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The Visitor Center is closed for the winter. We will be answering phone messages and emails during this time. We will re-open in early May. ** Our phone service has been restored!

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Leeann Rhoades Art Exhibit

ArtWaves Presents: Barre Mondays

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presets: Tea at the Library!

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Women's History Month Exhibit

ArtWaves Presents: Yoga Dance for Families
Island Arts Association's Memorial Day Weekend Fair

Island Arts Association's Memorial Day Weekend Fair

Island Arts Association's June Southwest Harbor Fair

Island Arts Association's June Southwest Harbor Fair
Bar Harbor Rotary seeks new members

BHBT employees raise $21,000 for eight New England nonprofits

Tremont and A Climate to Thrive invite residents to workshop resilience plan on March 5

Trenton student wins young writer's award for Hancock County

Warrant Committee aims to save taxpayers $1M
The 2024 Camp CaPella Polar Dip & Frost Festival Is Ready for you!

Welcome to New Chamber Member Camp Beech Cliff!

Welcome to the Chamber, Compass Marine Surveys, Inc!

The Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: CALL TO EXHIBITORS Women's History Month March 2024

Welcome to new Chamber Member, Harbor Table!
Acadia National Park Invites Five Accomplished Artists-in-Residence for 2024

Attend a federal resume workshop before applying to Acadia National Park for a seasonal job

Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets on February 5

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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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