I'm all over New England for work and go to MDI plenty of times and never set foot in Bar Harbor, but I do like to people watch there on summer nights. I have customers and friends on MDI and get there at least half dozen times a year, times the past 35 years. Avoiding crowds is easy even in July and August -- there's a whole lot more to the place than BH. To me, it's often a jumping off point for a Quebec or Nova Scotia ride. I would have moved there 35 years ago but never did figure how to make a living from there.