Mount Desert Island, Maine, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Mount Desert Island, Maine, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Mount Desert Island, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Mount Desert Island, Maine, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Mount Desert Island, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Mount Desert Island, Maine, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mount Desert Island, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Mount Desert Island, Maine, United States of America by month

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January

January in Mount Desert Island is freezing. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

Traveling to Mount Desert Island in February, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Mount Desert Island can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows sometimes.

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April

April in Mount Desert Island can be brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May here is cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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June

If you visit Mount Desert Island during June, you will probably see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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July

July in Mount Desert Island is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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August

August for Mount Desert Island is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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September

September is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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October

October here is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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November

If you are traveling to Mount Desert Island in November, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Mount Desert Island can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows once in a while.

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