Visited the Boothbay/Brunswick area with girlfriends in October & was so charmed by the people & scenery of Maine that I talked my husband into the upper portion the first week in May. Flying into Bangor & trying to decide if a whole week in Bar Harbor is too much? Want to see ANP, but we aren't going to be doing any serious hikes, although we love to walk & enjoy the views. Would love a suggestion for a cabin or a cottage-don't want a true B&B & yet don't want to do a hotel either...IS there anything a bit in-between? Also thinking about a night or two on Monhegan Island? Too much? It will just be the two of us enjoying some time away (kids in college) & we are looking forward to exploring! Have 8 nights to do so, so any suggestions are appreciated. Last but not least...know you can't guarantee the weather, but is it safe to assume a rain coat & some hiking boots are a must? After reading some of the other forums I'm starting to wonder about the black flies too?!!