We are planning a trip to Bar Harbor in late June. The plan now is to do a whale watching cruise in Gloucester, MA and then continue on to Bar Harbor. Rather than drive all the way there after being on the water for 4 hours, I thought I might stop halfway there, and am considering Old Orchard Beach. We would get there in the afternoon, plan to swim? for a couple of hours, and maybe visit the amusement park in the evening. However, I have just read several reviews that are less than great for this location. So my question is this: would this be an ok stop as described above, or should we look for somewhere else to spend the afternoon and evening? Is this really a run down place with a less than stellar tourist crowd? Or would it be acceptable for a family? Having never been there, I have no idea. Any help would be appreciated!!