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Acadia National Park Passes are available at half-price December 1 thru 22 (Monday - Friday, 8:15AM to 4PM) at the Harbor House Office. Cash or check only; call for info: Suzanne 244-3713

Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Family Program: Felt and Embroidered Bird Ornaments

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Holiday Sing Along with Ruth Grierson & Friends

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Southwest Harbor Drama Club

ArtWaves Presents: Up-cycled Inspiration Journals from Vintage Books

ArtWaves Presents: Featured Weekend Workshop- African Mud Cloth Inspired Tapestry
Sips Presents: Community Jam with Brian Kupiec

Sips Presents: Wednesday Night Music with Jim McDermott & Bill Doty

Sips Presents: Wednesday Night Music with Ryan Miller

Coda Presents: New Year's Eve in Southwest Harbor!

Sips Presents: Wednesday Night Music with Michael Anderson
Sailing center succeeding

Trash flow working well

First snow, slippery roads

Blood drives set

Concussion risk in middle school
Application open for 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program hosted at Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust's Michelle Curtis is now Treasury Service Sales Officer

Welcome to new Chamber Member, Sea Princess Cruises!

Healthy Acadia Begins Graceful Aging on MDI, A New Program of Movement Classes for Seniors

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.

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