I'm heading to Acadia in the next month (I know, late planner) and worried about the construction I'm hearing about. I'm looking at the map and there looks like there are other options to Rt 3 when staying closer to downtown Bar Harbor -- am I wrong? I am considering either the Wonder View Inn or the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel. Can you walk to Bar Harbor from the AO hotel? It says it's only a mile to downtown Bar Harbor -- which is a fine walk for me if it's not along a super busy street. What about taking the shuttle? Should I avoid Bar Harbor altogether? There's availability at the Kimball Terrace Inn. My one concern is that I do want to take a day trip north to visit the Passamaquoddy area (about a 2-hour drive -- I'm part Passamaquoddy and have never been there) and I don't want to spend hours getting off of Mt Desert Island. Any advice welcome -- for lodging and otherwise!