The official website for the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce AcadiaChamber

Upcoming Events
Chamber Press

Travel with Kids
Travel with Pets
Marine Travel
Move to MDI
Green Certified

Live Webcams
WiFi Hotspots
Maps & Guides
Acadia N.P.

Contact Us
List of Members
Join the Chamber

Special Offers!
Help Wanted


Lighthouse Society

Lodging   Dining   Activities   Shopping   Personal   Services   Community    Who's Open? Home

Visitor Center open Daily 9-5
Park Passes available
Main St Construction Update

Town meeting splits sessions

MDI shows love of Rockefeller land, and its owner

Charter school bill benefits MDI High

Bar Harbor officials ask court to dismiss former police chief’s claims

Chamber names new executive director
Transportation Planning for Acadia Begins

Vista Clearing in Acadia

Thunder Hole Opens

Carriage Roads Open to Walkers

Prescribed Burns Planned for Acadia
Wendell Gilley Museum's Annual Spring Open House, Carving Show, and Sale

Garden Class

17th Annual Acadia Birding Festival

Free Military Appreciation Weekend 2015 at Smuggler's Den Campground

Southwest Harbor Police Department's 2015 Bike Rodeo
Healthy Acadia Offers Responsible Beverage Server and Seller Trainings

MDI Hospital Nursing Excellence Award Winners Named

MDI Hospital Launches CNA Program

Acadia National Park to offer car-free mornings

Southwest Harbor Artisans - Celebrating our Move!

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.

PO Box 1143, Southwest Harbor ME 04679
Site designed and hosted by Blossom Software