We're driving up to Maine for one week and after spending hours and hours online reading itineraries and reivews, we're completley overwhelmed. We were thinking of making our first stop Portland. But is it a big city? We're going to Maine to get out of the suburbs and the city, into a more rustic and relaxing environment for a vacation. We're not sure if we should stay in Portland for 3-4 days and do little side trips, and then head to Bar Harbor and stay there for a few days before heading home. Or, not stay in Portland at all. We're looking to relax, but also do stuff.... looking forward to touristy stuff but also not everything being commercialized and touristy. We want to do some nature stuff too- afterall, it's maine! we know there will be tons in Acadia (kayaking, trails, shops, etc.) but can't get a grip on all of this.