Rainy Day Things to Do in Ogunquit, ME
We’re bestowed with plenty of sunshiny days here in Ogunquit, Maine, but that’s not to say the heavens don’t open up on us as well. The good news is that a rainy day in the Beautiful Place by the Sea—maybe not the ideal conditions for hitting up Ogunquit Beach or the Marginal Way—offer prime conditions for exploring some of our many indoor attractions!
And let’s say from the start of things that a drizzly day in town makes your guest room at the Gorges Grant Hotel, Juniper Hill Inn, Cottage at Acorn Lane, or the Milestone all the cozier. But if you feel like getting out and about, here are four of our favorite regional rainy-day destinations, all of them easily reached from your Ogunquit.com accommodations!
Less than a half-hour’s drive away from Ogunquit, you can shop till you drop—happily—at Kittery Trading Post, outfitting yourself head to toe for sightseeing and adventuring your way through Maine’s glorious Great Outdoors. Besides apparel, accessories, and equipment from top outdoor brands, you’ll find a range of Vacationland souvenirs, gifts, and local gourmet eats at the Trading Post—always an exciting place to wander!
Just because it’s leaking a bit outside doesn’t mean you can’t hone your rock-climbing, mountaineering, and hiking muscles for your next Southern Maine trek—or tend to mind, body, and soul, for that matter. EVO Rock + Fitness in Portland provides a topnotch gym for active types, with climbing walls and classes and yoga and fitness sessions. Get that heart rate going even during a downpour with an easy trip up to Portland and some quality time spent at EVO Rock + Fitness!
One of Ogunquit’s foremost attractions is just as perfect for a rainy day as a sunny one: the esteemed Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Learn about the Beautiful Place by the Sea’s astoundingly rich heritage as an arts colony, and admire works by local artists as well as those from all around the country. The museum’s 2018 exhibitions include This Side of Paradise: American Artists of the Paris Salon, focused on the Lost Generation of multidisciplinary artists—among them museum founder Henry Strater—who inspired one another and honed their craft in Paris in the years following the First World War; The View From Narrow Cove, which shows off some of the classic paintings created during Ogunquit’s artistic Golden Age; and Steve Hawley: Studio Light, presenting nearly 40 works by the Massachusetts contemporary painter.
Ogunquit, of course, lays claim to one of the foremost summer theaters in America, and its 2018 season is as fabulously jampacked with good stuff as ever. Rain or shine, head over to the Playhouse for some top-caliber live theater. First up this season is Smoky Joe’s Café (May 16th through June 9th), followed by Oklahoma! (June 13th through July 7th), An American in Paris (July 11th through August 4th), Grumpy Old Men: The Musical (August 8th through September 1st), and Jersey Boys (September 5th through October 28th).
You needn’t fear the rain when you’ve got such outstanding options for arts, culture, and shopping from your home base here in Ogunquit