What is the best time of year to visit Arcadia to avoid the crowds?
Winter is best for no crowds.
Between being doable from the metro New York area and being the closest NP to the major New England cities like Boston, there probably isn't a no-crowd time for Acadia in decent weather. If I had to guess, crowds are probably biggest during fall foliage (usually the middle of October), so I would stay away from that.
Nora ATV, where did you stay?Edited: 25 October 2018, 16:31
As always, at “The Bayview”.
The best views, huge rooms, phenomenal service, wonderful afternoon cookies, lovely breakfast, shuttle to Bar Harbor (we never used it)... and we like the fact that it is not Bar Harbor itself.
We have been staying there for the past 10 years.