The Visitor Center is open daily, 9-5.
|SWH Library's Annual Claremont Dinner & Silent Auction|
Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races and Blessing of the Fleet
Bass Harbor Library Presents: Tremont Historical Society Presentation
SWH Library Presents: Art Paine: The Building of the Dory "Rose"
Wendell Gilley Museum's Family Program: Flamingo Puppets!
|Coda Presents: Bill Shaw|
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: The White Rose
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: The Beauty Book
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: The Gin Game
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: The Velveteen Rabbit
|Estate gift honors friendship |
Wendell's Boy joins MDI fleet
Warrant Committee changes proposed
Sen. King urges Acadia advisory re-activation
Carriage road work
|Healthy Acadia's Downeast Teen Leadership Camp Set for Week of July 24-28
Wendell Gilley Museum Offers Introductory Carving Lessons
Welcome to new Chamber member, Islesford Dock Restaurant and Gallery!
LEONARD R. CASHMAN ELECTED AS A DIRECTOR OF BAR HARBOR BANKSHARES AND BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST
SWH Library Presents: Barbara Strubell - Artist's Reception
Thank you to our 4th of July Fireworks Sponsors
|Grand Finale Sponsors
Large Rocket Sponsors
Dysart's Great Harbor Marina
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Skip's Automotive Services
Beal's Lobster Pier
Sips & Sawyer's Specialties
Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Richard Bradford Builder, Inc.
Smuggler's Den Campground
Milagro Coffee & Espresso
McEachern & Hutchins, Inc.
Eastern Maine Recycling, Inc.
Cafe Drydock & Inn
Carroll Drug Store
Ocean House Boat Storage
L.S. Robinson Insurance Co.
Bass Harbor Boat House
Downeast Diesel & Marine
Milk & Honey Ktichen
Terry Tank Service LLC
||Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Meg & Larry Eaton
Joe & Lori Morneault
Darrell & Jacqueline Storholt
Peter T. Benson III & Eric S Benson
Dave & Carolyn Parks
Binki & Chris Orthwein
Barbara & Mark Campbell
Mazzie & Charlie Gogolak
Harold & Marcia Beal
Larry & Debra Alley
David & Anne Benz
Don & Rae Cousins
Rob Putman & Janet Myers
Karen & Brian Kupiec
John & Becky Burnham
Jay & Candy Emlen
Deb & Rick Smith
Noelle & Anthony Ellis
Ann & Greg Benz
Christine & Edward O'Leary
Judi & David Wilson
Tim & Jean Taylor
Michael & Susan Higgins
Pam & Doug Diehl
Sydney R. Rockefeller
Dave & Moira Larson
Howard Monroe Jr.
Linda Hayward & Steve Weinreich
Suzanne & Pete Madeira
Mary S. Clement
Susan Covino Buell
Steve & Nancy Homer
Art & Lee Worster
Judith & Bruce Connery
Bette & Tucker Spurling
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.