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

The Visitor Center is open daily from 9AM to 5PM. Weekly Individual and Vehicle Park Passes, and Acadia Annual Park Passes, are available.

ArtWaves Presents: Carve a Small Alabaster Sculpture

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: First Steps on the Moon Celebration Fifty Years!

ArtWaves Presents: Beginning Oil Painting

Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Friday Ride Day

ArtWaves Presents: Print the Park

Sips Presents: Friday Happy Hour

Fogtown Brewing Presents: The Rugged

Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Perfect Wedding

Sips Presents: Wednesday Night Music with Jim McDermott

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Kneisel Hall Chamber Concert
Secondhand Prose was once 'Oasis'

Permit parking now enforced

Playground cleanup set

Bowden honored in the harbor
Dr. Ormanda Johnson Joins Cadillac Family Practice in Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor Bank to Acquire 8 Bank Branches in Central Maine

Bar Harbor Bank And Trust Presents Golf Tourney Proceeds to Beneficiaries

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust awards Career & Technical Education scholarships

News from Atlantic Brewing Company

July 4th Fireworks

Thank you to our 4th of July Fireworks Sponsors

Grand Finale Sponsors
Acadia Fuel
Great Harbor Marina

Large Rocket Sponsors
Acadia Yurts & Wellness
Skip's Automotive Services
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Beal's Lobster Pier
Sips, Sips 2.0 & Sawyer's Specialties
LS Robinson Co. Insurance
G.F. Johnston & Associates

Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Hutchins Cottages
The Lodge-ings at SWH
Ocean House Boat Storage
Penury Hall B&B
E.S. Benson Transport
Milagro Coffee House & Espresso
Carroll Drug Store
Smuggler's Den Campground
Acadia Photo Safari
Hall Quarry Rental
Downeast Diesel & Marine
The Upper Deck
Sawyer's Market

  Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Carol Weg
Ron & Ann Scott
Larry & Meg Eaton
Georgia Tuttle
Barbara J. Trimble
Mary & John Treanor
Betsey Holtzmann & Abe Noyes

Sparkler Sponsors
Don & Rae Cousins
Diana Pinkham
Larry & Debra Alley
Brenda Fletcher
Charles V. Stanhope
Joseph Snider
Anne Heisey
Grace B. Klausky
Stephen & Nancy Homer
The Gregory Benz Family
Sandy Wilcox & Jack Russell
Charles Lerner
Constance L. Eck
John Potter, Jr.
Peter & Paula Lamoureux
David & Judith Wilson
Brenda L. Merritt
Gordon Robb
John Mescall
John Sundberg
Tanny Clark
Rob Putnam & Janet Myers
Ernie & Linda Campbell
Marilyn Mays
Pat Sweeney
Richard & Leslie Saltsman
Margy Vose
Emily Prudhomme
Pam & Doug Diehl
Erland Seavey
Barbara & Mark Campbell
Richard & Barbara Dickson
Don & Marilyn Chambers
Rob & Nancy Salt
Andy Cline
Ruth K. Jellison
Wallace & Judith Grant
Patty Pinkham & Larry Albee
Lou & Tom Glenn
Lorraine Aronson
Nancy E. Jones
Lynne Birlem
Howard Monroe Jr.
Gary Stellpflug
Michael Wall
Lee Katz
Bill & Phyllis Duffy
Donna Meyerbach
Dave & Moira Larson
Connie & Steve Walsh
Jake Jacobson & Liz Laverack
Jim & Susan Buck

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.

PO Box 1143, Southwest Harbor ME 04679
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