The Visitor Center is open daily from 9AM to 5PM. Weekly Individual and Vehicle Acadia National Park Passes and ANP Annual Passes are available.
|Sips' Wine Dinner with Spann Vineyards|
Wendell Gilley Museum's Spring Open House and Carving Show
Coda Presents: Cooking with Carter: A Fundraiser for The Barn Arts Collective
SWH Library Presents: How to Improve Your Financial Situation Session 3 - Retirement Planning and Individual Retirement Accounts
19th Annual Acadia Birding Festival
|Coda Presents: Brian Kupiec and Bill Haynes|
Coda Presents: Big Tree
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Outlaw, a New Musical
Mirthapalooza: A Night to Celebrate Larry Stettner, Hosted by the Barn Arts Collective
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Signal
|Lawyer rebuts pier opponents |
Emily Damon to be chef at the new Islesford Dock
Mussel farmer questions plan of competitor
Bar Harbor Warrant Committee
Memorial Day observances
|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
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Opening Reception
Join us for a Community Forum!
Thank you to our 4th of July Fireworks Sponsors
|Grand Finale Sponsors
Large Rocket Sponsors
Dysart's Great Harbor Marina
Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Richard Bradford Builder, Inc.
Smuggler's Den Campground
Milagro Coffee & Espresso
McEachern & Hutchins, Inc.
Eastern Maine Recycling, Inc.
Cafe Drydock & Inn
Downeast Diesel & Marine
||Cherry Bomb Sponsors
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.