Visitor Center open Daily 9-5
Park Passes available
Road Construction is all done
|MDI town ‘abandoned’ McKinley 50 years ago |
Molester's appeal sunk by court
COA to hold convocation
Seal Cove Road detour
Brewery plans tasting room
|Acadia Announces the Grand Opening of Schoodic Woods Campground |
National Park Service announces Listening Session on Short-Term Transportation Management Actions at Schoodic
Find Your Park and Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
Peregrine falcon nesting areas to open
Milkweed and Monarchs
|The Barn Arts Collective Presents: We Run the Ship!|
Island Arts Association's Fair in the Park
Acadia Repertory Children's Theatre Presents: Hansel and Gretel
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club
Boats & Buoys: Lobstering on Little Cranberry Island
|Star Party on Cadillac Mountain will highlight the 7th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival
National Park Service Announces the Grand Opening of Schoodic Woods Campground
MDI Hospital Offers Free Diabetes Prevention Class at YMCA
a Murder at the Salty Dog Gallery!
Phelps/Lowe Memorial Golf Tournament
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.