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My husband and I would like to visit Bar Harbor and Acadia after the big summer crush. When in Sept. do the crowds thin out? Shall we plan to arrive the day after Labor Day?

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September will be a perfect time to visit Acadia. The summer rush does thin out when kids go back to school in September. However, senior citizens tend to travel in the fall, but certainly there will be far fewer people in September than in summer. You will love Bar Harbor & Acadia.

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Like much of Maine, Bar Harbor now has a Summer tourism season and a Fall tourism season (when visitors come to Maine -- and the rest of New England -- to see the colorful fall foliage. The traditional summer season ends with the Labor Day weekend.... and the fall foliage season on the Maine coast typically begins the last week of September and runs into October. The weeks in September between those two seasons is a great time to visit !! No crowds, great weather, more accomodations availabilities, less crowded restaurants, everyone taking a slow, deep breath after the hustle and bustle of summer, and xomd of the best days of the year to be anywhere on the Maine coast.

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Any time after the Labor Day weekend would be good. As Mainer noted, things are much more relaxed and there are fewer people (relative to July and August), yet all of the amenities are available.

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What is the driving distance from the airport in Portland, Maine to Bar Harbor, Maine?

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Driving distance -- Portland International Jetport to Cottage Street indowntown Bar Harbor ??

There are a couple of major route choices with a couple of variations on one of those two.... but in general, between 160 and 175 miles, one-way.

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Thank you for the quick response. This makes our plans very doable.

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Mainer has answered the distance question: the time it will take, depending on the route you choose, will be between three (interstate) and four (otherwise) hours.

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Thank you for responding. This really helps us planning our travel from Arizona in the summer.

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