I am posting this message for a couple of friends who don't use tripadvisor. They have a few questions concerning a possible visit to Acadia.
They are considering coming between August 20th and September 5th of this year. Since I have only been up to the Acadia area in late May/early Jone and mid October, I don't have a feel for how many folks are visiting during the time period they are considering. Can someone please give an estimate on how crowded it would be?
They are considering two routes: either flying into Bangor and going straight to Acadia or flying into Portland and driving up Route 1. They have never been to this area before, really enjoy old towns and buildings and like to antique shop/browse so I believe they would enjoy visiting some of the towns along the way from Portland. Again, what would the tourist traffic be like along Route 1 the time of the year they are considering?
Lastly, they are not really B&B fans. They are looking for small inns or hotels in the Acadia area that are scenic and well run. Please advise on favorite properties between $150 and $500 a night. Properties on the coast or on the water would be especially appreciated.
Thanks to all of you in advance for your help!