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Boston, New Hampshire, Maine trip questions

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Hi all, My husband and I are in the planning stages of a late August trip (11 or so days beginning around August 16th) and could use your help. We'd fly out of LAX into Boston, stay 3-4 nights in Boston, then drive up the Maine coast. I'm thinking 3 nights in Camden followed by 3 nights in Bar Harbor before flying home out of Bangor, ME around August 26th - the Sunday before Labor Day. We do want to visit my brother near Portsmouth NH (which could be a day trip out of Boston). We've been to Boston, Cape Ann and Kennebunkport on a previous trip. We're in good shape 60-year-olds who love long walks (not strenuous hikes, but moderate is OK), historical things, gardens, good food, small towns, relaxing.

I chose the Maine coast because I am hoping the humidity would be lower than the inland areas - true? I could tweak the trip to go into the NH mountains, just thought the coast would be better weather.
Second question: is Bar Harbor more crowded/slammed on the weekends? I'm looking at the Bass Cottage Inn, which advertises that it's near downtown but not in it.
Third, how would you characterize the difference between Camden and the Penobscot Bay area with Acadia National Park as far as outdoor activities, scenery, etc?

Finally, my last concern is picking up a car in Boston at Prudential Center and driving out of the city...man, driving in Boston is a nightmare, as the signage is not very clear. Is this a well-marked route? We have take the "scenic route" by default in Boston before and do not want to repeat it. (I know that on the weekdays we can take the train to Portsmouth and rent from there, but if you think it's easy to do this particular pickup, we'll consider it instead).

Thank you SO much for your help!

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