After arriving in North Conway late in afternoon on 8/29, we will have one full day there (8/30) and half a day (8/31) before driving to Bar Harbor. My current plan is to see the sites in the immediate area of NC (Cathedral Ledge, Diana's Baths, Echo Lake, perhaps the village of Jackson) on 8/29; to drive through Pinkham Notch, stopping at the Glen Ellis Falls and hiking the Square Hedge, Lost Pond trail on the morning on 8/31 (I know, I know - no drive to the top of Mt. Washington) before continuing on to the Maine coast.
On the full day I would like to do the following, but am concerned it may be too much: drive route 302, doing the Arathusa Falls and Mt. Willard hikes; stopping at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel for a look around and perhaps lunch; continuing on to Franconia Notch State Park for the walk to the Flume Gorge; return to North Conway via the Kancamaugus Highway stopping a various points along the way.
Any suggestions, advice? Could we better spend our time?