I need a rain date! Need ideas about what to do in the rain in Maine? Long about Day Six of a rainy week, I’m looking for suggestions. Here’s what I’ve got for entertainment in the rain in Maine:
- For gardeners, if it’s too messy outside to prune, pick or plant, head to your local greenhouse or garden center. (Wear layers, it’s bound to be hot and humid!) You’ll be inspired by plants for fall, or perhaps some late summer color. Take an umbrella and walk around outside, where your feet can stay relatively dry but you can still get a gardening fix. Make plans for your fall perennials! The staff isn’t quite so busy, so this is a great time to ask your gardening questions.
- For art lovers, head to the local art museum. Check out the Maine Art Museum Trail! Or go gallery hopping for looks at the latest contemporary artists. Make a day trip, and have lunch at one of the museums.
- History buffs, there is a ton to do in the rain! Do you know there are 44 designated National Historic Landmarks in Maine? Everything from schooners to archeological sites to historic houses. On the state site, you can search by region, single gas tank trips or specific places. There’s lots to do in the rain in Maine!
- Theater lovers, Maine is famous for summer stock, and community theaters abound! Check out Maine theaters for live performances. And of course, there’s always the movies. Matinees are cheaper. Don’t forget your senior discount, which sometimes starts at 55!
- Go antiquing! That was a favorite activity when I was a kid, and the Maine Antique Trail is an easy guide to antique shops all over the state. Don’t forget to dicker! And remember to use the treasures you already have frequently! Your kids or grandchildren won’t want any of your most precious stuff if they don’t associate it with you and good times!