The Chambers' Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 PM instead of on October 17, due to a severe storm forecast. We hope you can join us on the 24th! The Visitor Center is open daily from 9AM to 5PM thru October 21.
Weekly Individual and Vehicle Park Passes, and Acadia Annual Park Passes, are available.
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: It Takes a Community A Documentary Film by Peter Logue Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Backside Food Coop Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Friday Ride Day Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: The Pumpkin Festival at the American Legion Hall
Sips Presents: the Jam with Brian Kupiec Sips Presents: Wednesday Night Music with Bud Williams Sips Presents: Wednesday Night Music with Jim McDermott Sips Presents: Wednesday Night Music with Stephen Bowman Fogtown Brewing Presents: Bee Parks & the Hornets
School board down a member Mobile app allows anonymous tips of illegal substance use Girls who code Research examines fall foliage and climate change Hundreds to volunteer in Acadia
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.