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Old 07-06-2015, 12:51 PM   #1
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Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor

We are planning to visit Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor next year...the time frame is one week. The distance from our home is apprx. 900 miles.
Any suggestions that we can best utilize our time?
How about RV parks?
Thanks in advance...
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Old 07-06-2015, 01:06 PM   #2
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Tiffany, what my wife and I do for all trips is leave the night before right after work or whatever. We set a desired drive time and miles and pull into a rest stop, some folks use WalMarts etc. to spend the night. In our view its like adding another half day to our trip. With your trip in mind I would drive 250-300 miles the night before and then break up the remaining 600-650 into two days, stopping after 300-400 miles at a nice campground no later than 4 PM. Have a nice camp dinner and perhaps a nice glass of wine or two and a camp fire. Early turn in. The next day breakfast sandwiches and coffee and hit the road. Now your distance is relatively short and you get to spend more time in and around Bar Harbor, adding almost another day there.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:22 AM   #3
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Good idea - we did just as you described on our way out west this past June. We found many camp grounds didn't permit camp fire by the site though...
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:28 AM   #4
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I was told by a camper who lives in Maine the biting flies are bad in June. They recommended a late summer/early fall trip instead. We're going in September.
Let's see what other folks who've been there think....
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:36 AM   #5
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Please post pictures when you can:-) We plan to do this next July or August...we are in Ohio and knowing the temperature probably will be a bit hotter sometime in July especially when we barely surface from the long winter.
BTW, how did you get the picture inserted in your profile?
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Old 07-07-2015, 12:29 PM   #6
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We are looking at Acadia, no plans yet but would appreciate everyone's ideas!
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Definitely bring your bicycles. Arcadia is great bike riding. Bar Harbour is not too bad for biking, but busy. Great times to be had. We loved the area. Oh, the lobster rolls!!!
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Tiffany, what my wife and I do for all trips is leave the night before right after work or whatever. We set a desired drive time and miles and pull into a rest stop, some folks use WalMarts etc. to spend the night. In our view its like adding another half day to our trip. With your trip in mind I would drive 250-300 miles the night before and then break up the remaining 600-650 into two days, stopping after 300-400 miles at a nice campground no later than 4 PM. Have a nice camp dinner and perhaps a nice glass of wine or two and a camp fire. Early turn in. The next day breakfast sandwiches and coffee and hit the road. Now your distance is relatively short and you get to spend more time in and around Bar Harbor, adding almost another day there.
Ditto here we are going to east coast then up coast to Maine I know how far I'm going to drive Have reserved CG's till we leave New York City. Done the same thing going to West coast worked out great.
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:02 PM   #9
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We are leaving on 7/15 for a 2 week trip through Sturbridge, Bar Harbor, St. John, Halifax and Digby. We will be in Bar Harbor area for 4 days and are staying at Oceanside KOA. Will post after our return!
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Also planning a trip to Bar Harbor next year in July or August always nice to plan your trips in advance and read what other people's suggestions and advice are.
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