The Visitor Center is closed for the season.
|Southwest Harbor Library Presents: 25 Million Stitches Project|
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Thanksgiving Tea at the Library
ArtWaves Presents: Pop-up Christmas Cards
ArtWaves Presents: Holiday Needle Felting
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Opioid Overdose Prevention
|Fogtown Brewing Presents: Natural High Jumble|
Harbor House's Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Sing-a-long Sundays with Cousin B
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Good Guys
Island Arts Association's 45th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
|Police nonprofit sends $5,000 to local teen |
Trenton goes ‘one bin all in’
Search for three boaters missing south of MDI continues
Acadia concessionaire gets new majority owner
|Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Sponsors 2019 MDI Marathon
Welcome to new Chamber member Compusult, Inc.!
Welcome to new Chamber Member Edward Jones Investments
3D Mammography Aids in Early Detection at MDI Hospital's Breast Health Center
MDI Hospital Emergency Room Now Offers Opioid Treatment on Demand
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.