The Visitor Center is open daily, 9-5.
|ArtWaves Presents: Figure Drawing|
ArtWaves Workshop: Art for Those Under 3...and their Double Digit Partners
Salty Dog Gallery Presents: Watercolor Workshop with Phil Steel
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Technician Tuesday
ArtWaves Presents: Figure Drawing
|Wendell Gilley Museum: "Abundance of Riches" Exhibit by Andrea Rich|
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Pinnochio
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Agatha Christie's Black Coffee
Harbor House & Acadia Repertory Theatre Present: Love Letters
Sips Presents: Gus LaCasse
|Park looks to lease Blue Duck |
In pictures this week
Lawyer to speak on immigration
Acadia’s Dominy back after stint in Montana
|Summer Extravaganza Promises Fun Family Activities
Welcome to new Chamber member ArtWaves!
Letter to the Community from Elsie Flemings, Executive Director, Healthy Acadia
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Presents Golf Tourney Proceeds to Beneficiary
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Murder Mystery Dinner
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.