The Visitor Center is closed for the Winter. Thank you for a great year!
|Southwest Harbor Library Presents: 25 Million Stitches Project|
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: January Tea
Atlantic Brewing Presents: Bar Harbor Winter Beer Fest 2020
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: The Island Collection New Plays by Carolyn Gage
ArtWaves Presents: Concise Comics: Tween Edition
|Sips Presents: The Jam at Sips|
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Blake Rosso Band
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Song Circle Sunday with Cousin B.
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Duncan & Stokes
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Bad Daddy
|Septic business files appeal |
Public to weigh in on vacation rentals
School to test live feed and recording cameras
Principal works to trim budget
Author to discuss 72-day Florida trek
|Art Blank, MDI Hospital's President and CEO, to Retire at Close of 2020
Healthy Acadia Announces Mini-Grant Opportunity for Community Partners to Expand Youth Substance Prevention Initiatives
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Sponsors 2019 MDI Marathon
Welcome to new Chamber member Compusult, Inc.!
Welcome to new Chamber Member Edward Jones Investments
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.