Bar Harbor, Maine

Although Bar Harbor’s hustle and bustle is not for everybody, it has by far the most amenities of any town around here. Even if you stay elsewhere, you’ll probably wind up here to eat dinner, grab a drink or schedule a kayaking, sailing or rock-climbing tour.

Bar Harbor’s busiest season is late June through August. There’s a short lull just after Labor Day (early September); it gets busy again during foliage season, which lasts through mid-October. The season ends the weekend following Columbus Day with the Mount Desert Island Marathon