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.