Saturday, June 20th is the first day of summer, and temperatures Downeast are going to be in the mid-80's. However, the usual options for cooling off remain closed because of concerns about COVID-19.

Both the Ellsworth Splash Pad and Bar Harbor's Glen Mary Wading Pool are both closed indefinitely because of COVID-19.

Luckily there is Seal Harbor Beach, off of Route 3 that is free and offers a nice beach with room to wade in.

Seal Harbor Beach
Photo Chris Popper

Of course there is Sand Beach in Acadia National Park, with its cold water which would probably feel ideal today!

Sand Beach at Acadia - Photo by DJ Fred
Sand Beach at Acadia - Photo by DJ Fred

To access Sand Beach you'll need a Park Pass. If you don't have an annual pass you can purchase a 7 day pass for your vehicle which entitles the vehicle and passengers entrance for 7 consecutive days for $30.00. If you want the Annual Pass and didn't buy it for Half-Price in December, it's $55.00 and is valid for 12 months from purchase date. This pass provides access to Acadia National Park only. This pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle. To see more pass options, including Senior Passes click HERE

Of course you can go old school and set up a kiddie pool if you have one at home, or even a sprinkler!

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There's nothing quite like running through a sprinkler when it's hot out!

However you choose to cool off, stay hydrated and remember to put on sunscreen!

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