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Almost Half-Price Annual Acadia Park Passes are available for $28 at the Harbor House Office now thru December 20. Monday thru Friday, 9AM to 4PM. Cash or check ONLY; make checks out to "National Park Service". Info: 244-3713

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Marine Mammals of Maine - A Seal's Journey

Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Holiday Open House and Members Carving Show

ArtWaves Presents: Woven Heart Ornament

Atlantic Brewing Presents: Italian Cook-Off

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Holiday Concert and Sing Along with the Acadia Bell Choir
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Sing-a-long Sundays with Cousin B

Sips Presents: The Jam at Sips

Fogtown Brewing Presents: Cousin B. and Gus La Casse

Fogtown Brewing Presents: Ryan O'Keefe

Fogtown Brewing Presents: Goldenoak
Island police log: Noise complaint leads to arrest

Acadia visitation up in Oct., still down for year

Crepes and crafts

Parking lot lights debated

Children’s Bazaar set
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.


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