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

The Visitor Center is open Monday thru Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Acadia National Park Weekly and Annual Passes are available.

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Hook 'n I Rug Hooking

A Climate to Thrive Presents:Community Climate Solutions Fair

ArtWaves Presents: Beginning Kids Ballet, with Fun Movie Music!

Tremont Celebrates the Bass Harbor Country Store Museum

ArtWaves Presents: Which Stitch? A Circle of Needles
Island Arts Association Presents: October Craft Fair

Island Arts Association Presents: October Craft Fair

Island Arts Association Presents: Holiday Craft Fair

Island Arts Association Presents: Holiday Craft Fair
Town appeals lawsuit decision for second time

Island Explorer puts EVs to the test

Acadia awaits word on shutdown

Planning Board members attend comp plan workshop

Chamber to bring back buoy tree fundraiser
L.S. Robinson Insurance Company Announces a Name Change!

Welcome to new Chamber member, Frankie's BBQ!

Welcome to new Chamber member Rodick's Take Out!

Camp CaPella Recognition for Sandollor Spa, Hampden Electric and Bangor Savings

Welcome to new Chamber Member Seal Cove Cabins!
Island Explorer tests electric buses in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park prepares for Hurricane Lee

Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets on September 11

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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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