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Half-price Acadia Park annual passes will be available at the Harbor House office from December 1 thru December 22, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 3:30PM. Passes are $35.00 each; cash or check only - no credit cards! Make checks payable to "National Park Service" please.

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Art Reception Carol Shutt: Recent Works and More

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents:Holiday Book Sale & Scallop Raffle Kick-off

Bass Harbor Memorial Library And ACTT Present: Vulnerabilities & Opportunities: Tremont responding to coastal change

Acadia Chamber and Harbor House Present: 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off and Holiday Celebration

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Car Themed Family Storytime at the Seal Cove Auto Museum
Island Arts Association Presents: Holiday Craft Fair

Island Arts Association Presents: Holiday Craft Fair

Bass Harbor Memorial Library Presents: Holiday art and Craft Show thru December 31
Acadia visitation was up in October

Council discusses temporary cruise ship agreement

School Street to close for Jesup construction

Bar Harbor to replace parking meters with kiosks

Bar Harbor passes resolution in support of Lewiston
Camp CaPella Charity Online Auction is Almost Here!

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
Great Meadow Restoration to continue as planned

Join Acadia National Park’s 11th Annual Eeek of Ecology Festival

Island Explorer tests electric buses in Acadia National Park

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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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