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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

Harbor House's Annual Holiday Celebration

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Holiday Book Sale

Bass Harbor Memorial Library Presents: Free Tai Chi Workshop

ArtWaves Presents: Advanced Cookie Decorating

Southwest Harbor Library Presents: 25 Million Stitches Project
Island Arts Association's 45th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Fogtown Brewing Presents: Good Guys

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
Adelmann's to rent by the week

Pretty Marsh walkers cite dangers

Indivisible to meet

Island police log: Coyotes like to eat venison, too

Ambulance to get new home
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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