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

Members Write

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

Live Webcams
WiFi Hotspots

Contact Us
List of Members
Join the Chamber

Special Offers!

Jobs and Housing


Lighthouse Society

Lodging   Dining   Activities   Shopping   Personal   Services   Community   Bar Harbor Home

The Visitor Center is closed for the winter.

Quilt 'N' Fabric's April Shop Hop

Coda Presents: Classic Movie Night: Charade

SWH Library Presents: National Poetry Month Open Mic Night

Acadia Family Center and SWH Public Library Present: Dick Dimond, MD

Friends of Acadia's Annual Earth Day Roadside Clean-up
Sips Presents: Michael Anderson

Coda Presents: Meghan Clark

Coda Presents: Banned From Eden

Island Arts Association Present: The Spring Fair

Bar Harbor Cellars Winery Presents: 10th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit for the MDI High School Jazz Department
'Fake news' is talk focus

Police plan opinions mixed

Bar Harbor municipal posts filled

Ten years ago in these pages

Domestic assault arrest made
Solarize MDI 2017: A Window of Opportunity

Healthy Acadia Offers Free Tai Chi for Health Series

Welcome to New Chamber Member, The Southwest Harbor Public Library

Hungry for Health 2016 Raises Over $6,100 For Substance Prevention

Taking Action For Health: FREE workshops offered

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