Visitor Center is closed for the winter.
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|Acadia eyes sewer work |
Evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson to speak Feb. 19
County airport needs more passengers
Improvements eyed for Otter Creek Hall
Derby is cancelled
|Centennial Winter Events |
Acadia Receives Funding through the National Park Service Centennial Challenge Program
Summer Teacher Fellowships at Acadia National Park and Saint Croix International Historic Site
Workshop to Look for Emerald Ash Borers Offered
Acadia National Park Suspends Search for Missing Man
|Great Maine Outdoor Weekend|
The Village Green Arts Association Presents A Winter Concert Series
SWH Library Presents: One Park, One Read
Acadia Winter Festival
Harbor House's Annual Great Harbor Shoot-Out
|News from Healthy Acadia: Neighbor4Neighbor Fund Seeks Applicants and Donors
Hit the Trails - Get Moving Outdoors this Winter with the Healthy Trails Challenge
Kevin Schneider Selected as Superintendent at Acadia National Park and St. Croix Island International Historic Site
Healthy Acadia Offers Free Medline Plus Tutorial Sessions
Your Pet's Next Best Friend Veterinary Clinic Rabies Clinic
The Quietside of Acadia
Mountains rising from the ocean,
forests stretching to granite cliffs,
lakes nestled in glacial valleys,
crashing surf on a rocky shoreline.
It is little wonder that nearly three million people come each year to Mt Desert Island
(often just called "MDI")
to enjoy Acadia National Park.
So, how can an island that hosts millions of people have a quiet side?
MDI is roughly circular with a fjord, Somes Sound,
through its center that nearly cuts it in two.
Acadia covers just over half of MDI,
about a third of the park is west of the Sound.
Most tourists to the island head to Bar Harbor on the northeast coast,
which is home to several large hotels and is a popular port for cruise ships.
Tremont and Southwest Harbor are the principal towns on the west side of MDI.
First settled by fishermen,
the towns retain their maritime heritage boasting healthy fishing fleets and myriad boat yards.
Although less traveled than the east side,
the Quietside of Acadia offers plenty of services for visitors,
as this website shows.
We invite you to browse the site to learn about Acadia National Park and our community.
Or better still,
come for a visit and enjoy a classic Maine island vacation.