Rainy Day Activities

Although Maine is known for its beauty, the weather can change quickly! Be prepared for rainy days with this list.

Aroostook County

  • The Braden Theater 408 Main St, Presque Isle, ME 04769 | (207) 768-5500 
    • “The Braden Theater has been a centerpiece to downtown Presque Isle since 1950. After sitting vacant for nearly 15 years, the theater was reopened on March 1, 2008, under the new management of Dow Theater Company.”
  • Caribou Bowl-O-Drome & Sports 97 Bennett Dr, Caribou, ME 04736 | (207) 498-3386
    • Candlepin bowling and restaurant.
  • Caribou Theater 66 Sweden St, Caribou, ME 04736 | (207) 496-3545
    • Small movie theater with great popcorn.
  • Cary Library 107 Main St, Houlton, ME 04730 | (207) 532-1302
    • Cultural and Intellectual center of the Houlton community!
  • Community Center Gymnasium 18 Community Center Dr, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742 | (207) 472-3882
    • Open to the public free for walking and exercise. They also have co-ed volleyball, adult basketball, and youth sports and activities.
  • Fort Fairfield Public Library 339 Main St, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742 | (207) 472-3880
    • This Carnegie Library was built in 1913 and has about 18,000 books, a community room, and a kitchenette.
  • The Forum 84 Mechanic St, Presque Isle, ME 04769| (207) 764-0491
    • Multi-use event facility that provides the area with a variety of shows and events. The space is used as an ice arena during the winter with ice skating and hockey.
  • Gentile Hall 181 Main St, Presque Isle, ME 04769 | (207) 768-9772
    • Part of the University of Presque Isle, this building is open to the public and features a multipurpose court, fitness center, pool, elevated track, and climbing wall.
  • Katahdin Public Library PO Box 148, 20 Library St, Island Falls, ME 04747
    • A book lovers paradise! Be sure to check out all the wonderful books available for reading! Other services available include computer, WiFi, and copy machine access.
  • Long Lake Fitness Center 413 Main St, St. Agatha, ME 04772 (207) 543-7377
    • Local gym and fitness center!
  • Melody Roller Rink 18 Access Hwy, Caribou, ME 04736 | (207) 551-8186
    • Roller skating rink that also holds events.
  • Northern Lanes Bowling 510 Main St, Presque Isle, ME 04769 | (207) 764-1532
    • 12 lanes of candlepin bowling for the public, parties, and leagues plus drinks and snacks.
  • Seiders Hill-Top Lanes 61 Calais Rd, Hodgdon, ME 04730 | (207) 254-2133
    • Family fun, featuring bowling and mini golf!
  • Sewall House Yoga Retreat 1027 Crystal Rd, Island Falls, ME 04747 | (646) 316-5151 
    • Offering yoga retreats, meditation, and arranged hiking and lake tours!
  • Sherman Public Library 9 Church St, Sherman, ME 04776 | (207) 365-4882
    • Bookworm? Check out the wide variety of books available at this local library!
  • Temple Cinema 18 Market Square, Houlton, ME 04730 | (207) 532-7600 
    • This theater, built in 1919, is one of the oldest continuously operated movie theaters in the state. It has kept its original fixtures wherever possible while also having recently been updated and modernized. They also have fun specials including free popcorn when you bring your own bowl on Wednesday nights and do birthdays and other events.
  • Tigerland Paintball 3762 Caribou Rd, Cross Lake Township, ME 04779 | (877) 321-9493
    • This awesome business provides paintball supplies and some exciting themed arenas for paintball games!

DownEast Maine

  • Acadia Wellness 416 High St, Lamoine, ME 04605 | (207) 266-7367
    • Yoga studio for all levels of fitness, in a comfortable studio!
  • Friend Memorial Public Library 1 Reach Rd, Brooklin, ME 04616 | (207) 359-2276
    • Local library with access to a large number of ebooks and rentable music as well!
  • Get Strong Get Healthy Exercise Classes 41 School St, Brooklin, ME 04616 | (207) 359-5561
    • Exercise classes at the Brooklin Elementary School Gym, on select days.
  • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts 89 Haystack School Dr, Deer Isle, ME 04627 | (207) 348-2306
    • This school holds classes and workshops all summer, and tours of the campus are available on Wednesday afternoons. The artists, artisans, and craftsmen of the area open their studios as well.
  • Island Community Center 10 Memorial Ln, Stonington, ME 04681
    • Open year-round but also has gym, aerobic, and yoga classes all winter.
  • Lubec Memorial Library 55 Water St, Lubec, ME 04652 | (207) 733-2491
    • Small library that holds concerts, book signings, movies, presentations, children’s activities, crafts, and more. The library was built in 1952 and has been growing and improving since.
  • Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies! 598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04681 | (800) 777-6845
    • This is something out of the ordinary: an artist’s fantasy village with funny and whimsical “people” in a general store, a saloon, some medieval knights in their castle and more!  Plus, they make homemade delicious jams to purchase + other local gifts.
  • Opera House Arts 1 Opera House Ln, Stonington, ME 04681 | (207) 367-2788
    • It has “brought theater, educational opportunities, original productions, movies, concerts, play readings, and so much more to the island communities.”
  • Peabody Memorial Library 162 Main St, Jonesport, ME 04649 | (207) 497-3003
    • Library dating back over 100 years.
  • Peavey Memorial Library 26 Water St, Eastport, ME 04631 | (207) 853-4021
    • Small library with a wide variety of books, CDs, DVDs, local history, and more along with regular and seasonal programs.
  • Porter Memorial Library 92 Court St, Machias, ME 04654 | (207) 255-3933
    • This library was originally established as a Library Society in the early 1800’s and was designed by the Boston architect, George Clough. It now features over 13,000 books for children and adults, audiobooks, magazines, and newspaper subscriptions.
  • Random Pottery 29 Reach Rd, Brooklin, ME 04616 | (207) 515-3142
    • Wonderful pottery and fused glass studio, located inside of the Old Brooklin Schoolhouse.
  • State Cinemas 239 Main St, Calais, ME 04619 | (207) 454-8830
    • Locally owned and operated movie theater.
  • The Tides Institute and Museum of Art 43 Water St, Eastport, ME 04631 | (207) 853-4047
    • “Located directly on the U.S./Canada border between New England and the Atlantic Provinces, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art weaves together a range of regional and international interests, resources, and initiatives to build critical mass, synergy, and connectedness.”
  • Unique Mosaics and Photography 743 North Lubec Rd, Lubec, ME 04652 | (207) 320-9590
    • Art studio open for custom orders, gifts, frames, centerpieces, one on one lessons, open houses, and more. You can find them at their address, local craft and farmers markets, or their Etsy!
  • Wild Blueberry Land 1067 US-1, Columbia Falls, ME 04623 | (207) 483-3884
    • Farmer and chef have teamed up and created the wonderful Wild Blueberry Land in 2001! Dell and Marie Emerson have built up quite the destination here in Columbia Falls, offering not only a unique architectural marvel, but a blueberry museum and shop that features delicious blueberry sweets.
  • Zenergy Brooklin, ME 04616 | (207) 610-9448
    • Therapeutic massage.

Western Maine

  • Anti-Gravity Complex 5092 Access Rd, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 | (207) 237-2000
    • Maine’s largest indoor skate-bowl. Trampolines, rock climbing wall, multi-purpose gymnasium with a track, weight rooms, and other gym equipment.
  • Dig Maine Gems 110 Bethel Rd, West Paris, ME 04289 | (207) 674-3440
    • Dig Maine Gems provides a chance to dig and sift for gem finds from several nearby mines. This is a great family activity, and gems from their shop make great local gifts!
  • Elements Art Gallery 162 Main St, Bethel Maine 04219 | (207) 824-0577
    • This art gallery features astounding work from local artists. A perfect place to visit when the weather doesn’t agree with outdoor activities!
  • Flagship Cinemas 1570 Main St, Oxford, ME 04270 | (207) 744-2718
    • Flagship Cinemas is Southern Maine’s premier cinema chain, providing a great movie-going experience at cheaper rates than big-name competitors. They even offer a free ticket on your birthday!
  • Foot Behind Head Yoga Studio 432 Main St, Norway, ME 04268 | (207) 653-8996
    • Cozy yoga studio offering classical Astanga asana and yoga classes.
  • Good Health is a Habit 683 Waterford Rd, Waterford, ME 04088 | (860) 235-3650
    • This local wellness studio offers a variety of classes, including yoga, functional fitness, and somatic movement, as well as health coaching and more!
  • Halls Pond Healing Arts 253 Halls Pond Rd, South Paris, ME 04281 | (207) 890-9622
    • Offering Vinyasa yoga classes and a relaxing massage service for personal healing and reconnection.
  • Hoodwinked 15 Recreation Dr, Mexico, ME 04257 | (207) 364-491
    • Western Maine’s premiere escape room offers a fun, unique challenge!
  • Jackman Trading Post 281 Main St, Jackman, Maine 04945 | (207) 668-2781
    • Check out what this unique trading post has to offer!
  • Maine Mineral Adventures 1148 South Main St, Woodstock, ME 04219 | (207) 674-3440
    • Screen through mine tailings and keep what you find!
  • Maine Mineral and Gem Museum 99 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217 | (207) 824-3036
    • Maine’s finest collection of minerals and gems, which includes Maine tourmaline and “one of the world’s foremost collections of extraterrestrial rocks … including the five largest pieces of the Moon on Earth!”
  • Mann Memorial Library 226 Main St, West Paris, ME 04289 | (207) 674-2004
    • The beautiful West Paris Library is worth a visit – it was designed by Maine architects, built using West Paris field stones, and opened in 1926.
  • Meadow Lanes Bowling 907 US-2, Wilton, ME 04294 | (207) 778-6078
    • This classic bowling alley offers fun for the whole family, and can host birthdays and other parties!
  • Moose Alley 2809 Main St, Rangeley, ME 04970 | (207) 864-9955
    • “State of the art bowling, billiards, entertainment, arcade, great food, and just good times!”
  • Narrow Gauge Cinema 15 Front St, Farmington, ME 04938 | (207) 778-2881
    • The local’s favorite and very affordable movie theater.
  • Nurture Through Nature 77 Warren Rd, Denmark, ME 04022 | (855) 207-7387
    • This holistic retreat center offers a variety of cabins, yurts, and tent sites in a pristine forest setting. Join one of their guided yoga retreats, or just relax and do your own thing, and don’t miss the wood-fired sauna!
  • POSABILITIES 15 Tannery St, Norway, ME 04268 | (207) 743-0930
    • This wellness studio offers yoga classes and teacher training, physical therapy, and massage.
  • Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum 221 Stratton Rd, Rangeley, ME 04970 | (207) 622-9288
    • Visitors are calling it the best collection in the state!
  • Saco Valley Sports Center 95 Pine St, Fryeburg, ME 04037 | (207) 935-3777
    • The Saco Valley Sports Center is home to a fun bowling alley, simulated golf, pool tables, arcade games, and a tasty food counter!
  • Sat Manav Yoga Ashram 243 Greenwood Brook Rd, Industry, ME 04938 | (207) 485-1228
    • This Hindu spiritual center, unique in Maine, offers exposure to the Hindu tradition and teaching, weekly yoga classes, retreats, musical events, and more!
  • Stars & Strikes Bowling 108 Park St, South Paris, ME 04281 | (207) 743-9863
    • This classic bowling alley offers bowling open to the public and league play, as well as delicious pizza, burgers, and fried foods, a nice bar selection, and arcade games.
  • Stone Mountain Arts Center 695 Dugway Rd, Brownfield, ME 04010 | (207) 935-7292
    • One might not expect to find a world-class music venue in Brownfield Maine, but here it is! The Stone Mountain Arts Center is an intimate venue that regularly hosts such artists as Tom Waits, John Hyatt, and more with sold-out crowds.
  • Studio Three 3 Station Rd, Hebron, ME 04238 | (207) 461-3663
    • This unique boutique studio offers workshops and classes for DIY woodworking projects, like apple crates, wreaths, and home decor. Enjoy sipping a glass of wine while working on your next masterpiece!
  • Sugarbowl Family Entertainment Center 1242 Carrabassett Dr, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 | (207) 235-3300
    • This is a beautiful new center with bowling, virtual golf, and great food!
  • Tina Titzer’s Dance School 519 Main St, Fryeburg, ME 04037 | (207) 935-4020This amazing dance academy teaches many different style of dance to students of all ages!
  • University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery 264 Main St, Farmington, ME 04938 | (207) 778-1062
    • Exhibitions changing regularly; check out the best and the brightest of UMF’s artists!
  • Weld Free Public Library Church St, Weld, ME 04285 | (207) 585-2439
    • The Weld Free Public Library is a small library that also hosts events. Stay tuned on their Facebook page!
  • Western Maine Play Museum 561 Main St, Wilton, ME 04294 | (207) 645-3555
    • This amazing, unique children’s museum provides opportunities for learning through interactive play! Exhibits include a magnet room, train room, invention room, building room, and more to keep your little one laughing and learning for hours!

Other great rainy day activities include historic museums and shopping.

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