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Happy Holidays from AcadiaChamber!

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: January Tea at the Library

Bass Harbor Memorial Library Presents: Day Hiking In Luxembourg

Atlantic Brewing Presents: 4th Annual Winter Beerfest 2019

Mount Desert Island Historical Society's Annual Bean Supper

Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Valentine's Day Printmaking Workshop
Sips Presents: Community Jam

Fogtown Brewing Presents: The Rugged

Sips Presents: Wednesday Night Music with Michael Anderson

Fogtown Brewing Presents: Minor Characters

Sips Presents: Wednesday Night Music with Bill Shaw
Dental practice closes up shop

Gagnon named Bar Harbor Planning Director

Tree-mergency debated

Island Police Log: Accidents strike twice

Land request likely too late
Beal's Lobster Pier Hosts "Support Our Local Coast Guard Families"

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust's First Annual Toy Drive Results

Exhibition at the Southwest Harbor Public Library in Celebration of Women's History Month

Island Housing Trusts' Holiday Lights Celebration

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust First Annual Toy Drive

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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