I've been reading the posts on this forum as I'm trying to make a decision about which to chose for my annual holiday next year. Unfortunately pressure of work means that I will be travelling in either July or August, when things slack off for EU holidays times.
Some of the existing posts suggesting that Bar Harbour is really not too OTT seem to be saying this about the quieter times (ie not July or August)
Now I'm not looking for complete peace and quiet - in fact I like a bit of 'life' and want somewhere with some choices in restaurants, somewhere to stroll after dinner and somewhere to have a beer after dinner as well.
Any advice on the choice between these two - factoring in that I'll be there in the busy season?