For the past four years my wife and myself (late 50's) have, for our summer holiday, visited friends in Connecticut (in Sept.). and then gone to Stowe, Vermont for a week. We are not going this year but plan to go back in Sept 2014.
While we really like Stowe (small friendly town, nice restaurants / bars within walking distance of good self-catering accommodation and spectacular scenery - we both like sight seeing by car), we thought we would like to try somewhere different, but still New England.
My question is given that we like Stowe so much, would Bar Harbor or Southwest Harbor be the best bet as a base for us. We both like the idea of the "Quiet side" but wonder would Bar Harbor really be that "noisy"