We are a family of 4 (mom, dad, 8 year old girl and 5 year old boy), planning a full 2 weeks in Maine in 1st half August 2012. We are going to travel in a small (23 ft) RV and like to be outdoors mostly to hike, enjoy the beauty, do any cool things kids like to do like any swim spots not freezing cold or a kid museum etc. I read the top reviewed book on Acadia so will definately spend 3 or 4 days there. Here are my questions:
1. As we can not 'do it all' what are the MUST DO things (other than Acadia) for family?
2. We also hope to see some 'off the beaten path' destinations. Any tips there?
3. We want to be flexible and so we do not plan to pre-book every campsite -- should this be possible (or at least possible if we spend weekends inland rather than on coast, but then head to coast during weekdays)?
3. Does anyone have any great and/or beautiful campground recommendations? (despite having an RV, we tented for many years prior to this, and we do NOT like paved parking lot/amusement style campgrounds. Instead we like more natural campgrounds with some trees. We also like an occasonal pool for the kids).
Thanks in advance to anyone who can point us in the right direction! There is a LOT of information to review so we really appreciate anyone who can help us sift through it and get to the highlights.