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Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Paintings and Textures - the Works of Kate Russell Henry and Tom Lee

ArtWaves Presents: Did You Leave Your Heart in Maine?

ArtWaves Presents: Life Drawing Instruction with Erika Rosso

ArtWaves Presents: Marketing Workshop for Artists

ArtWaves Presents: Opening Up Abstraction with Monoprinting
artcal is currently unavailable
New school build estimated at $67 million

Locals are focal to new eatery

Mitigating the opioid crisis on MDI

Tremont to hold land use workshop Feb. 2

Contract awarded for big Acadia Schoodic project
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Narcan / Naloxone Public Training

Welcome to the Chamber!

Cadilla c Summit Road to close for road work November 14th, 2022

Road work to begin October 11, 2022 on Park Loop Road at Acadia National Park

Remembering Southwest Harbor Fire 5 (Ret) Captain Harold Hall
National Park Service Selects Artist-in-Residence Participants at Acadia National Park for 2023

Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets on February 6

Great American Outdoors Act will fund improvements to Acadia National Park water systems

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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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