth, here the whole family can have a fun day. This newly updated and renovated space is home to candle pin bowling with glow bowling on special nights, darts, arcade, pool tables and a bar and grill featuring pizza, burgers, wraps and more.


Abbe Museum

With a mission to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nation, the Abbe Museum has two locations on Mount Desert Island. Their first and original location is a small trail side museum located within Acadia National Park. Sieur de Monts Spring is located at 49 Sweetwater Circle and is open daily during the summer 10am-5pm. Here you will step back in time and experience presentations of Native American archaeology in Maine from the early 20th century.  In the heart of Bar Harbor at 26 Mt Desert St you will find the Abbe Museum open daily 10am-5pm.  Visitors are immersed in dynamic and stimulating exhibitions about the history and culture of Native people in Maine.

Reel Pizza

Celebrating 23 years of business, Reel Pizza at 33 Kennebec Place in Bar Harbor is not your normal movie theater. Reel Pizza offers movie goers a unique experience that you won’t find elsewhere by showing a variety of styles of quality films to be enjoyed from theater seats, couches and recliners all while munching and sipping on popcorn, candy, gourmet pizza, beer, wine, juice and more. Check their website for an up to date list of what’s playing!

Mount Desert Oceanarium

Located on Route 3, the Mount Desert Oceanarium is a must stop when traveling to Bar Harbor even on a sunny day. Here kids and grownups alike can learn about Maine’s ocean creatures. Join in on the Oceanarium’s two-part, hour long Tour Program and enjoy entertaining and informative presentations on all aspects of lobsters including an interactive Lobster Museum.


Playland Adventures

Like most fun things in Maine, some require a little driving. If you’re finding the kids need to expel some pent up energy Playland Adventures located at 268 Odlin Rd in Bangor is just the place. Previously located across the bridge in Brewer, Playland Adventures just moved to their newly updated, larger location where everyone can play regardless of age. They have features for toddlers, kids, and parents too! There is a wide range of activities from bounce houses, an arcade, mechanical bull, movie theater, virtual reality experience and more. You can make a day of it and enjoy food from the onsite kitchen.

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