I stumbled across this board while doing research for the upcoming trip which actually is happening this Sat (8/7). I will be traveling with my Mom and my two teenage daughters. We have attempted this trip three other times usually towing a camper but find it very easy to get distracted traveling thru New England and have never made it to Bar Harbor. This year we are driving with reservations at a hotel right outside in Trenton, ME (right outside of Bar Harbor) so I know we will finally get to our destination.
So here's where your input would help. We are driving up the coast and looking for places to stop. I am a little worried about the traffic going thru NY so I am looking for an alternate route to bypass the congestion. Not trying to make the trip in a day so looking for somewhere to spend a night along the way.
We are interested in parks, swimming holes, great water falls, hiking trails, rafting or kayaking. Any unique places or "Must See's" which includes restaurants & attractions. Up for anything to make this a memorable trip because both of my girls will be leaving for college soon.
Planning on doing a whales watching trip and a sunset sailing trip around Arcadia. Going to visit Jordon's pond and have a popover. Going to try my first lobster at Lobster Pound.
Looking forward to your responses. thanks ever so much!