A few years ago, my wife and I stayed on the quiet side of Mt Desert Island in Maine. This is where you find towns like Bass Harbor, Otter Creek, and Seal Harbor, which are a lot less busy than the other side of the island, where you’ll find Bar Harbor with its hotels, motels, restaurants, ice cream parlors, and yes, midsummer crowds. Bar Harbor is the major gateway for Acadia National Park, which is the reason for so many people flock here in the first place. Acadia is indeed a gem, for hiking, beachcombing and bike riding on the famed Rockefeller carriage trails.
Yet at day’s end,
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