Park passes now available in the Chamber office
The office is open 9 to 4, Monday through Friday
|• PenAir resumes Maine flights|
• Deer survey planned
• Bar Harbor resident evades scooter scam
• Sidewalk builders avoid blacklist
• Deputy harbormaster appointed
|• Welcome New Businesses/Welcome Baskets
• Bury the Power Lines?
• Main St. Reconstruction and Your Business
• New FREE Market Segments
• 2013 Citizen of the Year
|• 15th Annual Acadia Birding Festival|
• Whittle a Warbler
• Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races
• Bayside Trio Concert at The Claremont Hotel
• Maines Wild Blueberry Industry
|• Park Loop Road Opening|
• Open House at National Park Canoe and Kayak
• Speedy Autos of the Brass Era
• Mothers Day at Seal Cove Auto Museum
• Precipice Closure
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 should convince you.
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.