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|ArtWaves Presents: Intro to Watercolor On-Line|
ArtWaves Presents: Print the Park! OUTDOORS
Quilt N Fabric Presents: Maine's Shop Hop
Great Cranberry Island Historical Society Presents: Art of the Cranberry Isles
ArtWaves Presents: Needle-Felted Mandalas OUTDOORS
|Fogtown Brewing Presents: Sara Trunzo & Tiffany Williams|
Island Arts Association Presents: August Southwest Harbor Craft Fair CANCELED
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Gus La Casse and Mathias Kamin
Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine's Annual Gallery on the Green CANCELED
|Appeals Board finds CEO acted in error |
The week in pictures
Gousse: School needs budget passed soon
Cancer remembrance ceremony planned
Junior Ranger record holder visits Acadia
|Healthy Acadia Presents New Programs That Will Explore Nature-Based Restorative Practices
Fund to Help Those in Recovery Stay Connected
Welcome to our new Chamber Member Great Cranberry Island Historical Society!
Welcome to New Chamber Member - A Climate to Thrive
MDI Hospital Names New Emergency Department Medical Director
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.