My family of four (kids ages 9 and 14) will be making our first trip in late July. We’re flying in and out of Boston and hope to tour the highlights of the Maine coastline as far north as Bar Harbor in the five full days and nights that we’ll have.
First question: is this too ambitious a plan? If you don’t think it’s too much territory to cover, our plan is to spend two days/nights in the Bar Harbor/Acadia area and choose one (maybe two) coastal towns along the way to spend our remaining three days/nights So, my second question would be: which town or towns would be the best “home base” from which to explore?
Things we’re interested in: boat tours, sea life, visiting lighthouses, spectacular views, good restaurants, biking, picnicking, upscale shops. Things we’d like to avoid: kitschy, touristy, busy towns overrun with souvenir shops.
Thank you so much!