When Is the Best Time to Visit Downeast Maine?

Some destinations lend themselves to particular seasons. For example, even though the weather in Denver is great in the summer, it’s a winter vacation destination. Consider that Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit year-round, but it welcomes the most visitors in the summer. If a Coastal Maine getaway is on your mind, let us help you plan it! Let’s start with the best time to visit Downeast Maine! Our area is almost exclusively a summer and fall destination due to the mild temperatures. Learn more about visiting Downeast Maine from May to October.

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, access our free Deer Isle Vacation Guide! This resource is filled with more local insight on how to arrive in Downeast Maine a visitor and leave feeling like a local! 

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May-October Is the Best Time to Visit Downeast Maine 

The Weather

The average temperatures in Downeast Maine from May through October are as follows:

  • May — High: 53° / Low: 46°
  • June — High: 60 ° / Low: 46°
  • July — High: 65° / Low: 59°
  • August — High: 66° / Low: 60°
  • September — High: 62° / Low: 57°
  • October  — High: 56° / Low: 50°

Enjoy mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine when you visit Downeast Maine during the summer months and early fall. If you visit in the fall, keep in mind that Maine in October boasts some of the most fantastic fall foliage

Annual Events

Acadia Birding Festival

The Acadia Birding Festival is one of the most popular annual events in Downeast Maine. This event takes place in Acadia National Park that blends nature hikes, educational tours, and workshops on native bird species. This four-day festival is held each year in late May into early June. 

Fourth of July on Deer Isle

There’s no more iconic summer celebration than Independence Day. Each year, our area celebrates U.S. pride with the Deer Isle Fourth of July Parade! This patriotic event in Downeast Maine draws large summer crowds and features a fun run, an exciting parade, and a fireworks show. 

Outdoor Recreation

Thanks to the mild temperatures in Downeast Maine, it’s a great time to explore the outdoors! Learn more about two of our favorite outdoor activities below!

Acadia National Park 

May through October is a great time to visit Acadia National Park. This national park features a network of diverse hiking trails, birding opportunities, and more! It’s also a great place to bring your four-legged family member for an adventure, as it boasts dog-friendly trails and beaches.

Pilgrim’s Inn Is the Best Bed and Breakfast in Downeast Maine

room 4 four poster bed beautiful natural sunlight gorgeous hardwood furnishings white linens

We can’t wait to welcome you to Pilgrim’s Inn during the best time to visit Downeast Maine! Our Deer Isle bed and breakfast features a peaceful location, comfortable accommodations, daily breakfast, and other first-class amenities.

Consider a stay in Room Four. This second-level guest room boasts views of the lawn, garden, and Mill Pond. Enjoy a king-size bed, a private bathroom with a shower stall and an antique tub, and more!

Check our availability and book your trip to Downeast Maine!