Hi Maine gurus, I need your help! My boyfriend and I have 5 days in the beautiful state of Maine. We love the outdoors and I am addicted to photography. We're especially hoping to enjoy photographing the fall colors. I've booked the first two nights in Bar Harbor so we can enjoy Acadia. But I'm completely confused as to where to go next- I'm thinking either wandering around the Down East Coast or heading up to Baxter State Park. Is Down East Coast very similar to Acadia? So maybe Baxter would give me more variety? Which would have better fall colors? I know peak color times can vary, we'll be there the second week of Oct.
We typically try to pack as much in as possible when we visit a new location but for once I'm trying to limit our travel to two areas only (I know they're big areas!). Driving is not a problem, we're used to it and love to wander and stop for photo opportunities. I'm tempted to leave those 3 nights open and decide when we get there but it sounds like there are not a lot of options in either area and I don't want to waste time looking for somewhere to sleep. Bed and breakfasts don't really appeal to us unless they have separate guest entrances. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks in advance.