Visitor Center is open Daily 9AM to 5PM EST.
Weekly Individual & Vehicle Park Passes and ANP Annual Passes are available during office hours.
Maine Seacoast Mission: Centennial Tours
Fee-Free Day in Acadia National Park
The Gift of Acadia: A Celebration of the Acadia Centennial
SWH Library Presents: Carl and David Little Book Talk - Art of Acadia
Claremont Hotel Presents: Caitlin Cleaver
|Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents:The Princess and the Pauper|
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Murdered to Death
Coda Presents: Mes Amis Duo
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Traveling Musicians (G)
The Dockside Inn & Restaurant Presents: Wake Up Mama!
|Bio Lab patent may help healing of hearts |
VIA eyes Route 3 aesthetics upgrade
Oyster cage sites stir up complaint: Opponents allege permit violations
Kish to talk about AT trek at Jesup
|Wilderness First Responder Certification Course at Camp Beech Cliff
A Special Announcement from Hinckley
The Wendell Gilley Museum: Join us for A Flight of Swallows
4th Annual Harbor House Tennis Classic
Welcome to new Chamber Member, Dysart's Great Harbor Marina!
|Acadia Centennial Section at www.mdislander.com |
Acadia: A gift to the people, by the people
How growing tourism could change Acadia over the next 100 years
Friends of Acadia Launches $25 Million Campaign To Address Acadia National Park’s “Most Urgent Challenges”
New books, new exhibit help put Acadia’s 100th anniversary in perspective
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.