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The Visitor Center is open daily from 9AM to 5PM. Weekly Individual and Vehicle Park Passes, and Acadia Annual Park Passes, are available.

Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Friday Ride Day

ArtWaves Presents: Botanical Pop-up Books

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Eye-witness Artistic Creation!

ArtWaves Presents: Botanical Pop-up Books

ArtWaves Presents: Botanical Pop-up Books

Sips Presents: Friday Happy Hour

Fogtwon Brewing Presents: Dead Gowns & The Loblolly Boy

Island Arts Association's 15th Annual Fair in Southwest Harbor

Claremont Hotel Presents: Hot Club of Portland

Barn Arts Presents: The Petra and Mo Show
Parking changes eyed

In pictures this week

Documentary explores plastic pollution

Island Police Log: Father, son go to jail

Food guide debuts
Dr. Ormanda Johnson Joins Cadillac Family Practice in Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor Bank to Acquire 8 Bank Branches in Central Maine

Bar Harbor Bank And Trust Presents Golf Tourney Proceeds to Beneficiaries

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust awards Career & Technical Education scholarships

News from Atlantic Brewing Company

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 stop 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 Acadia away from the crowds.

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