"Bah Hahbah without the huge crowds" Top 5 Page for this destination Bar Harbor by Dabs
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When I signed up for the Portsmouth, NH meeting I knew that I would have to add on a couple of days so I could go to Maine, a place I have been dying to visit ever since I saw a Food Network special that featured lobster rolls. Yep, I'm one of those people who travels to eat!
I set Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park as my northernmost stops on the trip and let the rest of the pieces fall into place as we drove.
Even in mid September there were lots of people in Bar Harbor, many of them appearing to be just day tripping to the area. But it wasn't nearly as crowded as I expect it would be in the peak summer months, we had no trouble getting a B&B just a couple of days in advance.
Bar Harbor was an upper class resort town at one time, now it seems to be the gateway to nearby Acadia National Park and a place to relax, shop and enjoy one of the local restaurants.
- Pros:Close to Acadia National Park, cute town with shopping and dining
- Cons:I imagine it's crowded in the summer, cruise ship port
There seem to be more ice cream shops than there are residents of Bar Harbor, we couldn't walk 5 feet without being... more travel advice
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