My wife and I are considering a mid-August vacation to Maine but I'm really not interested in traffic jams and extremely crowded attractions. We did Bar Harbor 2 years ago with a route 1 drive from Portland to Acadia.
Our idea of a great time involves beautiful scenery, local culture, a charming B&B, plus small interesting towns and villages. To avoid the summer tourist mayhem, we're considering a flight into Bangor instead of Portland and then heading north. Could anyone recommend a destination that would fit our criteria as listed above?