Hi - Also posted in Maine forum. I had hoped to visit in June in order to get decent weather while avoiding the worst of the crowds. June isn't going to work this year so I'm now considering early September i.e. just after Labour Day. We're 50's/60's, active and relatively fit, travelling without kids, and particularly enjoy exceptional scenery and nature. Also moderate hikes, interesting small towns, good food, maybe a museum or 2 and a little bit of shopping for crafts and other unique items.
Coming from Ontario Canada (probably enter from Quebec, return through Buffalo) and I'm thinking we'll head to Acadia first then work our way down the coast to Cape Cod. Planning about 10-12 days, might extend that a few days if necessary.
I dislike really big crowds and congestion and am hoping that by visiting in September these will be somewhat minimized? However, I have found that in some areas things start to close down after Labour Day, restaurants and shops reduce their hours, etc. And I'm guessing weekends will still be very busy. I'd be interested in experiences and advice on this as well as specific destinations and accommodations. Thanks!