The Visitor Center is closed for the season. We will be returning phone calls and emails. 207-244-9264 email@example.com. If you need a park pass, the Entrance station on the Park Loop Road is open year round. Or you can order a park pass on-line at recreation.gov. Please note that the Cadillac Mt. Road will be closed for repairs beginning November 14.
|Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Plein Air Painters of Acadia November Exhibit|
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Discovering Tunisian Cuisine
ArtWaves Presents: Colored Pencil Techniques
YWCA MDI Presents: Tupperware Party!
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Fantastic Felted Fish Class
|Island Arts Association's Holiday Craft Fair|
Island Arts Association's Holiday Craft Fair
|news is currently unavailable
|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
Welcome to the Chamber!
|National Park Service invites public comment on proposed entrance fee increase at Acadia National Park |
National Park Service invites public comment on the restoration of Great Meadow
Eeek of Ecology Halloween Festival for Children
Ads from our members
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.