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Our Visitor Center is open Monday - Friday, 9AM to 5PM. We have individual, vehicle and annual Acadia Park Passes available.

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: All Aboard? Rethinking Transformational Travel on a Cruise ship

Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Bird Walks with Seth Benz

Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Bird Walks with Seth Benz

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: The Geology of Mount Desert Island with Duane & Ruth Braun

22nd Annual Acadia Birding Festival
Island Arts Association's Memorial Day Fair

Island Arts Association's Memorial Day Fair

Island Arts Association's Spring Fair in Southwest Harbor

Island Arts Association's Spring Fair in Southwest Harbor

Island Arts Association's Fourth of July Fair
In-person live drama returns to MDI

Mask mandates, business checklists begin to retire

MDI Hospital holds three Pfizer vaccines for ages 12 and up next week
Welcome to new Chamber member Hearth and Harbor

Welcome to new Chamber member, The Davis Agency

Welcome to new Chamber Member, Acadia Vendors Market!

Welcome to new Chamber Member, Acadia Mindfulness Adventures!

Acadia National Park Announces Openings for 2021
Acadia National Park Receives New Hybrid Learning Grant from National Park Foundation

COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Impacts and Opportunities for U.S. National Parks

Acadia National Park Announces Openings for 2021

July 4th Fireworks

Thank you to our 4th of July Fireworks Sponsors

Grand Finale Sponsors
Cafe 2 / Eat-A-Pita

Large Rocket Sponsors
Thurston's Lobster Pound

Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Hutchins Cottages at Acadia
The Lodge-ings
The First National Bank
MDI Boat House
The Redbook

  Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Carol Ann Grant
Carl Wrubel and William Merrill

Sparkler Sponsors
L J Gray
John and KC Burton
Megan Madsen and John Hayter

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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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