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The Weather on Great Cranberry Island
This is the climate diagram on Great Cranberry Island. July is the warmest month on Great Cranberry Island with average maximum temperatures of 77°. Conversely, January is the coolest month on Great Cranberry Island, with temperatures going under 15° The rainiest month is July while the driest month is August.
Discover maritime secrets with a Great Cranberry Island vacation home
Great Cranberry Island is the largest of the five islands that make up the Cranberry Isles in Maine. Natural wonders like Acadia National Park are nearby, as well as serene beaches, and fascinating museums in quaint villages.
Maritime history in the Cranberry Isles
Learn about the unique lifestyle of the islanders at the Preble-Marr Historical Museum. Located on the first floor of Cranberry House, the museum presents local stories through maritime artifacts. Come and see a shark harpoon, model ships, shipwreck remains, and Indian sweetgrass baskets, among other fascinating objects.
The Arts Center at Cranberry House holds regular events and workshops that the whole family can get involved in. These include cosy folk tale nights and guitar recitals, as well as yoga sessions and movie screenings. While here, you can also admire the gardens and discover Sammy Sanford's Cabin, which dates from the 1800s.
The award-winning children's book, 'Hitty, Her First Hundred Years' by Rachel Field is set on Great Cranberry Island. Fans of the book and those who are just curious can follow the novel's trail at Cranberry House, where you'll find Hitty City - a wide collection of dolls and paraphernalia. What's more, Hitty's Home run regular talks and events that inspire new generations of children.
Exploring the Cranberry Isles
Why not take the ferry across the water to Little Cranberry Island? Here, you'll find the superb Islesford Historical Museum, which celebrate the fishing community that has existed here for generations. The Islesford Artists Gallery is another great spot, where you can admire work by local artists, inspired mainly by the rich maritime heritage here.
Baker Island, meanwhile, has a rugged feel and is home to a historic lighthouse. Come here to hike, enjoy scenic vistas, and let your cares drift away. Located over on Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park offers adventurous spirits miles of hiking trails, breathaking scenery, and diverse wildlife.
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