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Advice needed please!

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Advice needed please!

My wife and I were thinking of coming to Maine toward the end of October. Portland to Bar Harbor with an overnight or two in Camden (6 day total) I know it will not be an ideal time like July and Aug, however will the leaves be down and will the cool temperatures be too cool. 60-65 degrees would be great but I know not to expect that. What do you guys think and what would be a good itinerary. Any help would be really appreciated.

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1. Re: Advice needed please!

The leaves may not be down in and around Acadia--we are still well short of the peak and the leaves often last well beyond that.

As for weather, check out:


Enter the place name or zip code of the area and the range of dates that interest you. You will see a pretty complete history of the weather for that period and location.

As to itineraries, your best bet is the browse the Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Camden forums. This question has been answered in some form or another throughout most of the season---there is a lot to choose from.

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2. Re: Advice needed please!

A "good itinerary" depends a bit on what kind of travelers you are and how you prefer to spend your time.... A very hard question to answer without knowing more about your interests, your likes-and-dislikes, and what you expect to get out of this trip....

For example: some people like museums of various kinds and others hate them;

-- some people like just strolling around a Maine village while others expect things "to do" to provide their enjoyment;

-- some people want to get out in the woods and hike while others don't want to get any closer to the woods than what they can see in the car windshield;

-- some folks want dinner to be "an experience" while others just want to fill the empty spot between their chest and legs;

-- some want to spend extended time at stops along the way between destinations while others "just want to get there"... etc. etc.

If you can provide a bit more info, we can give you better advice.....and, as C.W. so accurately points out, spending a little time in the Camden, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park Forums on this website can provide a multitude of information. Just click on the "Specific Forum" dropdown box under the Maine Forums header and pick the forum you want...

3. Re: Advice needed please!

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