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The Visitor Center is open Monday thru Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Acadia National Park Weekly and Annual Passes are available.

Southwest Harbor Pubic Library Presents: June Exhibits

ArtWaves Presents: Relief Printmaking with Christine Medley

ArtWaves Presents: Nature Printing with Christine Medley

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Beer Hiking New England with Carey Kish

ArtWaves Presents: Accordion Bookmaking with Christine Medley
Island Arts Association Presents: Southwest Harbor Spring Fair

Island Arts Association Presents: Southwest Harbor Spring Fair

Coastal Fine Arts Alliance of Maine's Annual Gallery on the Green

Coastal Fine Arts Alliance of Maine's Annual Gallery on the Green
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Welcome to new Chamber member St. Brendan's Anglican Mission!

Welcome to new Chamber Member Clark Point Restorations LLC!

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Digital Literacy Classes May & June 2023

John Dittmar of Acadia Fishing Tours

Welcome to new Chamber member The Upper Deck!
Cultural Connections Program Returns to Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets on June 5

Visiting Acadia throughout Memorial Day Weekend

July 4th Fireworks

Thank you to our 4th of July Fireworks Sponsors

Grand Finale Sponsors
Acadia Fuel

Large Rocket Sponsors
Acadia Yurts
G. F. Johnston & Associates
Skip's Automotive
Eat-A-Pita / Cafe 2
Thurston's Lobster Pound

Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Hutchins Cottages
Harbor Ridge Resort
Dead River Company
First National Bank
McEnroe Builders Inc.
Acadia Cottages
Main Street Variety
L. S. Robinson Co. Insurance

Sparkler Sponsors

  Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Carl Wrubel and Bill Merrill
Rick Benson
Rip and Amy Stauffer
Mara Kochaba
Thomas and Carroll Fernald
Darrell and Jackie Storholt
Dawn Sunday
Laura E. Smallidge
Anna Maynard
Mazzie and Charlie Gogolak
Andrea and Patrick Helsel
Larry and Meg Eaton
Chris and Carolyn Groobey

Sparkler Sponsors
Ava and Lucy Silverman
Brian and Dani Silverman
Larry and Debra Alley
Bob and Robin Sattler
Margot Haertel
Rob Putman and Janet Myers
William C. Reiff
Mike and Phyllis Magnani
Andy Cline
Lorraine Aronson
John and Sarah Maxwell
Joe Snider
The Smiley's
Carey and Fran
Megan Madsen
Patty Pinkham and Larry Albee
Steve and Nancy Homer
Kiel Hemenway
Ruth Jellison
Steve Sligar and Mary Schuler
Sarah Fortin

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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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