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Weather mid October

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Weather mid October

What is the weather like in Bar Harbor in mid October. I was thinking Mid May or Mid October would work best for us. Which do you recommend

Bar Harbor, Maine
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1. Re: Weather mid October

I would recommend mid-October. The foliage is turning colors then. The days are in the mid-60s. The nights dip into the 40s, making the mornings a bit cool but nice to hike in. The weather is usually clear with a bit of a breeze. Everything is still open until Columbus Day weekend which is October 14th next year. After that some of the outdoor lobster places might close. But in Bar Harbor the stores and restaurants all stay open until the very end of October because we are a popular cruise ship destination in the Autumn.

Mid-May is the very beginning of Spring. The trees are just beginning to leaf out. The black flies might also begin to hatch. The stores and excursion boats are getting stocked and only just starting. The debris of winter is being cleaned up. Flowers are not yet planted in the beds and window boxes in town because there might still be a freeze. The North Atlantic which gives coastal Maine a nice long Autumn causes the Spring to be delayed and things can be chilly and rainy.

pittsburgh
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2. Re: Weather mid October

Thanks!! That is really helpful. October it is!

Central Maine
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3. Re: Weather mid October

Just had to chime in to agree with Bonnie on this one -- October is our favorite month to visit Bar Harbor and Acadia... clear, crisp, non-humid air... beautiful blue skies....great fall color... no other season can match it!

Bar Harbor, Maine
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4. Re: Weather mid October

If you want details on October, based on the historical record, try:

www.wunderground.com/tripplanner/index.asp

Enter the zip code for this area -- 04609 --

It will probably tell you more about the weather than you really want to know, but you will get a feeling for the possible variation.

pittsburgh
posts: 260
reviews: 15
5. Re: Weather mid October

Thanks, these are all great replys and very helpful. Can't wait to go!

pittsburgh
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reviews: 15
6. Re: Weather mid October

Thansk. Saved it to my favorites.

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