My wife and I started planning a trip to New England last May, but shortly after we started planning I was diagnosed with Coronary Heart Disease and had quadruple by-pass surgery! The surgery was successful and my recovery has gone extremely well.
Hafl way through my recovery I didn't think we would be able to take our Maine trip in October, but now I am feeling very good and think we will make the trip after all. We only have 7 days to get away and wanted to get advice on our itinerary. My wife and I really want to see fall colors and we also want to see the coast. So here is my plan:
10/4 Jackson, NH - Sight seeing
10/5 Drive to Bar Harbor after breakfast
10/6 Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park
10/7 Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park
10/8 Camden - sightseeing
10/9 Drive to Portland for late afternoon flight home.
Our primary goal for the trip are to see fall colors, take leisurely hikes and walks, enjoy good food and definitely eat Lobster (even though it isn't heart healthy)! I am an avid amateur photographer and want to find great photo opportunities.
Are we trying to do too much in a week? Should we only travel to the coast or to the mountains and come back another time to do the other? If we do both, would it be better to cut out Camden and stay three days in Jackson and three days in Bar Harbor?
As of today, there are still are rooms in at B&B;s in Jackson, Bar Harbor and Camden, but I know I need to make the reservations very quickly.
Advice and Suggestions are welcome!